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Author Krens, Thomas.

Title Cai Quo-Qiang : I want to believe / Alexandra Munroe ... [and others]
Published New York : Guggenheim Museum ; London : Thames & Hudson [distributor], 2008


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Description 315 pages : illustrations, some color ; 29 cm
Contents Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe / Alexandra Munroe -- The Dialectics of Art and the Event / Wang Hui -- Image Explosion; Global Readymades / David Joselit -- The Art of Expenditure / Miwon Kwon -- Catalogue -- Early Works -- Gun Powder Drawings -- Explosion Events -- Installations -- Social Projects -- Anthology
Summary "Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe accompanies the most comprehensive exhibition to date of the innovative body of work by Chinese-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang - best known for his spectacular artworks using gunpowder. It presents a chronological and thematic survey that charts the artist's creation of a distinctive visual and conceptual language across four mediums: drawings made from gunpowder fuses and explosive powders laid on paper and ignited; explosion events, documented by videos, photographs, and preparatory drawings; large-scale installations; and social projects, wherein the artist works with local communities to create an art event or exhibitions site, documented by photographs. Featuring works from the 1980s to the present, this volume illuminates Cai's significant formal and conceptual contributions to contemporary international art practices and social activism. Generously illustrated with more than 230 images, this volume includes essays by Alexandra Munroe, David Joselit, Miwon Kwon, and Wang Hui - along with 54 documented plate entries. It is the defining scholarly publication of the artist thus far."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-308)
Subject Cai, Guoqiang, 1957- -- Catalogs.
Art, Chinese -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Chinese -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Author Munroe, Alexandra.
Cai, Guoqiang, 1957-
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
LC no. 014235549
ISBN 9780892073719 (hbk.)
0892073713 (hbk.)
9780892073726 (paperback)
0892073721 (paperback)
Other Titles I want to believe