One Hand Clapping: Cao Fei

Set in the largest logistics warehouse in Shanghai, Cao Fei’s film „Asia One“ (2018)—part of a larger installation of the same name—examines the automated industry’s physical and psychological impact on society. In this video, she notes a central question of her work: “How can humanity go on finding its place after humans have been replaced by automation?”

„Asia One“ was commissioned for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s permanent collection as part of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative. The final exhibition of the initiative, „One Hand Clapping,“ was on view at the museum May 4–October 21, 2018.

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