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Cai Guo Qiang

This Artist Literally Lights His Art on Fire, and the Result Is Pure Magic

Brian Formo | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
Brian Formo

When I see “explosive” or “singes the screen” in a movie review, I assume that the writer is either being lazy or attempting to be quoted in a...

How to Serve Contemporary Chinese Art Outside of China

MutualArt | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts

Ji Wenyu, Tires of the Old and Finds Joy in the New Increase Domestic Demand, 2010, oil on canvas, 162 x 130cm. Courtesy of ShanghART, Singapore. Cont...

Cai Guo-Qiang Shares His Thoughts on Ephemerality, Universality and Getting Back to the Art Itself

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.11.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Artist Interview by Lulu Chua-Rubenfeld Cai Guo-Qiang is without a doubt one of today's most celebrated and important Contemporary artists. He was b...

I'm With Stupid: When Will the Reptile Abuse Finally End?

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.05.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

On the surface, this would seem to be a clear-cut case of animal cruelty. Those geckos are dead because of the actions of some humans. But I think this case actually resides in more of a gray area because I think the geckos were willing participants.

24-Hour Party People: The New Aspen Art Museum

MutualArt | Posted 10.11.2014 | Arts

The museum will treat the general public as well, with a free 24-hour opening party of music, performances, film and food, starting on August 9th at 5p.m. and stretching into 5pm the next day.

SITE on "Unsettled Landscapes"

MutualArt | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts

Non-profit SITE Santa Fe has caught the attention of the global art world since its inception in 1995 for its series of innovative biennials that have included top contemporary artists from around the world.

State Seal of Approval

Bruce Helander | Posted 03.06.2013 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Art... has represented the United States in its embassies and consulates around the world by putting our "best foot forward" in the spirit of creativity and cooperation among nations and showcasing some of America's most respected contemporary artists.

LOOK: Artist's National Mall Pine Tree Explosion Dazzles Crowd

Posted 11.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of people gathered on the National Mall on Friday afternoon to witness Chinese artist Cai Gua-Qiang's daytime fireworks display...

Exploding Modern Chinese Art!

Sean Carman | Posted 11.28.2012 | DC
Sean Carman

This week at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery you can experience some of the coolest modern and ancient Chinese art you are likely to see for a long time.

Asia's Biggest Art Stars Battle At Auction

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.05.2012 | Arts

A slew of Asia's biggest contemporary art stars are ready to stir the waters of the auction world this week, as works by internationally known figures...

Beauty and the Beast

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.13.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Mystery Circle is a dangerous, explosive work of art by the famous contemporary Chinese artists, Cai Guo-Qiang.

Learn Why This Artist Draws With Gunpowder

Posted 04.11.2012 | Arts

Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang is known for his aesthetically exquisite choreographed explosions. Yet for an artist so concerned with destruction, Cai's...

WATCH: 40,000 Rockets Explode In The Sky

Posted 04.12.2012 | Los Angeles

The launch of Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang's first West Coast exhibition went off with a bang Saturday night as 40,000 rockets exploded in the sky abo...

Plunging into Amsterdam's Art World

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Going on a short press trip to Europe is never a walk in the park. It is more like a headfirst plunge into the local art scene: Exploring, tasting, inhaling it 24/7. And that's exactly how it was during my recent visit to Amsterdam.

Cai Guo-Qiang's Explosive New Show

The Huffington Post | Andrew Reilly | Posted 03.12.2012 | Arts

Cai Guo-Qiang is known for his carefully calculated explosive performances that amaze and astound. In other words, the Chinese artist creates his work...

What Do You Give? Take?

Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson | Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

In 2003, I organized an exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum entitled For your pleasure. The premise was that "a new conceptual approach has been emerging in art since the turn of the millennium: a spirit of generosity toward the viewer.

WATCH: Qatar, Home To World's Largest Daytime Fireworks Diplay

Posted 12.09.2011 | Arts

As the fastest growing economy in the world with a GDP per capita of around $101,000, Qatar has a lot of money lying around. So much money in fact tha...

Cai Guo-Qiang's Latest Blockbuster Comes To...Industrial Ukraine?

VernissageTV | Posted 10.28.2011 | Arts

Izolyatsia is a new art center in the industrial city of Donetsk, Ukraine. The center just opened with a solo exhibition of Cai Guo-Qiang. The show ti...

AICA Awards 2011: Establishing a Narrative

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

If the AICA critics failed to recognize exhibitions that illuminated human consciousness as the catalyst to the creation of art, it is because narrative is not an acceptable approach to curation.