Cai Guo - Qiang Saraab - HB English/Arabic version
"Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the Arab world and the first exhibition of a solo artist at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition showcased seventeen new, site specific artworks by Cai Guo-Qiang in the context of a mini-retrospective including recent and rarely-shown works on paper, canvas and porcelain, documentation of creative process, and Cai’s collaborations with local volunteers to create a series of his signature large-scale gunpowder drawings. In Saraab, Cai Guo-Qiang suggestively juxtaposes cultural symbols and re-imagines historical connections between Doha, Qatar and his hometown, Quanzhou, in Southeast China. This book includes images of each of the newly commissioned ‘Doha Works’; stills from the spectacular explosion event that marked the exhibition’s opening; behind-the-scenes shots of the making of the exhibition; and a representative survey of major past works."