Cai Guo-Qiang explores the relationship between China and the Arab world at Mathaf, the Arab Museum of Modern Art
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art is showing newly commissioned work by Cai Guo-Qiang. It is Cai's first solo exhibition in the Middle East and the first single-artist exhibition presented by Mathaf as the museum looks eastwards to consider the dynamics of the longstanding, but little-known relationship between China and the Arab world dating back to the ancient maritime Silk Road.
The museum works under the umbrella of the Qatar Museums authority which is chaired by Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the daughter of the Emir of Qatar who was positioned in Art & Auction's recent Power 100 issue as the most influential person in the art world.
Image: Cai Guo-Qiang's Black Ceremony at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art