Cartier Art Dialogues: Beyond Boundaries, Artist Panel
May 16, 2022
Cartier Foundation held the second edition of its Cartier Art Dialogues series at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The theme of this new chapter, “Beyond Boundaries,” was explored by talents from a variety of creative fields including music, cinema, architecture, gastronomy, performance art, and painting as well as representatives from leading international cultural institutions such as the President of the Centre Pompidou and the President-Director of the Louvre Museum. More than 450 students from a broad range of disciplines, including architecture, design, administration, commerce, and more, attended the event in person. The dialogue was broadcasted live to global audience (watch the replay here).
Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara
May 19, 2022
the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara in Italy conferred the title of Honorary Academician of 2022 on contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Following speeches by the Director of the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara Luciano Massari, the President Antonio Passa, and Professor Angelo Capasso, Cai gave a lecture to professors and students of the academy regarding his several departures from China, Japan, and the US in his artistic career.
John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award
Asian Cultural Council
May 11, 2022
On the occasion of the organization’s 60th anniversary, the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) is honored to announce that artist Cai Guo-Qiang and violinist Midori Goto have been awarded the 2021 John D. Rockefeller 3rd award.
Launched on 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?