30 Years of CFCCA | Cao Fei

La Town

4 - 27 March
Preview – Thursday 3 March, 6-8pm - click here to RSVP
Part of 30 years of CFCCA

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Cao Fei is a key figure in Chinese art with whom we 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 Fog was the first work to enter our 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.
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Cao Fei, La Town_Night Museum_2014_C-print_80×120cm Cao Fei, La Town White Street 2014, Courtesy of artist and Vitamin Creative Space