30 Years of CFCCA – Cao Fei
Gallery 1: 4 – 27 March 2016
Preview Thursday 3 March, 6-8pm
Cao Fei is a key figure in Chinese art with whom CFCCA first worked in 2013. Cao Fei’s work includes video and digital media that explores the culture and daily life of Chinese citizens born after the Cultural Revolution. Cao has captured the fast transformation of contemporary China spotlighting the mixture of foreign influences from America and Japan, through her projects.
CFCCA co-commissioned the film Haze and Fog in collaboration with the University of Salford and Vitamin Creative Space. Haze and Fod was the first work to enter CFCCA’s unique collection of Chinese contemporary art, jointly held with the University of Salford.
Exhibited in the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, Cao Fei's atmospheric La Town takes us on a tour of an alternate reality modelled on our own, constructed from miniature models handmade by the artist herself. Cao Fei's 40 minute film references cinematic classics like Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather and Hiroshima Mon Amour by Marguerite Duras, blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction.
In 2016, CFCCA celebrates its 30 year anniversary with a high profile exhibition programme spanning 6 months featuring some of the very best Chinese contemporary artists of today.
To find out more visit: http://www.cfcca.org.uk/exhibition/30-years/