Cai Guo-Qiang’s paradise regained

The Gallery of Modern Art’s (GOMA) major summer exhibition for 2013 is ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’, comprised of three spectacular installation works across the ground floor of GOMA — two of which are brand new — by renowned New York-based Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. For insights into the exhibition, Ashley Hay spoke with…

Who is Cai Guo-Qiang?

The Gallery of Modern Art will present Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, a major exhibition by one of the world’s most significant contemporary artists, from 23 November 2013 to 11 May 2014. For his first solo exhibition in Australia, Cai Guo-Qiang shifts his focus away from the cosmos and back to the Earth we…

Death and Life

Death and Life: rakuny ga walnga focuses on the universal regenerative cycle of death, engendering new life. Included are more than 70 bark paintings, memorial poles, sculptures and weavings by 34 artists from Arnhem Land in northern Australia. The works reflect the languages, moieties, clan affiliations and connections of the artists with their country: from…

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth

Cai Guo-Qiang made significant contributions to the Gallery’s Asia Pacific Triennials in 1996 and 1999, with his memorable gunpowder drawing and bamboo bridge across the Watermall. He was also involved in the first Kids’ APT in 1999, with his bridge-making activity. It is this close association between Cai and the Gallery over the past eighteen years…