Chinese artist Cai Guoqiang outside the Palace Museum in Beijing, China, where his new show, “Odyssey and Homecoming”, is being held. Photo: Simon Song
Chinese artist Cai Guoqiang outside the Palace Museum in Beijing, China, where his new show, “Odyssey and Homecoming”, is being held. Photo: Simon Song
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Chinese artist Cai Guo-qiang on his Palace Museum show in Beijing: ‘I don’t see this as a cost to my art’

  • Best known for his use of fireworks and gunpowder, Cai has been criticised in the past for his government commissions
  • He says his new exhibition at the Palace Museum is not a nationalist project, crediting the venue as the launch pad for his career as an international artist

Chinese artist Cai Guoqiang outside the Palace Museum in Beijing, China, where his new show, “Odyssey and Homecoming”, is being held. Photo: Simon Song
Chinese artist Cai Guoqiang outside the Palace Museum in Beijing, China, where his new show, “Odyssey and Homecoming”, is being held. Photo: Simon Song
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