EnglishHead On (detail), 2006 99 life-sized replicas of wolves and glass wall. Wolves: gauze, resin, and hide Dimensions variable, The Deutsche Bank Collection
Installation view of Head On, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2014 Photo by Zhang Feiyu, courtesy Cai Studio
Cai Guo-Qiang: There and Back Again is a solo exhibition by the New York based Chinese born contemporary artist. It is the first large-scale solo exhibition of the artist to be held in Japan in the last seven years.
After studying stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy, Cai Guo-Qiang lived in Japan for nearly nine years, from 1986 to 1995. In Japan, he began exhibiting at art museums and participating in exhibitions abroad, which brought him international recognition. Since 1995, he has lived in New York City and has participated in major solo and group exhibitions around the world.
Cai is known for his gunpowder drawings, his grand scale installations and ephemeral events using fireworks and other media. By applying unconventional materials and dynamic techniques, he incorporates various elements of Chinese culture such as gunpowder and Chinese traditional medicine—he grounds his artwork and practice in an Eastern worldview.
This exhibition presents significant works produced in the recent years, which have never been shown in Japan. As an artist who was born in China, studied in Japan, and currently lives and works in America, Cai’s work reveals a unique consideration and harmony between Eastern and Western philosophy.
This exhibition features new large-scale two-dimensional works—commissioned especially for this exhibition. The new paintings will be created in Cai’s signature medium, igniting gunpowder on Japanese paper. The subject will be selected through the artist’s research on the history and culture of the city of Yokohama. The exhibition also includes Head On, of Cai’s signature works, which will be shown for the first time in Japan.
Taking inspiration from the title of Tao Yuanming’s famous poem“The Return,” this solo exhibition intends a return to the place of origin where Cai’s artistic path first took shape. It also aims to introduce his current practice, including a new work based on the history of Yokohama.
This will be a monumental solo exhibition in which Cai Guo-Qiang returns to a place that was instrumental in shaping the formative years of his career.
Cai Guo-Qiang ( b.1957, Quanzhou, Fujian Province, China ).
He was trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy, and his work has since crossed multiple mediums within art, including drawing, installation, video and performance. While living in Japan from 1986 to 1995, he explored the properties of gunpowder in his drawings, an inquiry that eventually led to the development of his signature explosion events. Cai was awarded the Golden Lion at the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999, and the 20th Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2009, and the Praemium Imperiale in 2012. Additionally, he was also among the five artists honored with the first U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts award. He also served as Director of Visual and Special Effects for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Among his many solo exhibitions and projects include "Cai Guo-Qiang on the Roof: Transparent Monument", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2006 and his retrospective "I Want to Believe," which opened at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York in 2008. His first-ever solo exhibition in Brazil, "Cai Guo-Qiang: Da Vincis do Povo", went on a three-city tour around the country in 2013. Traveling from Brasilia to Sao Paulo before reaching its final destination in Rio de Janeiro, it was the most visited exhibition by a living artist worldwide that year with over one million visitors. In October 2013, Cai created "One Night Stand (Aventure d’un Soir)", an explosion event for Nuit Blanche, a citywide art and culture festival organized by the city of Paris. In August 2014, his solo exhibition "Cai Guo-Qiang: The Ninth Wave" opened at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai.
His most recent exhibition "Cai Guo-Qiang: Impromptu" opened in December 2014 at Fundacion Proa in Buenos Aires. On January 24, 2015, he created ”Life is a Milonga: Tango Fireworks for Argentina”, which was realized at Vuelta de Rocha outside Fundacion Proa, La Boca, Buenos Aires. He currently lives and works in New York.
|Dates||July 11 (Sat.)-October 18 (Sun.), 2015
|Open Hours||10:00-18:00 (admission until 17:30)
*Evening hours: September 16 (Wed.), September 18(Fri.)
10:00-20:00 (admission until 19:30)
|Organized by||Yokohama Museum of Art, THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN|
|Supported by||Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Japan,
The City of Yokohama,
Fujian Economy and Culture Promotion Association in Japan
|Special Sponsored by||Warehouse TERRADA|
|Sponsored by||Huawei Technologies Japan K.K. ,|
|In Special Cooperation with||Japan Airlines|
|In Cooperation with||Deutsche Bank Group, Canon Marketing Japan Inc.,
Bridge Roots Law Firm, Kikushima Corporation, Eishi Katsura Studio, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts | geidaiRAM,
Yokohama College of Art and Design,
Minatomirai Line, Yokohama Cable Vision Inc.,
Yokohama FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd.,
Metropolitan Expressway Co., Ltd.
High school students
|Junior high school students||¥600||¥400||¥500|
|Children under 12||Free||Free||Free|
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著名当代艺术家蔡国强的个展《归去来》将于2015 年7 月11 日至10 月18 日在横滨美术馆展出。这是蔡国强时隔七年，在日本的又一次个展。既有为展览特别创作的新作，包括艺术家迄今为止最大的火药爆破草图《夜樱》；亦囊括蔡国强在世界巡回的代表作，包括大型装置《撞墙》、火药爆破陶瓷《春夏秋冬》等。
1957 年生于福建泉州，1981-1985 年就读于上海戏剧学院舞台美术系。他的艺术表现领域横跨绘画、装置、录像及表演艺术等数种媒材。1986-1995 年底旅居日本期间，他持续探索使用火药制作绘画的可能性，一步步推大其作品的爆破规模和形式，并逐渐建立随后著名的户外爆破计划。他以东方哲学及当代社会问题作为作品观念的根基，并用场域导向的计画作为阐述当地文化历史的手段，藉此，观者得以透过他的作品与周遭的自然及观念环境进行交流。他自1995 年移居纽约至今。
他于1995 年获日本文化设计奖和第46 届威尼斯双年展的本尼斯奖，1999 年获第48 届威尼斯双年展国际金狮奬。之后几年，他分别在2007 年获第七届广岛奖、2009 年获第二十届福岗亚洲文化奖、2010 年在费城美术馆的个展《花开花落》获国际艺术评论协会最佳公共空间奖。他在2005 年参
与策划了第51 届威尼斯双年展首届中国国家馆，于2008 年担任北京奥林匹克开闭幕式核心创意小组成员以及视觉特效艺术总设计。2012 年，获得高松宫殿下纪念世界文化奖绘画类终身成就奖，该奖项宗旨希冀在诺贝尔奖未涵盖的文化领域，表彰为艺术作出重要贡献者。同年，由于他长期对国际间文化交流的贡献，获得由美国国务院颁发的艺术勋章。
|协助单位||Deutsche Bank Group、佳能市场营销日本公司、律师法人Bridge Roots、 Kikushima Corporation、东京艺术大学研究生院映像研究科 桂英史研究室｜geidaiRAM、横滨美术大学、