GOMA gets a waterhole

Cai Guo-Qiang
Artist’s rendition of ‘Heritage’, 2013

Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang is perhaps best known for his orchestrated explosions (see bottom) but for his November show at GOMA – his first in Australia – he’s taking a different tack.  Heritage, the exhibition’s centrepiece, will consist of 99 life-sized wild animals clustered around a ‘waterhole’. Originally commissioned by and on loan from the Deutsche Bank Collection, the work is said to be inspired by the artist’s time on Stradbroke Island in Queensland.  Also included in the show is the oft-reproduced work Head On (2006); a mass of 99 artificial wolves leaping and crashing into a glass wall.

'Head on',
Cai Guo-Qiang’s ‘Head on’, 2006

No word yet on whether any of Guo-Qiang’s remarkable fireworks based installations will make it into the show, but Leg of Lamb’s really hoping for a little something like this:

GOMA gets a waterhole

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