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Cai Guo-Qiang: Ramble in the Cosmos―From Primeval Fireball Onward

June 29 (Thu), 2023 - August 21 (Mon), 2023

Cai Guo-Qiang and his installation Encounter with the Unknown at the Museum of Art Pudong in Shanghai, 2021.
Photo by Mengjia Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio

Internationally-renowned contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang (b. 1957, Quanzhou, China) presents a major solo exhibition, co-organized by Saint Laurent. Cai is acclaimed for his gunpowder paintings, installations, and outdoor explosion events. The nearly nine years he spent in Japan (from the end of 1986 to 1995) was a critical period in his artistic career; he has been active in New York since 1995. Originating from Cai’s landmark exhibition Primeval Fireball —his artistic big bang— the exhibition reviews Cai’s artistic journey through the themes of the cosmos and the unseen world.


June 29 (Thu), 2023 – August 21 (Mon), 2023
Opening Hours

*10:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)


The National Art Center, Tokyo
Special Exhibition Gallery 1E
7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558

Organized by

The National Art Center, Tokyo; SAINT LAURENT

Admission (tax included)



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