Cai Guo-Qiang, Primeval Fireball – The Project for Projects, 2000
Vue de l’exposition Cai Guo-Qiang, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2000. © Cai Guo-Qiang. Picture © André Morin.

Exhibition overview

Often ephemeral and monumental, the work of Cai Guo-Qiang reflects a religious, philosophical, and age-old aesthetic tradition. 
Whether it is through gunpowder drawings on paper, the use of Chinese medicinal herbs, working with a well-respected geomancer, collaborating with a Taoist shaman from Sichuan, or through references to Feng Shui, an ancient form of geomancy founded on cosmic forces, Cai Guo-Qiang has developed a body of work that is both polymorphic and profoundly coherent. His work responds to three spheres of Chinese thought: Heaven, Earth, and the human being.

Artists and contributors of the exhibition:
  • Cai Guo-Qiang

The exhibition in detail