A Clan of Boats

Cai Guo-Qiang A Clan of Boats


7 Sep 2012 to 31 Jan 2013


Faurschou Copenhagen

Store Strandstraede 21, 3. TH 1255 Copenhagen Denmark

For Faurschou Foundation's inaugural exhibition, Cai Guo-Qiang has referenced the foundation's new location in the Free Port of Copenhagen, as well as the country's historical and cultural connection to the sea.

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Cai Guo-Qiang was born in 1957 in Quanzhou, China. In 1986 he moved to Japan and began working with gunpowder, which led to the development of his unique outdoor-explosion events. His works include drawings, installations, video and performance art. He has been living and working in New York since 1995.

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For most spectators, each of these explosions was a memorable example of Cai using the sky as “a canvas,” albeit for a few fleeting seconds.

Karen Smith: Cai Guo-Qiang - A Clan of Boats