As China’s most celebrated artist representative of the generation born after the China’s economic reform, Cao Fei (born 1978 in Guangzhou, China, lives and works in Beijing) is highly prominent on the international scene with her works that project her personal and cultural relationship with contemporary China. Her wide-ranging practice includes photography, video, installations, performance, and digital media; and her interest in pop culture can be seen in contemporary elements incorporated in her work, including hip-hop, cosplay, virtual spaces and avatars, and augmented reality (AR). The 16th edition of MAM Screen presents two of her feature-length films: Haze and Fog (2013) during the first half of the period, and Nova (2019) during the second half.
Cao’s body of works - addressing the contradictions and chaos brought about by rapid urban development and globalization, the way that capitalist pop culture has permeated society, and moreover, the social change caused by the dramatic progress in technology such as virtual spaces and artificial intelligence (AI) - encourages us to think about the future of humanity and the workings of society.
Screening of the following works is scheduled for the MAM Screen 016:
Period I: Wednesday, June 29 - Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Haze and Fog 2013 60 min. 46 sec.
It is scheduled to begin running at 10:00, 11:05, 12:10, 13:15, 14:20, 15:25, 16:30, 17:35, 18:40, 19:45, and 20:50 daily. We close at 17:00 on Tuesdays.
Period II: Wednesday, September 7 - Sunday, November 6, 2022
NOVA 2019 97 min. 12 sec.
It is scheduled to begin running at 10:00, 11:40, 13:20, 15:00, 16:40, 18:20, and 20:00 daily. We close at 17:00 on Tuesdays.
Born 1978 in Guangzhou, China, lives and works in Beijing. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong (2018-2019); K21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf (2018-2019); Centre Pompidou in Paris (2019); Serpentine Galleries in London (2020); UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (2021); and National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) in Rome (2021-2022). Cao Fei also represented China in the Chinese Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007). In addition, she was nominated for the Future Generation Art Prize (2010), was selected as a Hugo Boss Prize finalist (2010), and received the Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) Best Young Artist Award (2006) and Best Artist Award (2016). She also won the Piedra de Sal award of the Cuenca Biennale (2016) and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize (2021).