Lunch with Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang Heritage

Artist Cai Guo-Qiang (蔡国强 / 蔡國強) is one of the artists whose lunch rituals are profiled in The New York Times Style Magazine.  Among other things that are revealed in this vignette:

– He doesn’t eat chicken because he was born in the Year of the Rooster.

– He finds cooking to be similar mixing chemical explosives for his art, “You mix a little bit of this and that.”

– A studio assistant helps with shopping and prepares Cantonese cuisine.

It’s always interesting peeking into the lives of artists.

The above image is of his work Heritage which is part of the Falling Back to Earth exhibition at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.  Learn more about the exhibition from this video, which includes an interview with Cai.

Image: Heritage courtesy of the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art