Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality & Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, the 2019 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition is a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present.
The Qin Emperor’s Terracotta Warriors, discovered in 1974 in China’s Shaanxi province, are regarded as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the twentieth century. Presented in parallel, contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang creates all new artworks inspired by his home country’s culture and its enduring philosophical traditions.
Members and guests are invited to exclusive viewings of Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality & Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, with the opportunity to see China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors presented alongside new works commissioned by the NGV in response to the ancient treasures.
Please note this program was originally scheduled for Saturday 6 July has been moved to Saturday 20 July.