Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Cai Guo-Qiang at the Guggenheim

The exhibit reads like a well written book report. Perfectly summarized, well phrased, and even the eloquent prose ignites the space. The only problem was it seemed too precise -- too rehearsed and "unplanned." Calculating and negotiating the spacial relationships between art and limited museum space must have been a colossal undertaking; one that I can appreciate. While the end result leaves an air of exact perfection, the show simultaneously leaves the hope for something more profound to be discovered.

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