Archives 2nd half of 2013
The Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane will present Cai Guo-
For his first solo exhibition in Australia, Cai Guo-
Falling Back to Earth premieres two spectacular new commissions. Heritage, 2013, which will be acquired for the Gallery's renowned collection of contemporary Asian art, is an installation of 99 life-
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Eucalyptus, 2013 comprises an enormous gum tree that extends along GOMA's central Long Gallery, in response to Cai's encounter with the ancient Antarctic beeches of Lamington National Park in southeast Queensland.
One of Cai's signature works, Head On, 2006, will also be included in the exhibition, showing in Australia for the first time.
Falling Back to Earth will include an interactive exhibition and illustrated book for children, developed together with Cai, along with Tea Pavilion, a contemplative space designed by the artist, with furniture and other elements made from a reclaimed eucalyptus tree. The space will feature regular Chinese tea ceremonies along with video that will provide context for the exhibition.
The exhibition and new commissions will be fully documented in a major publication, which includes essays by exhibition curator Russell Storer, curators Suhanya Raffel and Ben Tufnell, and writer and historian Ross Gibson, along with a major text by the artist on his work with children around the world.
Exhibition 23 November 2013 -