Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art announces Cai Guo-Qiang exhibition

Cai Guo-Qiang’s first solo exhibition in Australia will be staged exclusively at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from November 23, 2013 to April 21, 2014.

Cai Guo-Qiang Head On
Cai Guo-Qiang Head On

Head On, a striking installation of 99 life-sized wolves leaping through the air and colliding into a glass wall, will travel to Australia for the first time, on loan from the Deutsche Bank Collection. Two new installations will respond to Cai’s visits to Queensland with his family, drawing on local landscape, history and culture, as the artist takes a new direction in his work.

Cai Guo-Qiang was born in Quanzhou, Fujian Province, China, in 1957. He lives and works in New York City.

His recent solo exhibitions and projects have included ‘Cai Guo-Qiang on the Roof: Transparent Monument’, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2006; his record-attendance retrospective ‘I Want to Believe’, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and the National Art Museum of China in Beijing in 2008 and the Guggenheim Bilbao in 2009; Odyssey, a permanent gunpowder drawing installation for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2010; and his first exhibition in the Middle East, ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab’ at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar, in 2011.

In 2012, the artist appeared in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China and the Faurschou Foundation in Copenhagen, Denmark. His latest exhibition, ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Da Vincis do Povo’, opened jointly in February at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and Museu dos Correios in Brasilia, Brazil, and will continue touring to São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro.

Cai was Director of Visual and Special Effects for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

For more information visit: qagoma.qld.gov.au/cai

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