TAIPEI (Taiwan Information) — Chinese language modern artist Cai Guo-qiang’s (蔡國強) new exhibition that includes a digital actuality collaboration with Taiwan’s HTC VIVE Arts kicked off on the Palace Museum in Beijing on Dec. 15, in keeping with a press launch from Eslite Gallery.
Born in 1957, Cai Guo-qiang at the moment lives and works in New York Metropolis. He’s well-known for utilizing gunpowder as a creative medium to use paint to canvas.
His newest retrospective, “Odyssey and Homecoming,” is curated by Sir Simon Schama, professor of Historical past and Artwork Historical past at Columbia College and a famous public mental. The exhibition was co-organized with the fee for the XXIV Olympic Winter Video games.
Cai Guo-qiang (proper) and Sir Simon Schama (Cai Studio photograph)
“Odyssey and Homecoming” (Cai Studio photograph)
The gallery mentioned the exhibition showcases 180 works together with Cai’s first digital actuality piece, “Sleepwalking within the Forbidden Metropolis.” In collaboration with HTC VIVE Arts, Cai reimagined the first-ever fireworks show that appeared above the Forbidden Metropolis to have a good time its building 600 years in the past.
In keeping with HTC VIVE Arts, the exhibited works additionally embody a large marble mannequin of the Forbidden Metropolis, made by the artist with craftsmen from his hometown in Quanzhou, Fujian Province, in addition to a blueprint for set off the explosions.
The exhibition takes the viewers again to key durations with chosen works which have been exhibited throughout the globe. Cai can be presenting his newest collection of items, which he created throughout quarantine this 12 months.
“Sleepwalking within the Forbidden Metropolis”(Cai Studio photograph)
“Sleepwalking within the Forbidden Metropolis” (YouTube video)