Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson

Art in Paradise

Images: Garry Benson
Text: Garry Benson

Brisvegas, Image Credit: Garry Benson
Brisvegas, Image Credit: Garry Benson

Last night I was privileged to attend a Members Only farewell showing of the most magnificent art I have ever seen at the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art. The exhibition, Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth “shows major new works by a truly global artist, whose large-scale installations and explosion events have made him one of the most innovative figures in contemporary art.” (http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/current/cai_guo-qiang)

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson
Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson

Queensland and Brisbane has not only come of age with its art scene, it’s pi**ing all over the rest of Australia with its Art, Museum and Library complex on the banks of the big, brown Brisbane River. I last visited the site for Expo 88 with my lovely friend Val and what a transformation. Thanks to my dear friends Janna and Peter for this brilliant evening!

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson
Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson
Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson
Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson

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2 thoughts on “Art in Paradise”

  1. It was a stunning exhibition. I have seen some of Cai Guo-Qiang’s work at a number of the Asia Pacific Triennials over the years – his work is amazing.

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