RMB CITY by CAO FEI (SL: CHINA TRACY)
Curated by Siya Chen and Heather Keung
Exhibition runs November 5 – December 11 2010
Opening Reception November 12th, 5 – 7pm
Residency in RMB City presented by Gendai Gallery Artist Talk Dec 10th, at 6:30pm
A Space Gallery and The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival are thrilled to present Cao Fei’s first solo exhibition in Canada from November 5- December 11, 2010. In the Chinese virtual utopia RMB City, you can dine on roast duck at a night market, indulge in a luxurious foot massage with Karl Marx, apply for a job with the Monkey King, take choreographed tai chi dance lessons, meditate on a flying carpet…all the while discussing universal theory as it applies to life, both real and virtual. RMB City was developed, via the freeware Second Life, by Guangzhou artist Cao Fei (SL: China Tracy) as a conceptual space and experimental platform for her and her collaborators to embark on explorations in art, design, architecture, literature, cinema, politics, economy, society, and beyond. A microcosm that reflects on contemporary China, it is home to multi-faceted conceptual artworks by international artists.
Residency in RMB City presented by Gendai Gallery
Artist Talk Dec 10th, at 6:30pm
Toronto artists create projects in reaction to RMB City structure and life. Technical support provided by the Hybrid media lab at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Artist talks by Adrian Blackwell, Yam Lau, and collective, Gesturecloud: Judith Doyle, Fei Jun, Jim Ruxton (with Ken Leung and Ian Murray).