ART+FILM ACMI and TarraWarra Museum of Art present

Cao Fei : La Town (2014)

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To coincide with the TarrraWarra International 2017, All that is solid..., we are presenting a video work by leading contemporary Chinese artist Cao Fei. La Town (2014, 41 mins 58 secs) is an epic and mysterious work.

Citing Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities and Alain Resnais' Hiroshima Mon Amour as influences, Cao's camera roves through detailed post-apocalyptic tableaux, hand constructed by the artist, evoking a metropolis full of discord and decay, tenderness and violence. Following the screening, Victoria Lynn, curator of All that is solid..., will discuss the work in the larger context of Cao Fei's practice.