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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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Cai Guo-Qiang in conversation with Eric Snell, Wednesday, July 25

Just in time for the London Summer Olympics, Cai is currently featuring his sketches and a video from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing in an exhibition at the greenhouse, located in Guernsey off the Channel Islands.  The exhibition, eponymously and aptly titled Beijing Games: Sketches and Video, is free and open to the public.

It is also complemented with a lecture with the artist, followed by a discussion with founding director of Arts and Islands, Eric Snell.

Full press release on the exhibition here.

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Lincoln Center Talk

East Meets West on the Upper West Side, Wall Street Journal Discussion Panel

Shen Wei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Chinyan Wong, and Jeff Fowler at the "East Meets West on the Upper West Side" Wall Street Journal Discussion Panel

On July 1, 2009 Cai and Shen Wei gave a talk at Lincoln Center hosted by the Wall Street Journal. You can read about it and watch a video on the Wall Street Journal’s blog.

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Save the date: Public talk

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If you’re going to be in New York in July, you can come hear Cai speak in person.  He’s taking part in a discussion with choreographer (and friend) Shen Wei about their careers since moving to the States from China and what it was like working on the Beijing Olympics.

 

It’s going to be hosted by Geoff Fowler, the Hong Kong correspondent who covered the Olympics for the Wall Street Journal.

 

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

7:00 p.m.

Kaplan Penthouse, Lincoln Center, New York

Tickets: $25

 

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Comparing notes with an astronomer

Public talk at Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Spain, March 12, 2009 (pictured, left to right: curator Alexandra Munroe, artist Cai Guo-Qiang, translator Lesley Ma, astronomer Montse Villar Martin)    Public talk at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain, March 12, 2009 (pictured, left to right: curator Alexandra Munroe, artist Cai Guo-Qiang, translator Lesley Ma, astronomer Montserrat Villar-Martin). Photo by I-Hua Lee, courtesy Cai Studio

2009 is International Year of Astronomy in Spain…

Indeed, Montserrat Villar-Martin came well prepared with a Powerpoint presentation and no shortage of passion.  She displayed some of the early works, like the drawings A Certain Lunar Eclipse and The Immensity of Heaven and Earth, alongside selected astronomy images of her own.

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