Cai Guo-Qiang

A New Thoughtfulness in Contemporary China

A New Thoughtfulness in Contemporary China by Jorg Huber and Zhao Chuan HKU Press

Art criticism runs the same risks as a movie version of a novel - it hardly ever lives up to the original.

Sunday, 27 November, 2011, 12:00am

Back with a bang

Cai Guoqiang doesn't look much like a son of Quanzhou, Fujian province - he's simply too tall. Yet, the way he jams on a yellow woolly hat and shivers in the below-zero chill of a January morning at his newly purchased Beijing siheyuan, or courtyard home, betrays his southern roots.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Master blaster

Right: Venice Rent Collection Courtyard (1999)

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Sound Bites

The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation is sponsoring a retrospective on Chinese contemporary artist Cai Guoqiang at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York next month. How does that fit into the work of your organisation?

Caroline Pfohl-Ho, president of the foundation:

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Sound Bites

China Art Book claims to feature the 80 'most renowned' contemporary Chinese artists today, including the likes of Ai Weiwei, Cai Guoqiang, Xu Bing and Yue Minjun. How did you come up with the list?

Editor Uta Grosenick:

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


JUST FOUR DAYS after New York marks the second anniversary of the World Trade Centre attacks on September 11, it will witness an explosive display of fireballs, light flashes and smoke. The spectacle is a pyrotechnics project by Chinese artist Cai Guoqiang, called Light Circle, to mark the 150th birthday of Central Park.

7 Sep 2003 - 12:00am