Cai Guo-Qiang: On Black Fireworks

May 20–June 12, 2005

Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern, Valencia

Curated by Consuelo Ciscar Casaban and David Rodriguez Caballero

Black Rainbow: Explosion Project for Valencia2005. Realized at Old Turia Riverbed Park, between Royal Bridge and Trinidad Bridge, Valencia, May 22, 2005, 12:05 p.m., approximately 1 minute. 1,400 three-inch black smoke shells. ommissioned by the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia for the exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang: On Black Fireworks, May 20–June 12, 2005. [Ephemeral]

Photos by Juan García Rosell, © Institut Valencià d’Art Modern. Generalitat Valenciana, España, 2005.

Black Fireworks: Project for IVAM
Gunpowder on paper, mounted on wood as 15-panel screen
240 x 1342 cm overall

Photo by Hiro Ihara, courtesy Cai Studio.