04 December 2020 - 04 April 2021

Cao Fei. Supernova

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opening hours

TUESDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
THURSDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
FRIDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
SATURDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
SUNDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
The ticket office is open until 1 hour before Museum closing.

Every Monday, 1 May, 25 December


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Based on the measures laid down by the Italian Prime Minister’s decree the MAXXI will remain closed and its activities suspended until next April 3rd.

During this period we will continue to meet and discuss on our online channels, in the hope of seeing you again soon in the Musem’s halls.

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curated by Hou Hanru, Monia Trombetta

Between dreams and reality, the real and the virtual, her videos examine the dilemmas of contemporary life, exploring the transformations in China, the perception of self and facing universal questions. 

Among the most prominent figures in the international art scene, Cao Fei (born in Guangzhou and based in Beijing) has participated in more than one hundred biennials and exhibitions and her works are exhibited in the most prestigious international art institutions. Her video works, explore the borders between dreams and reality, the real and the virtual. They examine the dilemmas of contemporary life, explore the transformations in China and draw on her perception of self while facing universal questions at the same time.

The exhibition is realized in collaboration with the Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci in Prato. In Rome and Prato, the artist’s last two video works are presented, alongside other works about her research. At MAXXI, the science fiction film Nova will be screened; it was made in 2019 for the staff at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, along with its first virtual reality work in progress, The Eternal Wave. Her video work Asia One will be on display at the Pecci Museum.

in collaboration with Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato.

header: Cao Fei, Nova, video still, 2019. Courtesy Cao Fei and Vitamin Creative Space.