Who is Cai Guo-Qiang?

The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) presents ‘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…

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth

Cai Guo-Qiang made significant contributions to QAGOMA’s Asia Pacific Triennials in 1996 and 1999, with his memorable gunpowder drawing (illustrated) and bamboo bridge across the Watermall (illustrated). 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…

Twentieth anniversary of APT: Michel Tuffery’s raging bull

Michel Tuffery and Patrice Kaikilekofe’s artist performance Povi tau vaga (The challenge) 1999 Night falls. Under the cloak of darkness there descends a circular wall of rhythmic drumming, drawing audiences to a cleared patch of ground on which an event will take place. In this space, male and female dancers from the islands of Wallis and…

Twentieth anniversary of APT: Detonating Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang is one of the most significant Chinese artists of his generation. One of the earliest figures among the Chinese avant-garde of the 1980s to gain recognition outside of China, he was also a key participant in ‘The 1st and 2nd Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ APT2 (1996) and APT3 (1999). Cai Guo…