Archive for September, 2012
On October 7, 2012, Sotheby’s will auction Cai’s gunpowder drawing Marx’s Mustache (2009) as part of the Hong Kong Contemporary Asian Art sale. Proceeds from the sale will go to create the Asian Cultural Council’s Cai Fellowship, which will help two emerging artists from China participate in a six-month residency to the United States, annually.
Cai himself is a recipient of an ACC grant, which allowed him to come to the United States in 1995 and create his signature series The Century with Mushroom Clouds: Project for the 20th Century.
Cai speaks with Sotheby’s, detailing his long-time relationship with ACC, the inspiration for Marx’s Mustache, and the importance of supporting young artists:
Yesterday, the Japan Art Association announced the Laureates for their prestigious Praemium Imperiale global art prize. Awarded annually in five disciplines, the Praemium Imperiale recognizes artists for “their achievements, for the impact they have had internationally on the arts, and for their role in enriching the global community.”
The event was held at the Museum of Modern Art here in New York City, with Cai awarded as the Laureate for Painting. The acceptance of the award will take place October 23, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. A full list of the other recipients and more about the Praemium Imperiale can be found here. (Philip Glass is on the list, guys!)
For our international, Chinese-speaking friends, Sinovision was quick to cover the event. The studio’s own Chiaying Yu covered the event in photos:
***Update! A few more images from the announcement, as well as a post-celebratory dinner at the Met Club. All photos by Yasutaka Kojima, courtesy The Japan Art Association: