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Cai Guo-Qiang - 'Spider Web', proposal for 2003/4

This is a proposed installation for the façade of The British Museum, to commemorate its 250th anniversary. The project would involve a network of gunpowder fuse in the form of a spiders web which envelops the front of the Museum. The Spider Web relates well to the new dome over the Great Court and according to Cai can also be "a metaphor for the Museum's collection by casting its web into world culture, showing us the intricate connections between all great civilizations."


'Spider Web' proposal

Cai Qui-Qiang


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