Cao Fei is a multi-media artist and filmmaker based in Beijing. Video, digital media, photography and objects all play a role in the artist’s engagement with an age of rapid technological development. The Serpentine Galleries exhibition will bring together new and existing works in an immersive, site-specific installation, expanding the themes of automation, virtuality and technology that Cao Fei continuously draws upon.
This project at the Serpentine Galleries will be Cao Fei’s first large-scale institutional solo exhibition in the UK. At the centre of this exhibition will be a new Virtual Reality artwork The Eternal Wave, produced in collaboration with Acute Art and premiered as part of Blueprints; a site-specific installation bringing together collected archival material and furniture that is based on elements of Cao Fei’s Beijing studio; and her latest film, Nova. These three interconnected works mark the culmination of Cao Fei’s extensive research in Beijing over the last five years, examining the social history and urban transformation of the city’s Jiuxianqiao (‘Hong Xia’) district where she lives and works.
Cao Fei: Blueprints
Date: 4th March – 17th May, 2020
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Mondays)
Place: Serpentine Gallery
Address: Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7402 6075