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The Spirit of Painting. Cai Guo-Qiang at the Prado

October 25, 2017 - March 4, 2018
Museo Nacional Del Prado
Paseo del Prado, s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain

Cai Guo-Qiang is the first contemporary artist to create on-site at the Prado. This is his first solo exhibition solely focused on painting in over 30 years.

This exhibition, which arises from Cai Guo-Qiang’s ongoing dialogue with El Greco and in which he establishes a relationship with the great masters represented in the Prado, comprises nearly 30 paintings made with gunpowder; eight of them ignited on-site at the Salón de Reinos. Also on view are an oil and an acrylic created at the start of his activities as a painter; and various sketches and drawings on matchboxes by his father, Cai Ruiqin, who steered him towards painting.

Grantee: Guo-Qiang Cai