Cao Fei: RMB City

at the Serpentine Gallery

Beijing-based artist Cao Fei (born 1978) is fusing fantasy with the contemporary Chinese city in her construction of RMB City, an experimental art community in the virtual world of Second Life. Cao Fei, through her Second Life avatar 'China Tracy', spent a year exploring the possibilities of Second Life and produced the i.Mirror trilogy, 2007, a series of films that document her adventures.

Art Exhibition previously on at Serpentine Galleries in Greater London, United Kingdom.
From Saturday 26 July 2008 to Wednesday 01 July 2009

Cao Fei RMB CITY: A Second Life City Planning 2007 image

Published by anonymous on Monday 28 July 2008.
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i.Mirror trilogy was presented in the Chinese Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007.

The Serpentine has commissioned the artist to present RMB City in the Gallery’s public space and to continue her investigation of this digital landscape and the development of RMB City. Once she has completed its construction in autumn 2008, the buildings of the virtual city will be occupied for two years by partners including institutions and individual collectors who will host exhibitions and cultural activities open to all Second Life users. RMB City at the Serpentine Gallery is a part of CHINA NOW, the UK’s largest ever festival of Chinese culture