2016: What About the Art? Contemporary Art From China

  • What About the Art? Contemporary Art From China 
    at Al-Riwaq exhibition hall

    14 March 2016 - 16 July 2016

    An exhibition from 15 contemporary Chinese artists curated by internationally acclaimed New York-based Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, presented in the context of Qatar-China 2016 Year of Culture.
    After his solo exhibition at Mathaf in 2011, Cai Guo-Qiang returns to Qatar to present an exhibition featuring 15 contemporary Chinese artists and collectives working in a variety of media. Artworks exemplifying each and every artist’s unique artistic language and methodology will be displayed in individual galleries, a curatorial approach further highlighting the distinctive creative pursuit of each individual participant. 
  • The Furthest Distance in a Paradise Interrupted, Jennifer Wen Ma (b. 1973, Beijing, China), 2016
    Mixed media with sound, projection (in loop, approx. 25'), painted glass panels, hand
    crafted glass, automated track system, audio playback system, and projectors
    Production: Video designers: Guillermo Acevedo and Austin Switser; Composer: Huang Ruo;
    Singers: Qian Yi, John Holiday, Joe Dennis, Yi Li, Joo Won Kang, and Ao Li;
    Musicians: Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra; Conductor: John Kennedy; Sound
    Installation view at Qatar Museums Gallery Al Riwaq, 2016.
    Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio

  • Big Dog,  Liu Wei (b. 1972; lives and works in Beijing, China) 2006-2016
    Oxhide, wood, metal
    Dimensions variable
    Installation view at Qatar Museums Gallery Al Riwaq, Doha, 2006-2016.
    Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio
  • Background Story: Shangfang Temple, Xu Bing (b. 1955; lives and works in Beijing and New York), 2016
    Dried leaves, tree branches, clay, cotton balls, clear tape, and fishing line behind frosted glass, 150 x 960 cm
    Collection of the artist
    Installation view at Qatar Museums Gallery Al Riwaq, Doha.
    Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio
  • Moon Garden, Liang Shaoji (b. 1945; lives and works in Shanghai, China), 2015
    Silk, acrylic sheets, mirror, daggers, sand, single-channel video, Dimensions variable
    Installation view at Qatar Museums Gallery Al Riwaq, Doha.
    Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio
  • Wu Zei, Huang Yong Ping (b. 1954 in Fujian, China; lives and works in Paris, France), 2010
    Metal structure, silicone, sponge, gauze, rice paper, varnish, resin, various objects, 740 x 2100 x 2100 cm
    Collection of the artist
    Installation view at Qatar Museums Gallery Al Riwaq, Doha, 2016.
    Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio
  • Article about exhibition: 

    http://www.designboom.com/art/qatar-museums-huang-yong-ping-cai-guo-qiang-03-17-2016/
  • Video about exhibition 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJwhdFXrnRk&app=desktop