Cai Guo-Qiang “There and Back Again”

Yokohama Museum Of Art

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[Image: "Head On", 2006 99 life-sized replicas of wolves and glass wall. Wolves: gauze, resin, and hide Dimensions variable, The Deutsche Bank Collection Installation view of Head On, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2014]

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“Cai Guo-Qiang: There and Back Again” marks the first large-scale solo exhibition of the New York based Chinese born contemporary artist to be held in Japan in the last seven years. Cai is known for his gunpowder drawings, his grand scale installations and ephemeral events using fireworks and other media, often drawing on materials native to China and Eastern culture. As an artist who was born in China, studied in Japan, and currently lives and works in America, Cai’s work reveals a unique consideration and harmony between Eastern and Western philosophy. This exhibition features new large-scale two-dimensional works— commissioned especially for this show. The new drawings will be created in Cai’s signature medium, igniting gunpowder on Japanese pape, the subject of which will be selected through the artist’s research on the history and culture of the city of Yokohama. This will be a monumental solo exhibition in which Cai Guo-Qiang returns to a place that was instrumental in shaping the formative years of his career.

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Schedule

from July 11, 2015 to October 18, 2015
Closed on Thursdays. Until 20:00 on September 16th and September 18th.

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Cai Guo-Qiang

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