A hollow in a world too full
Tai Kwun Contemporary will stage a solo exhibition that captures some of the most remarkable aspects of the Chinese visual artist Cao Fei, an exhibition entitle A hollow in a world too full. The exhibition, presented by UCCA, Beijing, will run from 8 September to 9 December 2018 at the art galleries in Tai Kwun.
Cao Fei is one of the most renowned contemporary Chinese artists of her generation. Born in 1978 in Guangdong, China, she is widely known for her multimedia installations and artworks which explore the realities of young Chinese in a fast-changing society. The artist mixes social commentary, pop aesthetics, references to surrealism and documentary conventions in her films and installations.
A hollow in a world too full at Tai Kwun Contemporary is Cao Fei’s first large-scale exhibition in Asia. It follows the unprecedented success and international exposure brought by the artist’s mid-career retrospective at MoMA PS1 in New York. With her recent shift in practice and focus on the moving image, Cao Fei is fascinated by the collision of histories at Tai Kwun, at the restored Central Police Station compound, and raises questions about the enforcement of constraints and the boundaries of freedom.
Tobias Berger, Head of Arts, Tai Kwun, said, “Bringing the innovative art of Cao Fei to Hong Kong furthers our mission to be a space in which people are inspired and transformed by contemporary art. We encourage everyone to come and explore the past, present and future of Tai Kwun, through the unique lens of Cao Fei and her creative collaborators.”