Archive for July, 2012

Cai and the Noonday Gun.

Yesterday, Cai had the honor of firing the Noonday Gun at the Castle Cornet in St Peter Port.  Pretty awesome.

 

 

 

 

All photos courtesy Guernsey Arts Commission.

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Cai Guo-Qiang in conversation with Eric Snell, Wednesday, July 25

Just in time for the London Summer Olympics, Cai is currently featuring his sketches and a video from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing in an exhibition at the greenhouse, located in Guernsey off the Channel Islands.  The exhibition, eponymously and aptly titled Beijing Games: Sketches and Video, is free and open to the public.

It is also complemented with a lecture with the artist, followed by a discussion with founding director of Arts and Islands, Eric Snell.

Full press release on the exhibition here.

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Cai among artists honored for ART in Embassies’ 50th Anniversary

The ART in Embassies Program (AIE) will be honoring Cai, along with four other artists, for its 50th Anniversary in Washington, D.C. on November 30, 2012.   Cai, Jeff Koons, Shahzia Sikander, Kiki Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems have been selected in recognition of their commitment to AIE’s mission of furthering diplomacy through the visual arts and expansive cultural exchange initiatives.  For more information, please see the AIE website.

Cai himself participated in AIE back in 2008, where his gunpowder drawing Eagle Landing on Pine Branch  was selected for inclusion by Chief Curator Virginia Shore at the Embassy in Beijing.

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