Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

This was Cai Guo-Qiang’s impressive installation Inopportune at the Guggenheim

What is Cai Guo-Qiang known for? Cai Guo-Qiang has been making art since 1985. However, the installation piece that he is perhaps most well known for, or at least helped to propel him to global fame, was his brief but impressive exploding rainbow of fireworks over the East River in 2002. This piece, which was …

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Louise Bourgeois – Maman (Spider), 1999, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai, 2018

Louise Bourgeois’s iconic spider Maman – Everything you need to know

Biography Introduction Louise Bourgeois’ art has always been inspired by her upbringing and childhood. As an artist, Bourgeois remained at the forefront of successive new developments for over six decades that she had been in the industry, and she always did so in her own powerful and inventively ingenious terms. In 1982, at the age …

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Jeff Koon’s The New – What is this influential vacuum series all about?

About Jeff Koons Introduction Jeff Koons is a quintessential neo-pop artist. It is not surprising, therefore, to find artworks made by this legendary contemporary artist fashioned from random trinkets that you would find at a neighborhood yard sale. The components used to create his pieces may not be considered fine art or sophisticated by any …

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What are Fujiko Nakaya’s fog sculptures all about?

Introduction Fujiko Nakaya’s work is simply transcendent. Primarily featuring fog, her ephemeral creations are always climate-responsive and influenced mainly by nature. Her works are moving and changing, as well as designed to allow visitors to enter and interact with them. Because the fog installations are always centered on nature, the audience experiences are always varied …

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