GO SEE: Cai Guo-Qiang at the Guggenheim, February 22 – May 28

February 20th, 2008

Scaffolding was built under the boat via The Guggenheim Museum

The Cai Guo-Qiang retrospective, “I Want to Believe,” opens February 22 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The exhibit represents the first solo show by a Chinese-born artist at the Museum.

Scaling New Heights at the Guggenheim [The New York Sun]
Cai Guo-Qiang, I Want to Believe [Guggenheim Museum]
Cai Guo-Qiang [Art Observed]

The comprehensive survey chronicles his unique visual vocabulary encompassing his gunpowder drawings reaching lengths of 100 feet, explosion events caught on video, photographs, and preparatory drawings. Large-scale installations, including a version of Inopportune: Stage One (2004) comprised of nine exploding cars suspended in the central void of the rotunda will also be on view.

Cai Guo-Qiang supervises the beginning of the installation via The Guggenheim Museum

CaiGuo-Qiang, “The Century with Mushroom Clouds” via The Guggenheim Museum