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Dates: September 12 – November 12, 2017
Venue: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts main building (Volkhonka, 12, Moscow, Russia)
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will present contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s first solo exhibition in Russia this September: Cai Guo-Qiang: October. A reflection on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the ambitious body of work originally created for the exhibition will transform the main exhibition areas of the museum. Artworks include large-scale outdoor and indoor installations, gunpowder paintings, a multi-media video installation, and small-scale sculptures and sketches.
October, calligraphy by Cai Guo-Qiang , 2017. Courtesy of Cai Studio
Dates: October 24, 2017 - March 4, 2018
Venue: Prado Museum
The Prado Museum announces a solo exhibition by contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Cai Guo-Qiang at the Prado: The Spirit of Painting will be open from October 24, 2017 to March 4, 2018. This will be the second solo exhibition by a living artist since the museum’s founding in 1819, following an exhibition by the late Cy Twombly organized in 2008. The Spirit of Painting is co-curated by the museum’s director Miguel Zugaza and senior curator Alejandro Vergara.
Cai Guo-Qiang, Last Carnival, 2017. Gunpowder on canvas, 280 x 750 cm.
Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio
Dates: September 30, 2016 - May 1, 2017
Venue: Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht
My Stories of Painting is the first exhibition that will focus on Cai's long journey of painting in terms of two parallel paths. The first traces his decades of restless exploration in painting, presenting over a hundred works from different periods, of varying scale, and across various mediums — many of which are shown for the first time.
Installation view of Cai Guo-Qiang's early works at Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 2016.
Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio
Netflix Launching Date: October 14, 2016
In his latest feature documentary, Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (One Day In September, The Last King Of Scotland) has unfettered access to world-renowned contemporary artist, Cai Guo-Qiang. Told through the artist’s own words and those of family, friends, colleagues, and critics, Sky Ladder traces Cai’s meteoric rise from childhood in Mao’s China to pre-eminent global artist. We witness as Cai struggles with how to affect social change through art, and navigate the compromises and complexities that arise when you’ve made it to the top. When you’ve gone as far as he has, how do you challenge yourself?
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