Saturday, February 23, 2008

Cai Gou-Qiang at The Guggenheim Museum

Inopportune Stage On(2004)

Cai Guo-Qiang with part of “Head On” (2006), an installation of ninety-nine life-size wolf sculptures.

Opening February 22, 2008, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present the most comprehensive survey to date of the innovative body of work of Cai Guo-Qiang (pronounced tsai gwo chang). This forthcoming exhibition, Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe is organized by the Guggenheim and represents the museum’s first solo show devoted to a Chinese-born artist. Designed as a spectacular site-specific installation within the museum’s galleries, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rotunda, the exhibition will present a chronological and thematic survey that charts the artist’s creation of a distinctive visual and conceptual language across four mediums: gunpowder drawings; site-specific explosion events; large-scale installations; and social projects. Featuring over 80 works from the 1980s to the present—selected from major public and private collections in the U.S., Europe, and Asia—the exhibition will illuminate Cai’s significant formal and conceptual contributions to contemporary international art practices and social activism.

ARTmostfierce highly recommends this show. This is the type of show that makes NYC a place to be and visit. Please take time of your busy schedule (yes we all are very busy... even when we try to make a date with the wrong person) and check out this show. The Guggenheim Museum is even FREE on Fridays from 6-9 PM. This can be handy for the cheap girls that prefer spend their money on happy hour looking for Mr. Right Now than getting an education and maybe finding Mr. Right. Folks, check it out and let me know your thoughts. You will not be disappointed!

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