Chinese artist Cao Fei filmed her nine-year-old daughter, Qing, playing on an artificial island they set up in their living room. The film forms part of Cao’s Isle of Instability (2020) exhibition at Shanghai’s West Bund Art & Design Fair. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Audemars Piguet Contemporary Chinese artist Cao Fei filmed her nine-year-old daughter, Qing, playing on an artificial island they set up in their living room. The film forms part of Cao’s Isle of Instability (2020) exhibition at Shanghai’s West Bund Art & Design Fair. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Audemars Piguet Contemporary
Chinese artist Cao Fei filmed her nine-year-old daughter, Qing, playing on an artificial island they set up in their living room. The film forms part of Cao’s Isle of Instability (2020) exhibition at Shanghai’s West Bund Art & Design Fair. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Audemars Piguet Contemporary
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How lockdown in Singapore inspired Chinese artist Cao Fei to realise her global pandemic project

  • Isle of Instability is a series of home videos, drawings and sculptures made by Cao while she was in lockdown for 10 months with her family in the city state
  • Disinfectant bottles and many other Covid-19 images in her show at Shanghai’s West Bund Art & Design Fair portray the new normal we all face

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Chinese artist Cao Fei filmed her nine-year-old daughter, Qing, playing on an artificial island they set up in their living room. The film forms part of Cao’s Isle of Instability (2020) exhibition at Shanghai’s West Bund Art & Design Fair. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Audemars Piguet Contemporary Chinese artist Cao Fei filmed her nine-year-old daughter, Qing, playing on an artificial island they set up in their living room. The film forms part of Cao’s Isle of Instability (2020) exhibition at Shanghai’s West Bund Art & Design Fair. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Audemars Piguet Contemporary
Chinese artist Cao Fei filmed her nine-year-old daughter, Qing, playing on an artificial island they set up in their living room. The film forms part of Cao’s Isle of Instability (2020) exhibition at Shanghai’s West Bund Art & Design Fair. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Audemars Piguet Contemporary
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