Institution Opening: UCCA in RMB City: Virtual “Christian Dior and Chinese Artists”

Institution Opening: UCCA in RMB City: Virtual “Christian Dior & Chinese Artists” (opening 6pm Jan 9, SLT)
Venue: UCCA in RMB City (People’s Aerial Castle, RMB City 2 (196, 56, 113))
More information about project:

Ullens Center for Contemporary Arts opens their futuristic virtual museum space in RMB City with a virtual view of their exhibition “Christian Dior & Chinese Artists”, held at UCCA (Beijing) from Nov 2008-Jan 2009.


Blog,Events,News,SL Events — Miniature Tigerpaw, January 5, 2009 @ 11:29 pm

Master Q’s Guide to Virtual Feng Shui: a special project by Huang He


Master Q’s Guide to Virtual Feng Shui: a special project by Huang He for RMB City
Opening January 9, 6pm, SecondLife Time
January 10, 10am, Beijing Time (the most auspicious hour)

In this special project coinciding with the opening of RMB City, young Guangzhou-based artist Huang He extends feng shui, a system based on three-dimensional spatial reality, into RMB City where space is compressed into folds on a flat screen, and its only genealogy is the cohesion among pixels. Therefore Huang He ‘s virtual feng shui project looks more like a rupture than a continuity.


Blog,Events,News,SL Events — Miniature Tigerpaw, January 4, 2009 @ 11:23 pm

RMB City at Battery City: A Post-Olympic Beijing Mini Marathon

Though it was a good 14 hours before the SLT New Year, RMB City Team rang in 2009 at the Beijing Mini-Marathon held at “the shop” of Vitamin Creative Space in Beijing.

(Marathon Man: Hans Ulrich Obrist interviewing Cao Fei, translation by Venus Lau)

This series of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist featured Cao Fei as one of the first conversations, where she discussed the latest progress of RMB City in the context of her own work, as images of RMB played on the wall. RMB Team Member Venus Lau (Nokan Vlodovic) translated, and continued to work her linguistic magic for several hours into the night and into the next year!

We’re now in the count-down to the grand opening on January 10th, which will almost be a *new* new year for the city itself…

More pictures and information about the marathon below.


Battery City: A Post-Olympic Beijing Mini Marathon is the continuation of Marathon events conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist which have been taking place at the Serpentine Gallery Pavilions since 2006. Through interviews conducted by Hans Ulrich Obrist and group discussion conducted by Jiang Jun, chief editor of Urban China, the Beijing Mini Marathon seeks to map the most pressing concerns of the minds of Chinese artists, architects, writers, and intellectuals at this moment, and to re-generate energy for future development within the Chinese context.

Hans Ulrich Obrist interviews: Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, Zhang Anding, Xiao He, Zhang Da, Dai Zhikang, Wang Jianwei, Jia Zhangke, Jiang Jun, Ma Yansong, Yangjiang Group, Zak Kyes, Yan Jun.

Sound Performance: Yan Jun THE STETHOSCOPE
Calligraphy creation: Yangjiang Group (Zheng Guogu, Chen Zaiyan, Sun Qinglin)
Media Partner: Urban China Magazine
Translator: Venus
Stenography: Ruize Stenography Company
Supported by: Subjam, Zak Group

Time: 31 Dec 2008 2pm – 4am 1 Jan 2009
Venue: the shop Jianwai SOHO West Area Tower15 B1-1503

Blog — Miniature Tigerpaw, January 1, 2009 @ 11:00 am
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