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Shanghai Expo, Cai Guo-Qiang And the Chinese Dreamship

By Don J. Cohn

Cai Guo-Qiang with local peasants carrying Wu Shuzai’s Wooden Helicopter, 2010, through a village in Jiangxi, China. Photo by Lin Yi. Courtesy Cai Studio, New York.

SHANGHAI — For the inaugural exhibition at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai in May, Cai Guo-Qiang, the prize-winning Chinese artist best known for pyrotechnic displays on paper and in the air, will fill the six floors of the museum with an exhibition entitled “Peasant Da Vincis,” consisting of submarines, flying machines and robots made by Chinese…

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