When Cai Guo-Qiang imitates Kcho. And vice versa.

Cai Guo-Qiang at the Guggenheim
Borrowing your enemy’s arrows (1998) by Cai Guo-Qiang at the Guggenheim, NYC. March 2008.

Kcho at the Marlborough Gallery, NYC. January 2008.

Posted by C-Monster.


  1. jasonlujan

    contemporary chinese artists giving western audiences not actual contemporary chinese art, but rather westerners’ concept of what contemporary chinese art should be.

  2. James

    Yeah, but the real question is what does contemporary Chinese art, or contemporary Asian art, suppose to look like.

  3. ruthk

    Cai’s piece “Borrowing Your Enemy’s Arrows” was first installed in the fall of 1998 at PS1, as part of the show Inside Out: New Chinese Art, organized by the Asia Society and SFMOMA. I have no idea how old Kcho’s piece is.

  4. Lora Gomez

    Kcho es un excepcional artista cubano contemporaneo, merecedor de importantes premios internacionales en bienales y feria, sus obras se encuentran en los mas importantes museos y colecciones del mundo.Posee un lenguaje universal lleno de simbolismo en el tratamiento de la tematica migratoria.