Cai Guo-Qiang in Conversation

Fri 24 May, 7pm–8pm

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‘Using gunpowder brings me closer to nature and even the universe. Of course at the moment of ignition the explosion is instantaneous… but gunpowder has its origins in minerals that took hundreds, thousands or millions of years to form.’ – Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang’s multidisciplinary practice is grounded in contemporary social issues and his lifelong interest in Eastern philosophy, and his belief that a dialogue with tradition and history can invigorate contemporary art.

To mark the opening of Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, the artist reflects on this new body of work inspired by the history, places and culture that served as the backdrop to the reign of China’s first emperor, and the creation of the terracotta warriors, in conversation with NGV curator Wayne Crothers.

This is an Auslan interpreted program.

Speakers
Cai Guo-Qiang, artist
Wayne Crothers, Senior Curator, Asian Art, NGV
Access Asia Contemporary Terracotta Warriors & Cai Guo-Qiang NGV International