In 2008 the Guggenheim Museum in New York presented Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe, a comprehensive retrospective of the Chinese-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang. On display were early works, gunpowder darwings, explosion events, installations, and social projects. Eight of Cai Guo-Qiang’s most important installations are on display, the most dominating one being “Inopportune: Stage One (2004)”, comprised of nine cars pierced with blinking light tubes that simulate the trajectory of a car-bomb explosion tumbling upwards through the atrium’s void. Later, the exhibition traveled to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao / Spain.
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