The Whitworth opened Chinese Art from 1970s to Now, the most recent major exhibition in their newly renovated exhibition spaces. The exhibition is the first UK show curated from the renowned M+ Sigg Collection. It brings together 80 significant works by leading contemporary Chinese artists including Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei and Zhang Peili, to examine how art can question, challenge and stimulate. Spanning forty years, it explores questions concerning the conditions for artistic practice, freedom of expression and the freedom of art by exploring the subversive practice of artists including the ‘No Name Group’, via events on Tiananmen Square in 1989 and ending with the incredibly vibrant art scene of today. Highlights include Family Tree (2000) by Zhang Huan, one of the most influential and provocative contemporary artists working today. This photographic work is the

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