“Taking part in the exhibition Utopia Matters at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Chinese artist Cao Fei presents a unique and “cozy” installation of the virtual space RMB City. RMB City is a project that involves the creation of a virtual city and art platform in the online 3D world of SecondLife.“Playing on the idea of ‘private utopias’ and the splitting between a ‘real’ and physical space and a virtual ideal world, RMB City takes the shape of an intimate room where visitors can actively experience its virtual existence. Through SL portals, videos, press material and old project installations visitors can actually enter Cao Fei’s utopian world as if they were in their own bedrooms”. (Cao Fei).” Vernissage Art
At the forefront of contemporary practice, Cao Fei successfully negotiates the integration of RPG’s into a mainstream practice. She is one of the few artists to embrace contemporary online cultural phenomena and receive the recognition of major galleries.
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