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Cai Guo-Qiang's "I Want to Believe" at Guggenheim NY

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Taxidermy & Grotesk by Suzanne on February 20th, 2008 | BBC Wikipedia

Head On by Cai Guo-Qiang, 2006 - part of the monumental I Want to Believe installation due to open at Guggenheim NY

It puzzles me greatly how a living artist knows when the time for his "mid-career retrospective" (quote caiguoqiang.com) has come, even more so when the artist in question - the great Cai Guo-Qiang - won't ever need an excuse for a retrospective or a catchy headline to captivate the crowds.

I assume that an entourage of doctors and clairvoyants carrying esoteric machines lined up and layed out cryptic Sumerian diagrams before him and somehow determined the half life of his artistic career. Hmmm.

At any rate, Guo-Qiang's "mid-career" undoubtedly offers a great opportunity for NY people to see his magnificent I Want to Believe installation at the Guggenheim.

The exhibition opens this Friday, February 22, 2008 and runs until May 28, 2008.

Quicktime video & photo gallery of the installation process

Gallery talks & public programs


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