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Dust Carpet by Ya-Chu Kang

Part of China Changing Festival

Get your hands dirty at Dust Carpet, a live, large-scale art intervention with artist Ya-chu Kang inspired by the artist’s first visit to the UK.

Kang’s site-specific project is based on anthropology and research into the history of the textile industry, particularly cotton and wool textiles, in the UK.

Textiles represent the complex relationship between workmanship, skill and physical labour. Using textiles as a prism, we can examine current and changing standards of living, migration possibilities, economy, trade and social structure.

Exploring issues of identity and the relationship between man, nature and the social environment, Kang uses mixed media sculpture, site-specific installation, land art, video, drawing, photographs, textile research and collaboration.

Kang is a Taipei-based artist currently working at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester as part of an artist exchange with Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, China.

Presented by Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art.

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Royal Festival Hall
Green Side Foyer, Level 2



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There is an opportunity to meet the artist and hear more about her work at the discussion event Art and the Practice of Sustainability at 4pm.