Extract “For Qatar, it’s the art tour de force of the year. A prime highlight of the Qatar-China Year of Culture, ‘What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China’, presented by Qatar Museums, has been winning hundreds of jaw-dropped fans by the day at the Al Riwaq gallery.
The man who has painstakingly put together the compelling works of 15 contemporary Chinese artists under one sprawling roof is the New York-based Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Following the immense success of his solo exhibition ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab’, held at Mathaf in 2011, the acclaimed artist returns to Qatar, this time as a curator, to gift Qatar this overwhelming treat. Featuring 15 Chinese artists and collectives born in Mainland China working in a variety of media, the exhibition runs until July 16.”
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