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Wolves in Brisbane - Cai Guo-Qiang's "Head On" at the Gallery of Modern Art
A Place of Art Production and Exchange - Villa Romana at the Bundeskunsthalle
Views 2013 - Lukasz Jastrubczak Wins the Most Important Prize for Young Polish Art
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Wolves in Brisbane
Cai Guo-Qiang’s “Head On” at the Gallery of Modern Art

Berlin, New York, Bilbao, Singapore, and now Brisbane: Cai Guo-Qiang’s Head On (2006) continues to thrill art audiences worldwide. For his dramatic installation, the artist, who lives in New York, had 99 life-sized stuffed wolves barrel into a glass wall. They push on relentlessly, crashing with full force against the transparent barrier. While Cai's work, which was conceived for the Deutsche Bank Collection, was inspired by Berlin and its history, its message is generally valid. "I wanted to portray the universal human tragedy,“ says Cai, “resulting from this blind urge to press forward, the way we try to attain our goals without compromise," Other large installations created by the artist are on view in Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.“ One of them is the commissioned work Heritage, which was conceived specifically for this exhibition, the artist’s first large solo show in Australia. It is a continuation of Head On. Ninety-nine animals from all continents gather at a reflecting waterhole, an image of peace and contemplation.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth
23 November 2013 – 11 May 2014
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane

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