Cao Fei: Simulus, Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

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Cao Fei: Simulus
On View: April 7 – June 10, 2012
Address: Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 – 88 Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, V3W 3L1
Opening: April 14, 2012, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Curator's Tour on April 19
Public Event: May 12, 2pm
Montreal-based art critic and curator, Alice Ming Wai Jim will discuss the work of Cao Fei in the context of contemporary new media art from China.(Free Admission)

Our computer age has produced many online interactive worlds that mirror the real world in which we live. Over the past decade, these virtual places have been increasingly infiltrated by practicing visual artists who now occupy them to present their art, perform new identities, and generate alternative forms of living. The exhibition Simulus, by Cao Fei, one of China’s acclaimed 21st century generation of artists, presents an interactive game environment, and two films constructed from ‘real’ events that have taken place in the simulated online environment Second Life.

The flash game installation Apocalypse Tomorrow depicts an expansive seascape where the viewer-player, as a stoic, surfboarding monk, must avoid obstacles made up of familiar architectural forms and monuments from China’s recent past. Videos from the RMB City project are composed of montaged scenes incorporating a multiplicity of characters – including Cao Fei’s avatar China Tracy – within a fictional city collaged from existing cities in turn-of-the-millennium China.

Presented as part of Yellow Signal: New Media from China that takes place across Metro Vancouver in the spring of 2012.

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