Archive for April, 2009

We can’t believe

The retrospective catalogue won the 2009 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award from the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)!

Guggenheim press release

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Spring break

Photo by I-Hua Lee, courtesy Cai Studio Photo by I-Hua Lee
Photo by I-Hua Lee, courtesy cai Studio

Photos by I-Hua Lee, courtesy Cai Studio

One recent Friday afternoon, we held Japanese tea ceremony at the studio with friends and family.  Our host was of the Mushakouji Senke school, one of the descendants of Sen no Rikyū.

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Comparing notes with an astronomer

Public talk at Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Spain, March 12, 2009 (pictured, left to right: curator Alexandra Munroe, artist Cai Guo-Qiang, translator Lesley Ma, astronomer Montse Villar Martin)    Public talk at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain, March 12, 2009 (pictured, left to right: curator Alexandra Munroe, artist Cai Guo-Qiang, translator Lesley Ma, astronomer Montserrat Villar-Martin). Photo by I-Hua Lee, courtesy Cai Studio

2009 is International Year of Astronomy in Spain…

Indeed, Montserrat Villar-Martin came well prepared with a Powerpoint presentation and no shortage of passion.  She displayed some of the early works, like the drawings A Certain Lunar Eclipse and The Immensity of Heaven and Earth, alongside selected astronomy images of her own.

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How we hang those cars

This video was commissioned by the Guggenheim Bilbao Communications department.  The work being installed is Inopportune: Stage One.

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Who we are: names, faces, titles

At Cai Studio, it seems impossible to get everyone together for a group photo – there’s always someone missing…

Cai Guo-Qiang and studio on the eve of the opening of I Want to Believe at the Guggenheim Bilbao, 17 March 2009. ©FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, Photo: Erika Barahona-Ede

Cai Guo-Qiang and studio on the eve of the opening of I Want to Believe at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, March 16, 2009. ©FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, Photo: Erika Barahona-Ede

Pictured (left to right): Tatsumi Masatoshi (Technical Director), Bonnie Huie (Head of Archives), MeiMei Zhou (Project Assistant), Cai Guo-Qiang, Mariluz Hoyos (Project Director), Lesley Ma (Project Director), Sayuri Alsman (Studio Manager), Chinyan Wong (Project Manager), Calice Chen (Executive Assistant), I-Hua Lee (Archives Assistant)

Not pictured: Hong Hong Wu (Financial Manager), Ahuan Zhou (Operations Coordinator), Jing Liu (Intern)

Hired since this photo was taken: Kelly Ma (Project Assistant)

 

Waiting for the last team member to make an entrance. ©FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, Photo: Erika Barahona-Ede

Waiting for the last team member to make an entrance. ©FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, Photo: Erika Barahona-Ede

 Hong Hong (long red coat) and Ahuan (grey blazer) made it for this one, as did Wen Hao Cai (5 yrs. old).

 

干杯!©FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, Photo: Erika Barahona-Ede

干杯!©FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, Photo: Erika Barahona-Ede

Opening reception for I Want to Believe at the Guggenheim Bilbao, 17 March 2009. ©FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, Photo: Erika Barahona-Ede

Opening reception for I Want to Believe at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, March 16, 2009. ©FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, Photo: Erika Barahona-Ede

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