Events
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Communities in the Making
Publishing Otherwise: A Slow Book Fair for Coexistence
from
15
August
2023
until
22
December
2023
10:00 - 17:00
Explore a growing book display in our Communal Project Space, accompanied by both live and virtual talks, workshops and many free events on the theme of coexistence.
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esea Showcase
esea Showcase: Stephen Wong Chun Hei
from
7
November
2023
until
20
December
2023
10:00 - 17:00
esea Showcase presents its inaugural display of Hong Kong-based artist Stephen Wong Chun Hei's commissioned painting 'The Mountain Carrier in a Storm'
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Workshops
Communities in the Making
Points-of-You® Conflict Management December Workshop
from
until
8
December
2023
11:00 - 12:30
Join us for Points-of-You® Conflict Management Workshops in collaboration with intercultural coaches Karen Cheung Dyer and Selana Kong
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Communities in the Making
from
5
June
2023
until
30
November
2023
10:00 - 17:00
‘Communities in the Making’ is an ongoing series of events that unites community-led and process-driven approaches to fostering co-existence amongst diverse underrepresented cultures and communities in Manchester.
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Talks
Publishing Otherwise
A Talk by Chao Jiaxing: Curating the Speculative
from
until
30
November
2023
14:30 - 16:00
Join Shanghai-based independent curator Chao Jiaxing on-site as we navigate storytelling as a curatorial methodology, and the impact of cultural diasporas on contemporary visual art curatorship.
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Workshops
Communities in the Making
Points-of-You® Conflict Management November Workshop
from
until
24
November
2023
11:00 - 12:30
Join us for Points-of-You® Conflict Management Workshops in collaboration with intercultural coaches Karen Cheung Dyer and Selana Kong
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Talks
Publishing Otherwise
Voicing Abstraction: A Talk by Infrasonica
from
until
21
November
2023
17:00 - 18:00
Join us online for a talk by Infrasonica, a digital platform of non-Western cultures, archives of experimental sound and visual artists, as well as theoretical musings on contemporary critical thought.
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Guided tours
Saturday Guided Tours: 'Dinu Li: A Phantom's Vibe'
from
29
July
2023
until
18
November
2023
Every Saturday, tours begin at 11:00 and 14:00
Join a member of the esea contemporary team in the gallery for a guided tour of esea contemporary’s exhibition ‘Dinu Li: A Phantom's Vibe’.
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Communities in the Making
Colour & Corks: Wine Tasting Workshop November
from
until
15
November
2023
18:00 - 20:00
Join wine writer Kelly Liang for a thought-provoking, interactive evening of wine tasting and storytelling exploring the notion of ‘Home’ through the lens of wine.
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Wine Tastings
Communities in the Making
Colour & Corks: Wine Tasting Workshop November
from
until
15
November
2023
18:00 - 20:00
Join us for a unique wine experience led by wine writer Kelly Liang. During the workshop, Kelly will guide us through a selection of wines on the topic of 'Home.'
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Screenings
Communities in the Making
Screening: All About My Mother
from
until
3
November
2023
18:00 - 20:00
esea contemporary co-presents with Queer East a collection of short films dedicated to our mothers and their queer kids
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Guided tours
Artist-led tour: 'Dinu Li: A Phantom's Vibe'
from
until
28
October
2023
14:00 - 15:00
Join artist Dinu Li in the gallery for a guided tour of his solo exhibition ‘A Phantom's Vibe.
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Readings
Publishing Otherwise
Reading Group: 'Vulnerable Communities' by Koki Tanaka
from
until
21
October
2023
14:00 - 15:00
Join our Curator Dot Zhihan Jia for an afternoon reading session where we will collectively read the accompanying text by Koki Tanaka for his feature film 'Vulnerable Histories' (2018).
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Talks
Communities in the Making
Artist Talk: Jinjoon Lee in conversation with Biao Xiang
from
until
7
October
2023
11:00 - 12:30
Join artist Jinjoon Lee for an online talk, in conversation with Social Anthropologist Biao Xiang
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Wine Tastings
Communities in the Making
Colour & Corks: A Special Wine Tasting Workshop celebrating ESEA Heritage Month
from
until
28
September
2023
18:00 - 20:00
Join wine writer Kelly Liang for an engaging evening of wine tasting and stories celebrating ESEA Heritage Month.
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Publishing Otherwise
Publication Launch: ‘Dinu Li: A Phantom’s Vibe’
from
until
24
September
2023
13:00 - 15:00
Join Dinu Li in conversation with Michael Mason and Xiaowen Zhu at esea contemporary for the launch of the artist's latest publication, 'A Phantom’s Vibe,' which accompanies his eponymous solo exhibition at the gallery.
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Talks
Publishing Otherwise
A Talk by Adele Patrick: The Power, Purpose and Politics of Publishing Otherwise
from
until
23
September
2023
16:00 - 17:30
As a part of 'Publishing Otherwise,' we invite you to join Adele Patrick on-site as she shares her decades-long work and contributions as an artist, feminist, and co-founder of Glasgow Women's Library.
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Screenings
ESEA Heritage Month
ESEA Heritage Month Special Screening: 'Whose Homeland: Longing and Belonging'
from
until
15
September
2023
17:30 - 19:00
As part of the ESEA heritage month, esea contemporary co-presents with Sine Screen a series of short films that explore ESEA diasporic experiences, migration, and hidden histories.
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Book Launch: Contemporary Queer Chinese Art by Dr Hongwei Bao
from
until
25
August
2023
16:00 - 18:00
In celebration of Manchester Pride Weekend 2023, join Dr Hongwei Bao at esea contemporary for the launch of his latest publication 'Contemporary Queer Chinese Art'
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Communities in the Making
Communal Project Space Open Call
from
13
June
2023
until
24
August
2023
10:00 - 17:00
This summer we are offering our Communal Project Space to communities that need somewhere to gather, discuss, and practise. ‍Submit your interest now!
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Guided tours
Artist-led tour: 'Dinu Li: A Phantom's Vibe'
from
until
19
August
2023
14:00 - 15:00
Join artist Dinu Li in the gallery for a guided tour of his solo exhibition ‘A Phantom's Vibe.
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Publishing Otherwise
A Conversation at an Ordinary Art Shop
from
until
17
August
2023
16:00 - 17:30
Join writer and curator Ling Gu for a talk on social practice and localisation of contemporary art in China
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Wine Tastings
Communities in the Making
Colour & Corks: Wine Tasting Reimagined
from
until
23
July
2023
16:00 - 18:00
Join wine writer Kelly Liang for a joyful and engaging afternoon of wines and stories
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Communities in the Making
Speaking Nearby
from
until
22
July
2023
14:00 - 17:00
Join the artists (susan) pui san lok, Dinu Li and Ho Rui An for an afternoon of screenings, sound works and artist talks that explore the politics and poetics of voice.
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Preview - Dinu Li: A Phantom’s Vibe
from
until
21
July
2023
18:00 - 20:00
Join us for the exhibition preview to celebrate esea contemporary's new exhibition 'Dinu Li: A Phantom's Vibe'
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Talks
Communities in the Making
Artists Talk: Reconnecting, Artmaking and Mobility
from
until
2
July
2023
11:00 - 13:00
Join us for an artists talk featuring artists and creatives from across China
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Communities in the Making
Moving Forwards, Sideways
from
22
June
2023
until
24
June
2023
10:00 - 17:00
Visit our Communal Project Space to view the works from our 'Moving Forwards, Sideways' project with Hong Kong BN(O) communities.
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Screenings
Communities in the Making
Both Sides Now 8: Queer Realities/Virtualities
from
until
21
June
2023
18:30 - 20:00
A screening event that brings together a collection of moving image works which explores both real and virtual Queer spaces by international artists and filmmakers
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Workshops
Communities in the Making
Performance workshops for Hong Kong communities
from
14
June
2023
until
16
June
2023
14 and 15 June 10:00 - 12:00; 16 June 14:00 - 16:00
Join us for an interactive performance workshop designed for Hong Kong BN(O) communities
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Talks
Online Talk: In Conversation with Koki Tanaka
from
until
12
May
2023
14:00 - 15:30
An online conversation between artist Koki Tanaka, and curators Haeju Kim and Dr. Vicki Sung-yeon Kwon
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Workshops
Docks & Seamen: a board game play with Asia-Art-Activism
from
until
4
May
2023
15:00 - 17:00
Play for stakes in histories, spaces and practices; restarts, reshuffles, chance and choices
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Book Launch: Experiments in Care & Collective Disobedience
from
until
4
May
2023
17:30 - 19:30
Join us for the launch of 'Asia-Art-Activism: Experiments in Care and Collective Disobedience' and a roundtable discussion
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Guided tours
Practise Till We Meet: Guided Tour
from
until
22
April
2023
11:00 – 12:00; 14:00 – 15:00
Every Saturday, join a member of the esea contemporary team for guided tours of our inaugural exhibition ‘Practise Till We Meet’
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Talks
Proxy Conference: Collaborative Research Through Gameplay
from
until
16
April
2023
14:00 - 15:30
In conversation with Asian Feminist Studio of Art and Research
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Screenings
April Special Screening with Sine Screen: Havana Divas
from
until
4
April
2023
18:00 - 20:00
Partnering with Sine Screen, join us at esea Studio for two special screenings of Havana Divas 古巴花旦
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Screenings
March Special Screening with Sine Screen: Havana Divas
from
until
31
March
2023
18:00 - 20:00
Partnering with Sine Screen, join us at esea Studio for two special screenings of Havana Divas 古巴花旦
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Talks
Online Talk: Curators’ Dialogue – Intersectionality through Creative Practice
from
until
25
March
2023
16:00 - 17:30
Join Guest Curator Hanlu Zhang and Progressive Diasporas (Anna Harsanyi and Sheetal Prajapati) for a dialogue on intersectional curation
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Workshops
Chagossians of Manchester: Sunprint-making Workshop with Audrey Albert
from
until
11
March
2023
14:00 - 16:00
Join us for a sunprint-making workshop by Chagossians of Manchester (CoM), a long-term community project led by artist Audrey Albert
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Talks
East Asian Womanhood: Stories And Stereotypes
from
until
4
March
2023
15:00 - 16:00
A talk led by artist and researcher Dr Denise Kwan on her practice and focus on East Asian womanhood, in celebration of International Women’s Day.
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Talks
Online Talk: Europe’s Hmong Communities and Cultural Expressions
from
until
24
February
2023
13:00 – 14:30
Join anthropologist Dr Tian Shi and our Guest Curator Hanlu Zhang for an online talk about the diasporic Hmong community in Europe
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Guided tours
Practise Till We Meet: Curator's Tour
from
until
18
February
2023
11:00 – 12:00; 14:00 – 15:00
Join Guest Curator Hanlu Zhang in the gallery for guided tours of our inaugural exhibition ‘Practise Till We Meet’