Friday, February 24, 2017

Cao Fei | Rumba I: Incubator

Cao Fei
Rumba I: Incubator
Zurich, Switzerland: Parkett, 2017
17.5 cm x 23.2 cm.
Edition of 30 signed and numbered copies

Made for the latest (and penultimate issue of Parkett Magazine, see below post) earlier this year, the work consists of a mini-vacuum cleaning robot with two synthetic chicks attached. Watch the work in motion, here:

“Few artists have plumbed what we could call China’s transnational imaginary more effectively than Cao Fei.”
—Tom McDonough, Parkett 99

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