Bringing to Venice What Marco Polo Forgot, 1995. 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
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.
Chinese herbs, vending machine, medicine bottles, steel cable, paper, table, and cloth
Installation dimensions variable
Photo by Cai Guo-Qiang, courtesy Cai Studio.