Archive for the Cai Guo Qiang Tag

Report from New York: Loved & Loathed

LOVED: -CAI GUO QIANG AT THE GUGGENHEIM. What was not to love about this exhibition? The large atrium of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most beautiful building was filled top to bottom with eight white non-descript Chryslers spouting flashing, mulitcoloured tubes of light. Inopportune: Stage One, 2004 was meant to simulate a car bombing, the installation instead came off as celebratory. In
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News: China’s booming art market

Cai Guo-Qiang, Inopportune: Stage One 2004. Image: national.gallery.ca It is now the hottest art market in the world, with paintings changing hands for giddying sums. But could this sudden injection of cash stifle an art scene that is still in its infancy?