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Reminder – Cai in conversation at NYPL

****UPDATE! (as of 2:26 pm EST Monday, October 29)

Due to chaos in nature and forces from unseen worlds (aka, Hurricane Sandy), the event and book signing at New York Public Library on Tuesday, October 30 will be canceled until further notice.  Stay tuned for more details and until then, stay dry!

 

For our friends in New York, just a reminder that Cai will be in conversation with art historian and former Cai Studio Project Director Lesley Ma at the New York Public Library on October 30.

In addition to an in-depth conversation, the free event will feature an audience Q&A and book signing of Cai Guo-Qiang: Ladder to the Sky.  The book beautifully documents his recent exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and includes narrations by the artist himself of his influences, thoughts, and inspirations found throughout his work.

More details here. 

And what is a save-the-date without a few images?

Cai Guo-Qiang working with volunteers to create Chaos in Nature, Los Angeles, 2012.
Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Shadows created by stencil for gunpowder drawing Chaos in Nature, Los Angeles, 2012. Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Cai Guo-Qiang standing on top of gunpowder drawing Childhood Spaceship in progress, Los Angeles, 2012. Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Ignition of gunpowder drawing Desire for Zero Gravity, Los Angeles, 2012.
Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Ignition of gunpowder drawing Desire for Zero Gravity, Los Angeles, 2012.
Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Mystery Circle explosion event, realized on site at the Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, 2012, 2012.
Photo by Zen Sekizawa/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Mystery Circle explosion event, realized on site at the Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, 2012, 2012.
Photo by Zen Sekizawa/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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Cai Guo-Qiang in conversation with Lesley Ma – An Artist Dialogue

Join Cai as he discusses his book Ladder to the Sky with art historian and awesome extraordinaire Lesley Ma at the New York Public Library.  The book is published to coincide with his recent solo exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder, now showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held October 30, 2012.  Full program details can be found here.

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Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Last night at 7:35 pm, Cai ignited Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles on the north facade of MOCA.  Lasting approximately a minute and a half, the explosion reached heights of thirty meters, with over 4,000 spectators in attendance.

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Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Photo by Carlos Gonzalez

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Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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Making gunpowder drawings in Los Angeles

Art.sy Films came out to Los Angeles back in March to document the gunpowder drawing making process at the Museum of Contemporary Art.  The results were quite stunning.  

 

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Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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Ignition of Desire for Zero Gravity

On March 7, Cai ignited the six-panel gunpowder drawing Desire for Zero Gravity. MOCA Los Angeles shares with us the footage.

 

Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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Upcoming: Mystery Circle in Los Angeles

On Saturday, March 3, Cai exploded a few demos on the facade of the Geffen Contemporary in Los Angeles for the upcoming explosion event Mystery Circle.  The four demos, at a fraction of the size of the anticipated explosion for April 7, ended up settling off a few car alarms and peppering the adjacent parking lot with expended rockets.

First three photos by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Fourth photo by Felipe Lima, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

More information about the upcoming exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder can be found on MOCA’s blog here.

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