Archive for April, 2013

sometimes, Silin’s life is just one big animated gif waiting to be made.

With an especially grueling installation schedule, in São Paulo, staff members took a quick catnap during the exhibition opening.  Credits Wen-You Cai for what is essentially one of the best moments of the exhibition.

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Da Vincis do Povo moves onto São Paulo!

Cai Guo-Qiang: Da Vincis do Povo moved onto the second leg of its exhibition run in São Paulo.  Whereas its previous iteration in Brasilia was nestled deep in the campus greenery of CCBB, this time the flying machines and contraptions took to the streets.  Below, a few installation shots, as well as images from opening day.

Installation view of Cai Guo-Qiang: Da Vincis do Povo outside the streets of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil.  Photo by Joana França

Installation view of Cai Guo-Qiang: Da Vincis do Povo outside the streets of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Photo by Joana França

nstallation view of Cai Guo-Qiang: Da Vincis do Povo outside the streets of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil.  Photo by Joana França

nstallation view of Cai Guo-Qiang: Da Vincis do Povo outside the streets of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Photo by Joana França

Installation view of Complex, Prédio Histórico dos Correios.  Photo by Photo by Joana França.

Installation view of Complex, Prédio Histórico dos Correios. Photo by Photo by Joana França.

Installation view of Carnival Rehearsal, Prédio Histórico dos Correios.  Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Installation view of Carnival Rehearsal, Prédio Histórico dos Correios. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Installation view of Wu Yulu's Robot Factory, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil.  Photo by Joana França

Installation view of Wu Yulu’s Robot Factory, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Photo by Joana França

Installation view of Wu Yulu's Robot Factory, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil.  Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Installation view of Wu Yulu’s Robot Factory, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

The team made the wall credits!  And those are our names!  Technical Director Tatsumi Masotoshi looking especially thrilled.  Photo courtesy Cai Studio

The team made the wall credits! And those are our names! Technical Director Tatsumi Masotoshi looking especially thrilled. Photo courtesy Cai Studio

And here is perhaps the oddest photo Cai Studio staff members have ever taken together.  Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio

And here is perhaps the oddest photo Cai Studio staff members have ever taken together. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio

Cai Guo-Qiang with the robot Cai Guo-Qiang Fire Ignition Robot.  So meta your head will explode.  Photo by Karen Chen, courtesy Cai Studio.

Cai Guo-Qiang with the robot Cai Guo-Qiang Fire Ignition Robot. So meta your head will explode. Photo by Karen Chen, courtesy Cai Studio.

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hey the gang’s in São Paulo!

After a two-month-long run in Brasilia, Cai Guo-Qiang: Da Vincis do Povo moves onto São Paulo.  The exhibition is scheduled to open at both Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and Museu dos Correios on April 20, before heading to its final stop in Rio de Janeiro in August.

Some images from the installation process thus far for your viewing pleasure.

Installation of Fairytale can only happen between 11 pm - 5 am, as that is the only time the pedestrian-only walkway can be closed.  At 2 am, we were visited by a local drunk.  He offered us a cigarette.  We politely declined.  Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Installation of Fairytale can only happen between the hours of 11 pm – 5 am, as that is the only time the pedestrian-only walkway in front of CCBB can be closed. At 2 am, we were visited by a local drunk. He offered us a cigarette. We politely declined. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Dibs on the corner office.  Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Dibs on the corner office. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Congratulations, Project Director Chinyan Wong.  Your macbook is now a converted windows 8 tablet.  Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Congratulations, Project Director Chinyan Wong. Your macbook is now a converted windows 8 tablet. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

 

Project Director Chinyan Wong calls the other corner office.  Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Project Director Chinyan Wong calls the other corner office. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

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