Cao Fei

( 10 articles reference Cao Fei )


Beyond Ai Weiwei: How China’s Artists Handle Politics (or Avoid Them)

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In a gallery in Hong Kong’s Chai Wan district last week, during the city’s third annual installment of the international Art Basel fair, the Beijing-based artist Huang Rui introduced a new live work called “Red Black White Grey.” At the start of the performance, four affectless women walked onstage wearing trench coats, then disrobed one […]

Cao Fei and Allan McCollum part of the 9th Bienal do Mercosul l Porto Alegre

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The promises of the 9th Bienal do Mercosul l Porto Alegre are to identify, propose and repurpose changing belief systems and appraisals of experimentation and innovation. It intends to raise ontological and technological questions through artistic practice, object making and nodes of experience. This edition of the biennial can be considered an environment in which to encounter natural resources and material culture in a new light, and to speculate on the bases that have marked distinctions between discovery and invention, as well as the values of both sustainability and entropy. The 9th Bienal do Mercosul | Porto Alegre is curated in three components: the exhibition Portals, Forecasts and Monotypes including existing and new work, projects created through collaborative commissions, performances and screenings; the initiative “Island Sessions,” involving field trips, discussions and an online publication, and a five-month art pedagogy program, “Cloud Formations,” designed for teachers, mediators, and the curious…

Cao Fei and Tomás Saraceno featured in Mobile M+: Inflation! at the West Kowloon Cultural District Promenade

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The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and Mobile M+ are pleased to present Mobile M+: Inflation!,an outdoor exhibition of inflatable sculpture positioned adjacent to Hong Kong’s future museum for visual culture. Featuring selections by internationally renowned artists Choi Jeong Hwa, Jeremy Deller, Jiakun Architects, Paul McCarthy, newly commissioned artworks by Cao Fei and Tam Wai Ping, and a performance/installation by Tomás Saraceno; Mobile M+: Inflation! is an exhibition that looks at the nature and potential of art and architecture in public space. It takes as its departure point the synthetic and impermanent qualities of inflatable forms, and explores notions of nature and artifice, intimacy and monumentality, as well as beauty and the grotesque in the context of public art and its role in the constructed landscape…

Cao Fei, Yang Fudong, and Xu Zhen part of China China at PinchukArtCentre

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China China is an exhibition about two Chinas, about the present and the past and about choices for the future. Dealing with the continuous search for history and with a reality that is shifting from local to a global context. It highlights the different approach in the generation of artists living through the Cultural Revolution, who find their subject in researching the past while dealing with the present, and the new generation, who engages in an uprooted society, moving forward into a new social-cultural future…

Nature’s Toolbox: Cao Fei, Tomas Saraceno and Xu Zhen included in exhibition

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Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention, produced by the nonprofit Art Works for Change, is an innovative international traveling exhibition featuring contemporary artwork by 38 renowned artists from around the world. Inspired by nature as the ultimate resource for innovations that promote an ecologically secure and sustainable future, the show’s eye-capturing art helps visitors understand and appreciate the life-or-death interdependence between the 10–20 million species on earth—including humans—and the quality of life we enjoy…

Asia Art Archive’s Backroom Conversations with Cao Fei

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As the official Education Partner of ART HK since its 2008 inception, Asia Art Archive (AAA) once again presents Backroom Conversations, a series of discussions in which leading experts and practitioners in the contemporary art field consider key issues affecting the art world…