'Heritage' by Cai Guo-Qiang
Ended

'Heritage' by Cai Guo-Qiang

Date & time
Wed 4 Dec 2019
5:30pm to 10:00pm
Add to Calendar 2019-12-04 17:30 2019-12-04 22:00 Australia/Brisbane 'Heritage' by Cai Guo-Qiang In celebration of QAGOMA’s summer exhibition,&nbsp;<em>Water</em>, Council will project Cai Guo-Qiang’s artwork,&nbsp;<em>Heritage,&nbsp;</em>onto the William Jolly Bridge from 4–8 December 2019, from 5:30–10pm each night. Cai Guo-Qiang’s <em>Heritage </em>offers a snapshot of the natural world in a moment of apparent harmony. The pristine setting conveys Cai Guo-Qiang’s idea of a ‘last paradise’ where animals from around the world drink together. The smooth surface of the pool is occasionally disturbed by a single drop of water. The work was inspired by the artist’s visit to North Stradbroke Island, off the coast of Brisbane. Through the exhibition, QAGOMA invites visitors to explore this vital element which sustains all forms of life on earth. From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the artworks highlight this precious resource and aim to spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today. <em>Water </em>is on display at GOMA from 7 December 2019 to 26 April 2020. <em>Artwork information: 'Heritage' (installation view) by Cai Guo-Qiang, 2013, life-sized replicas of animals: polystyrene, gauze, resin and hide. Commissioned 2013 with funds from the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Diversity Foundation through and with the assistance of the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Photography by Jon Linkins.&nbsp; © Cai Guo-Qiang</em> William Jolly Bridge, Brisbane City
Age

Open

Cost

Free

In celebration of QAGOMA’s summer exhibition, Water, Council will project Cai Guo-Qiang’s artwork, Heritage, onto the William Jolly Bridge from 4–8 December 2019, from 5:30–10pm each night.

Cai Guo-Qiang’s Heritage offers a snapshot of the natural world in a moment of apparent harmony. The pristine setting conveys Cai Guo-Qiang’s idea of a ‘last paradise’ where animals from around the world drink together. The smooth surface of the pool is occasionally disturbed by a single drop of water. The work was inspired by the artist’s visit to North Stradbroke Island, off the coast of Brisbane.

Through the exhibition, QAGOMA invites visitors to explore this vital element which sustains all forms of life on earth. From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the artworks highlight this precious resource and aim to spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.

Water is on display at GOMA from 7 December 2019 to 26 April 2020.

Artwork information: 'Heritage' (installation view) by Cai Guo-Qiang, 2013, life-sized replicas of animals: polystyrene, gauze, resin and hide. Commissioned 2013 with funds from the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Diversity Foundation through and with the assistance of the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Photography by Jon Linkins.  © Cai Guo-Qiang

Bookings

No bookings required.

Venue

William Jolly Bridge, Brisbane City

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