Yishu - Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art

Cao Fei’s Stimulus at the Surrey Art Gallery

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Incorporating elements of video game interactivity and cinematic viewing, gallery visitors will experience an uncanny parallel city that has been created through the virtual computing community known as Second Life. China’s dynamic new urban landscapes inform a future threatened by uncertain ecological transformation in Cao Fei’s re-imagined China.

This exhibition is curated by Jordan Strom.

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. Formal Remarks: 7:45pm

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

Photo credit: Cao Fei / China tracy, RMB CITY: A Second Life City Planning, 2007. Video, 6 min. Courtesy of Vitamin Creative Space.

As the first comprehensive presentation of contemporary Chinese new media and video art in Canada, Yellow Signal: New Media in China consists of six exhibitions and one film screening which will take place at various public and commercial art galleries as well as a cinema in Metro Vancouver. The list of venues include Centre A, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Surrey Art Gallery, the Charles H. Scott Gallery at Emily Carr University, Republic Gallery, and Pacific Cinémathèque. Starting in March and continuing until September 2012, each gallery will present an exhibition and accompanying artist/curator talks. Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art will launch a special issue on Yellow Signal: New Media in China in May 2012.

For more info, please visit: http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/1537.aspx

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