Cai Guo-Qiang: An Arbitrary History

October 31, 2001–January 6, 2002

Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon

Curated by Thierry Raspail

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cityscape Fireworks


Realized at The Bund, Huangpu River, and Oriental Pearl TV tower, Shanghai, October 20, 2001, 9:00 p.m., Approximately 20 minutes

Fireworks (200,000 shots of explosive)

Explosion dimensions variable

Commissioned by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation [Ephemeral]

Cai Guo-Qiang: Impression Oil Drawings

August 3–September 23, 2001

Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver

Curated by Greg Belleby

Cai Guo-Qiang: Performing Chinese Ink Painting

July 28–September 23, 2001

Contemporary Art Gallery and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver

Curated by Keith Wallace

Organized by Contemporary Art Gallery in collaboration with Charles H. Scott Gallery and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Sonsbeek 9: Locus/Focus

June 3–September 23, 2001

Sonsbeek Park, Arnhem

Curated by Jan Hoet

Yokohama 2001: International Triennale of Contemporary Art: Mega Wave-Towards a New Synthesis

September 2–November 11, 2001

Various venues in Yokohama

Curated by Kohmoto Shinijl, Tatehata Akira, Nakamura Nobuo and Nanjō Fumio

Plateau of Humankind, 49th Venice Biennale

June 10–November 4, 2001

Giardini di Castello, Arsenale, Venice

Curated by Harald Szeemann