samedi 17 décembre 2011

ο Cai Guo-Qiang στη Doha

Στο Μάτχαφ, στο Μουσείο, ο Cai Guo-Qiang θα πετάξει πυροτεχήματα, θα σχεδιάσει με μπαρουτόσκονη, θα "εγκαταστήσει" καράβια, θα μεταφέρι μια γκαμήλα με γεράκια και όλα αυτά θα γίνουν στο Μάτχαφ και γύρω από αυτό, δηλαδή στο Αραβικό Μουσείο Σύγχρονης Τέχνης στη Ντόχα.

The Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art opened a year ago to shed a long-awaited spotlight on Arab contemporary creation. Piloted by Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the daughter of Doha's emir, the institution has now given its first-ever solo show to Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, from whom the museum has commissioned 17 new works to augment its mini-retrospective.

A daring choice? "What's great about this show is that we really get a fresh perspective from one point of view, of the Arab world through Cai's eyes — historically, but also as an imagined journey," said Mathaf director Wassan al Khudhairi during a tour of the exhibition on Wednesday.

The strength of the exhibition, titled "Saraab" after the Arab word for "mirage," resides in Cai decision to stay clear of declarations and instead forge links — both literal and atmospheric — between Doha and his hometown of Quanzhou. Between the artist’s spectrally spectacular explosions in the desert, installations of boats rocking on the waves of a foggy sea, and cast of falcons attacking — or perhaps gently carrying — a camel, the overall impression and tone of the exhibition is far more delicate than the sum of its most striking parts.

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