Cai Guo-Qiang ‘Heritage’ inspired by Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island

‏Purchased for the Collection with generous support from the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Diversity Foundation, this major installation work, a ‘last paradise’ inspired by Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island, moves visitors with the symbolism behind the work. Heritage On first encountering Cai Guo-Qiang’s 2013 installation Heritage, many visitors gasp in awe and surprise, a visceral…

MayKing Tea at GOMA

Engagement and exchange with people is a central element in Cai Guo-Qiang’s work. Conceived by the artist as an integral element in the exhibition, the Tea Pavilion is a place within the ‘Falling Back to Earth’ exhibition for visitors to reflect on the works they have experienced, and to engage with one another. Fiona Neill…

Cai Guo-Qiang: At one with the universe

Leaving his Chinese hometown of Quanzhou, Cai Guo-Qiang began wandering the world to experience life outside China. Around three decades later, the powerhouse artist is riding the crest of his career, and has created an enigmatic exhibition at GOMA involving two brand new commissions. Dr Claire Roberts elaborates on the artist’s inspirations and achievements. ‘Falling…

Creating art together with Cai Guo-Qiang

In 2013, the Gallery marks 15 years of developing interactive exhibitions for children, and worked towards an exciting Children’s Art Centre project with one of today’s most celebrated international artists. To regular visitors, Cai Guo-Qiang’s project for children will not be the first they have encountered. Back in 1999, for the inaugural Kids’ APT, the…

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 (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…