I watch that worlds pass by
Renate Wiehager, Christian Ganzenberg & Wang Xiaoyu (Eds.)
The seventh in the Daimler Art Collection artist’s book series is designed by inter- nationally known noted Chinese artist Cao Fei (b. 1978) in collaboration with Wang Xiaoyu of The Pavilion, Beijing. Inspired by a conversation with artist Hu Fang, this publication brings together three projects from the artist’s filmic oeuvre exploring the spaces, aesthetics, relationships and politics of the virtual life—Town, Haze & Fog and RMB City. Stills from her films, photographs of sets, sketches, text, storyboards and illustrations pack this survey book accompanied by articles never before published in English by Chris Berry, Hou Hanru, Hu Fang and Jiang Jun plus new texts by Shumon Basar, Huang Chien-hung, Christian Ganzenberg and others. An interview with the artist by Hans Ulrich Obrist in which the basis of her work is outlined completes this rich oveure. Cao Fei’s invitations to numerous biennials including Venice (2015) has attracted great interest, representative of an awakening to young transnational Chinese art.
7 ½ x 10 ¼ inches / 256 pp / 17 b&w and 148 color
Retail Price: $55.00
DAIMLER CONTEMPORARY, BERLIN