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From mystery and philosophy to reality

Huang Du

CAI GUOQIANG, The Century with Mushroom Clouds: Projects for the 20th Century, 1996, performance with gunpowder, Manhattan, New York.

Cai Guoqiang has attracted the attention of the international art community through his use of gunpowder - an exceptional medium invented by Chinese antecedents - to express his dynamic art program. His works are meditations on the universe, nature, the spirit, cultural history and reality, and over the past few years Cai has used gunpowder to capture the explosive dynamism of these subjects. His

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