Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms
Perhaps the best-known Chinese artist of his generation, Cai Guo-Qiang (born 1967) is famed for his ambitious explosion projects and large, ... Show synopsis Perhaps the best-known Chinese artist of his generation, Cai Guo-Qiang (born 1967) is famed for his ambitious explosion projects and large, theatrical sculptures and installations. "Fallen Blossoms" presents his newest works, documenting a 2009-2010 exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Fabric Workshop, with 75 full-color reproductions of the explosion project "Fallen Blossoms" and the gunpowder drawing "Time Scroll." Also included are photographs of the ongoing work "Time Flies Like a Weaving Shuttle," which involves the labors of five Tujia weavers in residence at the Fabric Workshop, weaving on traditional looms, and which is in progress for the duration of the Fabric Workshop exhibition. "Fallen Blossoms" contains an introduction by Marion Boulton Stroud, artist's statement by Guo-Qiang and essays by Carlos Basualdo, David Elliott and Wang Mingxian.