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"RMB City Opera" Explores Play, Romance, and Identity through Second Life

Curator Leesa Fanning interviews China Tracy in RMB City.
photo: courtesy of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Curator Leesa Fanning interviews China Tracy in RMB City.

With the opening of the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the new spaces within its gleaming white walls seemed to cry out for art as fresh and cutting edge as the structure itself.

By Steve Walker


Kansas City, MO – At the building's mid-section is The Project Space, designed to house rotating exhibits. For a new video installation, the space has been converted into a kind of mini-theater for a work by a young Chinese artist that's having its first viewing in the United States. KCUR's Steve Walker reports.

Check here for a cyber discussion between Cao Fei and Curator Leesa Fanning.

RMB City Opera
February 4?June 5, 2011
Location: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's Bloch Building, Gallery L8
Admission is free.
Running time: 45 minutes
Video begins 15 minutes after the hour, every hour
Parental Discretion is Advised

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Since 1998, Steve Walker has contributed stories and interviews about theater, visual arts, and music as an arts reporter at KCUR. He's also one of Up to Date's regular trio of critics who discuss the latest in art, independent and documentary films playing on area screens.
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