Softcover, 204 pp., colour illustrations throughout, Brisbane, 2013.
Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth
A richly illustrated catalogue accompanies ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’. The exhibition's interrelated themes of nature, spirituality and globalisation are a focus of the publication in essays by Australian and international authors, with extensive documentation of the artist's new works. Cai Guo-Qiang also writes on a significant, but lesser-known, aspect of his practice – his collaborations with children. The publication will also trace Cai’s unique history with QAGOMA, as one of the first public institutions to collect the artist’s work. It follows his early career inclusion in the ‘Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (1996 and 1999) to the presentation, in 2013, of major new works by an artist at the height of his international career.