Biggest daytime fireworks show ever by Cai Guoqiang

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Wednesday 21 December 2011

The commonly accepted story is that the Chinese invented gunpowder and used it for celebrations, then Europeans took it and used it to kill people. I love how Chinese artist Cai Guoqiang is playing on this narrative to create amazing site-specific art, such as this recent day-time fireworks display at the Arab Museum of Modern […]

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Yin Xiuzhen

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 10 August 2010

In contrast to Cai Guoqiang’s fascination with explosions and bombast, Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen’s large-scale installation, invite viewers in with structures made of fabric and found clothing. Rather than creating loud dramatic statements, she poses small questions about gender identity.

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