Archive for July, 2009
Spotted at the Scope Art Show: part of a work by artist Duane Coe.
Cai and co. have journeyed to the Mediterranean where Cai will follow in El Greco’s footsteps, making stops at all of the Spanish Renaissance master’s old stomping grounds. First stop on the itinerary: Crete, El Greco’s birthplace. If only the flights had not been delayed…
In late June the Studio took a trip to Taipei to prepare for Cai’s solo exhibition at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
This morning we enjoyed reading the article “La mejor de las condenas” [The best of sentences] by Raquel Ugarriza, published on Deia.com. In her article Ms. Ugarriza tells about the trip that inmates from the prison Nanclares de la Oca took to the Guggenheim Bilbao last week. She says that the exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe caught the attention of the group, and that some of the works most commented on by the visitors were Bilbao’s Rent Collection Courtyard and Head On. According to Ms. Ugarriza, the inmates’ visit was coordinated by the Guggenheim Bilbao’s education department, which aims to widen the access to modern and contemporary art by hosting events for groups in risk of social exclusion. You can read the entire article (in Spanish) on Deia.com.
Last Wednesday morning we discovered a small bird sprawled out in the garden. Without hesitation the Studio went into emergency-bird-rescue mode. Using art handling nitrile gloves the bird was carefully placed into a makeshift stretcher made of cardboard and tissue paper. We carried the little creature to the closest veterinarian where she was fed fluids and pain medication. A few days later we heard good news: the veterinarians had kept the bird overnight, released it in their backyard the next day, and it flew off!