Madrid


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




Practical information



Location

Madrid
  • Activity: Exhibition
  • Theme: Modern art, Painting



Description

The multifaceted Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang (Quanzhou, 1957) has temporarily taken over the Salón de Reinos at the Prado to work on paintings which can be seen in the Jerónimos building.

The works will be inspired by the relationship between the old building of the Palacio del Buen Retiro and the master painters of the museum. The main piece in the exhibition will be “The Spirit of Painting” and will be about 20 metres wide.    A declared admirer of El Greco, in 2009 Cai Guo-Qiang made a journey in his honour from Crete to Toledo. In his gunpowder explosions on canvas, the artist fusions his initial vocation for painting with a more recent focus on performance art, including authorship of the fireworks event in the opening of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Practical information

  • Date: From Oct 25, 2017 to Mar 4, 2018
  • Place: Paseo del Prado, s/n
    28014. Madrid

Schedules and prices

Schedule

  • From Oct 25, 2017 to Mar 4, 2018
  • From Monday to Saturday From 10:00 to 20:00
  • Public holidays and Sunday From 10:00 to 19:00

Prices

  • General: €15
  • Reduced: €7,5

* Information may be subject to modifications

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