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Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Exhibition Public - Europe & Africa

CAI GUO-QIANG GUNPOWDER ART

Ashmolean Museum
Oxford, United Kingdom
Oct 25, 2019 To Apr 19, 2020


Detail: Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang (b. 1957) is best-known for his gunpowder explosion events staged in public spaces worldwide and, in particular, for his firework display for the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. This exhibition focuses on the artist’s smaller-scale works, exploring the presence of Chinese culture in his art through the mediums of painting, drawing, and gunpowder on canvas, paper and silk. Learn about the significance behind the materials Cai Guo-Qiang chooses to work with, as well as the ways he adapts them to explore his own central themes of creation, destruction and chance.

Site URL: https://www.ashmolean.org/event/cai-guo-qiang-gunpowder-art

In Search of El Greco No. 8, 2016 © Cai Studio
In Search of El Greco No. 8, 2016 © Cai Studio

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