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RMB City

China Tracy and Cao Fei
Vitamin Creative Space
Artists' Books
21.5 × 28.5 × 1 cm

RMB City has been created by Cao Fei’s avatar China Tracy as an experimental utopian world for the 3D online virtual community of Second Life. This book documents the RMB city project in full colour, with texts in English and Chinese by Cao Fei, Zafka, Fang Zheng, Hu Fang, Jiang Jun, and Wagner James Au.

RMB City is conceived as a condensed incarnation of contemporary Chinese cities with most of their characteristics; a rough hybrid of communism, socialism and capitalism, in a series of Chinese fantasy realms that are highly self-contradictory, laden with irony and suspicion, and extremely entertaining and pan-political. China’s current obsession with land development in all its intensity is here extended to Second Life.

Central to the project’s concept is the participation by Institutions and individual investors who are invited to buy buildings in RMB City and program events and activities within them where other Second Life users can participate.

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