Cao Fei: Blueprints

A new exhibition on the work of Beijing artist Cao Fei arrives at the Serpentine Gallery this month. The multi-media specialist, whose work examines the daily lives of Chinese citizens born after the Cultural Revolution, focuses on the rapid and chaotic changes in Chinese society in ‘Blueprints’. It is her first display of work in the UK since ‘Haze and Fog’ featured at the Tate Modern in 2013.

‘Blueprints’ comments on human struggle in the midst of an ongoing technological revolution through a series of immersive films and installations. The centrepiece is ‘Nova’, a vividly colourful feature-length film about a man losing his son in cyberspace. Other highlights include ‘La Town’, a stop-motion dystopia, and ‘Eternal Wave’, a virtual reality presentation of the artist’s Beijing studio.

To coincide with the ‘Blueprints’ exhibition, Singaporean art historian and curator Dr. Wenny Teo will lead a talk on Cao Fei at the Serpentine on April 25th.

Cao Fei: Blueprints runs until May 17th, 2020 at the Serpentine Gallery.