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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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Celebrated

After months of hard work, Cai Studio staff, along with friends and family, celebrated at the opening for Cai Guo-Qiang: Hanging Out in the Museum on November 20, 2009.

Photos by Bonnie Huie, courtesy Cai Studio

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Open

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Cai Guo-Qiang and the Cai Studio team at the opening for the solo exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang: Hanging Out in the Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.

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A Few Closing (and Opening) Remarks

Poster for Cai Guo-Qiang: Hanging Out in the Museum, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, November 21, 2009 – February 21, 2010

Poster for Cai Guo-Qiang: Hanging Out in the Museum, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, November 21, 2009 – February 21, 2010

Earlier this week, after passing through New York and Beijing, our retrospective I Want to Believe closed at its final venue, the Guggenheim Bilbao.  We just received news that it was the second most-attended show in the museum’s history, with more than 560,000 visitors over the course of six months. That’s an average of 3221 visitors per day, no small feat. We’re pleased that this scenic, medium-sized city, with its verdant hills, clean air, and stunning architecture, turned out to be such an important travel destination for us. And this marks the end of the Guggenheim retrospective tour, an enormous chapter of our lives, which began a year and a half ago…

Our next solo show is going to be a lot of fun to travel to, and yet deeply tied to our roots.  It will also feature some interactive works that break down barriers between art and audiences.  If you know the work Cultural Melting Bath, you’ll have an inkling of why.  That work was first shown in Queens in ’97 (already 12 years ago!), and it’s traveling to Taipei later this fall.  Taiwan is just across the strait from Cai’s hometown, and it’s a place that quite a few of our studio staff call home.  So, if you need an excuse to eat loads of Taiwanese food or take an herbal bath with strangers, book your plane ticket now and join us (no one here is exactly dreading this trip).  It’s a retrospective show, but with new works and events open to the public.  We predict this show will be very big but also very personal.

我们的回顾展《我想要相信》從紐約巡迴至北京,並在本周於西班牙畢尔包的古根漢美术馆圆满结束。长达6个月的展览期间,参观者多余56万人次,成为美术馆有史以来参展人数排名第二的展览,每日參觀人數约3221人,不容小覷。畢爾包是座風景優美的中型城市, 擁有青山绿水、清新空气和另人陶醉的建筑,我们很高兴巡回展在這裡畫下了一個美好的句點。长达一年半的巡迴占据了我们生活的一大篇章,在此,我们结束了一年半前开始的旅途,进入下一个另人期待的段落。

即将开展的下一个个展会是一次很有趣的旅行,它深深依赖于我们的根,並將著重於與民眾互動的裝置作品,拉进艺术与观众的关系。 如果您知道蔡国强早期的作品《文化大混浴》,那么您一定非常希望亲身体验此作品。97年它第一次在纽约皇后美术馆亮相,至今已经12年,近期它将跋涉到台湾,台北。台湾与蔡国强的故乡面对面,相隔台湾海峡,同时它还是我们众多工作室成员的家。现在,如果您需要一个前往台北享受各种小吃或者和陌生人一起泡药草汤的理由,那么我们诚心邀请您现在就加入我们,预订您的机票。这是一个回顾展,但同时也会有新的作品和活动向公众开放。我们预计本次个展将会“惊天动地”,这是个充满个性的大展!

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Alumni news

Present Tense Biennial (San Francisco) – Features a work by Michelle Yun and her brother David.  Their installation is at 708 Kearny Street.

Address:
Chinese Culture Center
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
http://www.c-c-c.org
415-986-1822

Satellite Installation throughout Chinatown:
55 Columbus Street
664, 665 and 667 Clay Street
17 Walter U. Lum Place
704, 708, 701 and 716 Kearny Street

May 1 – August 23, 2009
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm
Sundays 12 noon to 4 pm

 

Charwei Tsai: Transience, Osage Soho (Hong Kong)
Address:
45 Caine Road, L/G Shop 1, Corner Old Bailey St, Soho,   Central, Hong Kong
Exhibition Duration:
1 till 31 May 2009
Tel:
(852) 2537 0688

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Bilbao tour with CGQ

The Guggenheim Bilbao designed this microsite to promote the retrospective there. They also filmed a walkthrough with Cai so you can hear about the works straight from the horse’s mouth:

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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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