TransCulture: 46th Venice Bienniale

June 11–September 4, 1995

Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, Venice

Curated by Fumio Nanjō and Dana Friis-Hansen

Organized by The Japan Foundation and Fukatake Science and Culture Foundation, under the auspices of the 46th Venice Biennale

Bringing to Venice What Marco Polo Forgot1995. Realized at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin and Grand Canal. Installation incorporating wooden fishing boat from Quanzhou, Chinese herbs, ginseng (100 kg), utensils to prepare and drink herbal beverages, and other artworks by the artist as components. Boat: 700 x 950 x 180 cm. Commissioned by the 46th Venice Biennale, Italy, 1995. Museo Navale di Venezia (fishing boat), private collections (other components)

Photos by Yamamoto Tadasu, courtesy Cai Studio

Acupuncture for Venice
Plastic, decal, water, and acupuncture needles
184.15 x 490.22 x 0.5 cm Installation dimensions variable according to configuration
Private collection

Installation view at the 46th Venice Biennale. As part of Bringing to Venice What Marco Polo Forgot, 1995.

Photo by Yamamoto Tadasu, courtesy Cai Studio.

Internal and External Universe: Water Wood Metal Fire Earth
Chinese herbs, vending machine, medicine bottles, steel cable, paper, table, and cloth
Installation dimensions variable

Photo by Cai Guo-Qiang, courtesy Cai Studio.