Cai Guo-Qiang: My Stories of Painting

September 30, 2016–May 1, 2017

Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht

Boy’s Doodle: Drawing for the 25th Anniversary of the EU in Maastricht
2016
Gunpowder on canvas
180 x 150 cm

Photo by Peter Cox, courtesy Bonnefantenmuseum.

Gunpowder tests for Bonnefanten
2016
Gunpowder on canvas

Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Shadow of Boy’s Doodle
2016
Gunpowder on exhibition catalogue
25 x 17.5 cm
Limited edition of 72.

Installation view at Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, 2016.

Photo by Luo Sang, courtesy Cai Studio

Gallery 201

Chronology
2016
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
Installation incorporating images and text
Dimensions variable

 Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Cai’s Early Works – Gallery 203

Exhibition view, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 2016. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

The Studio of the Artist in Quanzhou
1970s [ca.]
Oil on canvas
29.5 x 35 cm

Photo by Cai Canhuang, courtesy Cai Studio.

A Poet
1984
Oil on canvas
75 x 65 cm

Photo courtesy Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht.

Portrait of an Old Man
1970s [ca.]
Charcoal on paper
61.5 x 88 cm

Photo courtesy Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht.

Self Portrait
1979
Charcoal on paper
30.5 x 22 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Small Temple in a Fishing Village
1975 [ca.]
Watercolor on paper
15.9 x 25 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Grandfather’s Tomb
1970s [ca.]
Watercolor on paper
20 x 26 cm

Photo by Ron Amstutz, courtesy Cai Studio.

Through the Window
1978
Gouache on paper
21 x 14.2 cm

Photo by Ron Amstutz, courtesy Cai Studio.

Fish Pond
1970s [ca.]
Oil on cardstock
18.5 x 26 cm

Photo courtesy Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht.

White Camellia
1982
Oil on cardstock
31 x 26 cm

Photo courtesy Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht.

Outside A Brickyard
1970s [ca.]
Oil on cardstock
19.5 x 27 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Return to the Sea
1970s [ca.]
Oil on board
20.10 x 33.3 cm

Photo by Daxin Wu, courtesy Cai Studio.

Ci-En Temple
1970s [ca.]
Oil on cardstock
25 x 33.5 cm

Photo by Ron Amstutz, courtesy Cai Studio.

A View of A Fishing Village
1980
Oil on cardstock
20 x 21.5 cm

Photo by Daxin Wu, courtesy Cai Studio.

The Depth of Autumn
1970s [ca.]
Oil on canvas
24 x 29.5 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

A Spring
1970s [ca.]
Oil on cardstock
19.5 x 26 cm

Photo by Ron Amstutz, courtesy Cai Studio.

Night-blooming Cereus
1979
Gouache on paper
33.5 x 24 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Street View in Quanzhou
1981
Oil on paper
30.6 x 44.5 cm

Photo by Daxin Wu, courtesy Cai Studio.

Atmosphere of “The Taking of Tiger Mountain”
1976
Gouache on paper
17.2 x 26.2 cm

Photo courtesy Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht.

Self-Portrait
1983
Oil on canvas
40 x 31 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

A Church in Shanghai
1983
Oil on canvas
63 x 55 cm

Photo by Ron Amstutz, courtesy Cai Studio.

A Church in Shanghai
1983
Oil on canvas
63 x 55 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

A Poet
1984
Oil on canvas
75 x 65 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Abyss
1982
Gouache on paper
39 x 46 cm

Photo by Daxin Wu, courtesy Cai Studio.

Smoke from an Alley
1983
Gouache on paper
39 x 46 cm]tt

Photo by Daxin Wu, courtesy Cai Studio.

Noon
1983
Gouache on paper
39.4 x 45.6 cm

Photo by Daxin Wu, courtesy Cai Studio.

Cooking Smoke
1983
Oil on canvas
34.29 x 38.1 cm

Photo by Xiaoli Ma, courtesy Cai Studio.

Plein-Air Painting in Xinjiang
1983
Oil on canvas
61.2 x 45.6 cm

Photo by Daxin Wu, courtesy Cai Studio.

An Uyghur Girl
1983
Oil on canvas
40.64 x 35.56 cm

Photo by Xiaoli Ma, courtesy Cai Studio.

Tibetan Woman
1983
Oil on canvas
60.96 x 43.18 cm

Photo by Xiaoli Ma, courtesy Cai Studio.

Wandering
1985
Oil on canvas
91.5 x 89.5 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Typhoon
1985
Oil on canvas
78 x 100 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Early Morning
1980
Oil on canvas
32 x 46 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Rubbing of Archean Era
early 1980s
Ink and gunpowder on canvas
140 x 60 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 204

Exhibition view, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 2016. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Danger Book: Suicide Fireworks (Exploded Prototype)
2007
Gunpowder, rice paste, and matches on paper, 48-page handmade artist book
75 x 102.8 x 2 cm opened. 75 x 51.4 x 2 cm closed
Prototype. Edition size: 9 unique books, proofs: 2 AP (1 exploded, 1 unexploded), 1 Prototype. Individually titled and signed by the artist. Edition commissioned by Ivory Press, 2008.

 Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Seven-Headed Dragon
2016
Gunpowder on porcelain
approx. 37 x 26 x 17 cm

 Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Black Peony
2008
Gunpowder on porcelain
66.83 x 37.31 x 5.72 cm
Edition size: 20 (1/20 to 20/20), proofs: 3 AP (AP-1 to AP-3), 1 Prototype
Individually signed and numbered by the artist

 Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 217

Poppy Series: Hallucination No.1
2015
Gunpowder on canvas
183 x 608 cm overall
Private Collection

 Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 218

Exhibition view, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 2016. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Xiao Bai Hua No. 2
2011
Gunpowder on silk
350 x 800 cm

Courtesy Artron Colour Printing Co.

Concept Drawings for One Night Stand: Explosion Event for Nuit Blanche
2013
Pencil, marker and fluorescent highlighter on paper
31 sketches, 27.94 x 21.59 cm each

 Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 221

Exhibition view, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 2016. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Abstraction I
1988
Gunpowder on paper
160 x 300 cm

 Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Bigfoot’s Footprints: Project for Extraterrestrials No. 6
1990
Gunpowder and ink on paper, mounted on wood as eight-panel folding screen
200 x 680 cm overall

Photo by André Morin, courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain

Gunpowder Drawing No. 8-25
1988
Gunpowder on paper
27.1 x 24 cm

 Photo by Daxin Wu, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gunpowder Drawing No. 8-27
1988
Gunpowder on paper
27 x 24 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

“Craters” Made by Humans for Their Own Planet: at the Remains of Le Couvent Des Minimes
1990
Gunpowder and ink on paper
92.71 x 63.5 cm

Photo by Xiaoli Ma, courtesy Cai Studio.

“Craters” Made by Humans for Their Own Planet: Pourrières
1990
Gunpowder and ink on paper
93.98 x 63.5 cm

Photo by Xiaoli Ma, courtesy Cai Studio.

“Craters” Made by Humans for Their Own Planet No. 14: Gunpowder Sketch of Craters at the Mount Sainte-Victorie Site
1990
Gunpowder and ink on paper
62.86 x 93.98 cm

Photo by Xiaoli Ma, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 222

Impression Oil Drawing: Shooting the Sun
2001
Oil on canvas
107 x 107 cm

Photo by Carlos Mendes, courtesy Cai Studio.

Parents – Gallery 223

Exhibition view, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 2016. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

The Laundress by the Moat
1981
Oil on cardstock
39.32 x 45 cm

Photo by Ron Amstutz, courtesy Cai Studio.

Chen Aigan  (b. 1916 – d. 2015, Quanzhou, China)

Drawing exercises
late 1990s
ink, watercolor and pen on paper
Cai Guo-Qiang Collection

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Laundry No.3
1979
Gouache on paper
21.5 x 24 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Laundry No.1
1976
Watercolor on paper
16 x 27 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Laundry No.2
1978
Watercolor on paper
19 x 27 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Cai Ruiqin (b. 1935 – d. 2016, Quanzhou, China)

Reflections on the Ignition of Son’s Gunpowder Paintings
2006
Ink on paper
25 x 127 cm
Cai Guo-Qiang Collection

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Father’s Portrait
1970s [ca.]
Oil on cardstock
34 x 30.5 cm

Photo by Ron Amstutz, courtesy Cai Studio.

Hong Hong Wu – Gallery 224

Exhibition view, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 2016. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Door
Unknown
Oil on canvas
28.5 x 14 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain No.1
1993
Oil on canvas
22 x 27.5 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain No.3
1993
Oil on canvas
41 x 32 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Lama Temple
Unknown
Oil on paperstock
61 x 44 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Grandmother’s Bed
Unknown
Oil on canvas
46 x 48 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Triumphal Arch
1993
Oil on canvas
32 x 41 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Mother and Son
Unknown
Oil on canvas
73 x 81 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Streetscape
1993
Oil on canvas
38 x 45.5 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Outside the Village
unknown
Oil on canvas
41 x 53 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain No.2
1993
Oil on canvas
45.5 x 53 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Outside Jiayu Pass No.1
Unknown
Oil on canvas
16 x 23 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Church
1993
Oil on canvas
24.5 x 33.5 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Outside Jiayu Pass No.2
Unknown
Oil on canvas
22 x 27.5 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Plateau
Unknown
Oil on canvas
26.5 x 35.5 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Tibetan Plateau
1983
oil on canvas
36 x 40 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Sea Breeze
unknown
Oil on fiberboard
33 x 46 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Portrait of Fiancé
1984
Oil on canvas
90 x 70 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

A Kazak Nomad
1983
Oil on canvas
40 x 36.5 x 2 cm

Photo courtesy Cai Studio.

Wen-You Cai – Gallery 225

Exhibition view, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 2016. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Wen-You Cai (b. 1989, Tokyo, Japan; Lives in New York)

Various Fuji Instax Photos of Wenhao Cai
2012-2014
22 polaroid photos
8.8 x 10.7 cm each

Courtesy of Wen-You Cai.

Wen-You Cai (b. 1989, Tokyo, Japan; Lives in New York)

When You Make No Art
2015
Book

Courtesy Wen-You Cai.

Wenhao Cai – Gallery 226

Exhibition view, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 2016. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 227

Exhibition view, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 2016. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Seasons of Life: Spring
2015
Gunpowder on canvas
259 x 648 cm

Photo by the Yokohama Museum of Art.

Seasons of Life: Summer
2015
Gunpowder on canvas
259 x 648 cm

Photo by the Yokohama Museum of Art.

Seasons of Life: Autumn
2015
Gunpowder on canvas
259 x 810 cm

Photo by the Yokohama Museum of Art.

Seasons of Life: Winter
2015
Gunpowder on canvas
259 x 648 cm

Photo by the Yokohama Museum of Art.