PHOTO: © Ausstellungsansicht, Cao Fei. Meta-mentary, Lenbachhaus, 2024. Foto: Simone Gänsheimer, Lenbachhaus, © Cao Fei, 2024. Courtesy Sprüth Magers and Vitamin Creative Space

Cao Fei. Meta-mentary

In the organizer's words:

With Meta-mentary, we invite you to experience an exhibition in which Cao Fei's cinematic imagery and artistic vocabulary become part of the space. Cao Fei is internationally recognized as one of the most important representatives of post-digital art. The term post-digital has existed since the early 2000s and refers to an art whose theme and essential component is the digital penetration of our everyday lives. Art is conceived from the digital and appropriates its structures and characteristics.

Cao Fei (*1978 in Guangzhou) lives and works in Beijing. In her films, photographs and walk-in multimedia installations, she deals with the economic and social changes of our time. Digitalization, globalization, the transformation of urban and suburban structures and thus our living spaces are at the heart of her artistic work. Her questions focus on the way we humans live, how we react to the developments around us and adapt to them or actively incorporate them into our lives. For her works, Cao Fei sometimes spends time in the virtual world herself through her avatars China Tracy and Oz, documenting her perception of digital realities in individual visual language and distinctive artistic spaces. Invention and reality, the fantastic and the documented, the digital and the human combine to create surreal, dystopian images and original aesthetics that can be experienced by the public.

Her exhibition at the Lenbachhaus will also focus on how rapid social change is being accelerated by digital technologies, thereby touching and changing human experiences and the self-image of human existence at its core.

This content has been machine translated.


Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau Kunstareal - Luisenstraße 33 80333 München

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