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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.
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.
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.
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.
Present Tense Biennial (San Francisco) – Features a work by Michelle Yun and her brother David. Their installation is at 708 Kearny Street.
Chinese Culture Center
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
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)
45 Caine Road, L/G Shop 1, Corner Old Bailey St, Soho, Central, Hong Kong
1 till 31 May 2009
(852) 2537 0688
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:
At Cai Studio, it seems impossible to get everyone together for a group photo – there’s always someone missing…
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)
Hong Hong (long red coat) and Ahuan (grey blazer) made it for this one, as did Wen Hao Cai (5 yrs. old).