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No, they’re not real. But they’re spectacular.

Fabrication has begun for Heritage, an installation featuring 99 life-sized animal sculptures, including giraffes, pandas, lions, tigers, and kangaroos, all drinking together from a lake.  The installation,  surrounded by white sand, is inspired by his visit to Stradbroke Island in 2011.

Heritage will be unveiled for Falling Back to Earth, Cai’s first solo exhibition in Australia staged exclusively at Brisbane’s Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art opening November 23, 2013.

All photos by Cai Canhuang, courtesy Cai Studio.

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Hey there – the team’s in Copenhagen!

Cai and studio staff are currently in Copenhagen, Denmark in preparation for his next solo exhibition,  A Clan of Boats.  The show, which celebrates Copenhagen’s long tradition in shipmaking and their maritime history, will include numerous gunpowder drawings.  A sneak peak at the process so far.

Photo by Shu-Wen Lin, courtesy Cai Studio

Photo by Tine Harden

Photo by Tine Harden

Photo by Tine Harden

Photo by Shu-Wen Lin, courtesy Cai Studio

Photo by Tine Harden

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Mezcal Pouring!

Cai’s latest work in Mexico City, Sunshine and Solitude, features 14 gunpowder drawings surrounding a pond filled with volcanic rock and 10,000 liters of Mezcal.

Mezcal is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the maguey plant native to Mexico. It can reach an alcohol content of 55%, with the smell of 10,000 liters somewhat…overwhelming. In this video, Karen from Cai Studio shows us a glimpse of the construction of the Mezcal pond, and interviews Cai, Hong Hong, and all the staff as they pour the liquid.

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Process

Photos by Bonnie Huie, courtesy Cai Studio

Photo by Cai Canhuang, courtesy Cai Studio

Here are a few more shots taken back in November when Cai Studio combined forces with Eslite and the Taipei Fine Arts Museum to install Cai Guo-Qiang: Hanging Out in the Museum.

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Go Team Iwaki!

Photo by On-Works International Multimedia Ltd.

Please enjoy a few photos of “Team Iwaki” installing Reflection–A Gift from Iwaki for Cai Guo-Qiang: Hanging Out in the Museum.

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Working Together

Wen Hao Cai takes a photo of her father in Taipei. Photos by Kelly Ma, courtesy Cai Studio

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Explosion Test

Cai Guo-Qiang with Philadelphia fire marshals during an explosion test at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo by Lonnie Graham

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