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Zkm / Museum Of Contemporary Art

Totalstadt. Beijing Case

MARA KUROTSCHKA, Beijing Moves, 2005, 

Video still. Courtesy the artist.

Although the title may suggest yet another exhibition surveying architectural revolutions in Asia's booming economies, "totalstadt. beijing case" at Karlsruhe's ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art actually highlights the people inhabiting the megalopolis, in this case Beijing. The show bookends an earlier exhibition in Beijing itself, initiated by Germany's Federal Cultural Foundation, which staged the results of a four-month-residency of 12 artists from both China and Germany in the Chinese capital. ZKM's presentation includes works by…

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