Cai Guoqiang often uses explosives in dramatic outdoor performances, and his eloquent sculptures and installation pieces frequently address controversial socio-political issues. This book is the first comprehensive study of Cai’s wide-ranging investigation of humanity’s place in the world. An interview with the artist, a survey of his body of work, a study of a specific project, a chronology of his activities and the artist’s own writings are featured in this monograph.
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Octavio Zaya in Conversation with Cai Guoqiang

- Octavio ZAYA

Towards a New Methodology in Art


Going Beyond the Wall: Project to Extend the Great Wall of China by 10,000 Meters: Project for Extraterrestrials No.10

- Takashi SERIZAWA, 芹沢高志

Warfare Beyond Rules: Judgement of War and Methods of War in the Era of Globalization

- QIAO Liang

Artist's Writings: Meteorite Craters Made by Humans on their 45.5 Hundred-Million-Year-Old Planet: Project for Extraterrestrials No.3 (1990)

- CAI Guoqiang, 蔡國強

Artist's Writings: Wailing Wall: From the Engines of 400 Cars (1992)

- CAI Guoqiang, 蔡國強

Artist's Writings: Silk Road (1994)

- CAI Guoqiang, 蔡國強

Artist's Writings: Fluid Installation: The Elixir of Immortality (1994)

- CAI Guoqiang, 蔡國強

Artist's Writings: The Foolish Man and His Mountain (2001)

- CAI Guoqiang, 蔡國強

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