Flora Commedia: Cai Guo-Qiang at the Uffizi

The Uffizi Galleries, Florence

November 19, 2018–February 17, 2019

Curated by Eike Schmidt and Laura Donati

City of Flowers in the Sky: Daytime Explosion Event for Florence, 2018.
Realized above Piazzale Michelangelo, November 18, 3:50 pm, approximately 13 minutes 30 seconds
Fireworks, 170 meters tall [Ephemeral]

Photo by Leonardo Bianchi
Video documentation. Directed by Shanshan Xia; produced by 33 Studio, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 1

Exhibition view, Uffizi Galleries, Florence, 2018. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Bacchus
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
300 x 300 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Cosmos Selfie
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
240 x 300 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Bad Kid!
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
275 x 200 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Exploding Cai
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
120 x 90 cm

Collection of Uffizi Galleries

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 2

Exhibition view, Uffizi Galleries Florence, 2018. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Uffizi No.3
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
122 x 91.5 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Silverpoint Study No.6
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
122 x 91.5 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Silverpoint Study No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
35.4 x 28 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Silverpoint Study No.2
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
35.4 x 28 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Silverpoint Study No.3
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
35.4 x 28 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Silverpoint Study No.4
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
35.4 x 28 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Silverpoint Study No.5
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
35.4 x 28 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Uffizi: Flora No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
300 x 150 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Uffizi: Green Rose No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
122 x 91.5 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Uffizi: Green Roses No.2
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
122 x 183 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Uffizi: Yellow Rose No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
122 x 91.5 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Uffizi: Flora No.3
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
183 x 152.5 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Uffizi: Venus No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
240 x 450 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Uffizi: A Bouquet of Flowers No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
240 x 150 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Yellow Roses
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
152 x 183 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Purple Poppy No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
76 x 76 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Ancient Roses No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
152 x 122 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Purple Poppy No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
76 x 76 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Purple Iris
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
150 x 240 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Cactus
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
61 x 51 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Maple Leaves No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
25 x 25 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

White Lilies
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
51 x 61 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Green Round Leaves No.2
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
61 x 51 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Wall Plant No.2
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
25 x 25 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Maple Leaves No.2
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
25 x 25 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Green Round Leaves No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
61 x 51 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Pomegranate Flowers
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
76 x 76 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Fallen Iris
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
150 x 240 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Dead Roses No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
122 x 91.5 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Dead Roses No.2
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
91.5 x 122 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Sweet Briar
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
122 x 152.5 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Green Shrubs
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
76 x 76 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Yellow Iris
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
61 x 51 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Daisy Field No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
51 x 61 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Red Lilies
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
122 x 122 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Foxgloves
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
61 x 92 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Wall Plant No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
25 x 25 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

 Ancient Roses No.3
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
152 x 122 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Uffizi: Color Gunpowder Test No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
51 x 61 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Uffizi: Black Gunpowder Test No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
51 x 61 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Uffizi: Gunpowder Test
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
122 x 244 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 3

Exhibition view, Uffizi Galleries, Florence, 2018. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Renaissance Flower Garden
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
300 x 400 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Flower Soul
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
300 x 400 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 4

Exhibition view, Uffizi Galleries, Florence, 2018. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Sunflowers
2010
Gunpowder on paper, mounted on wood as six-panel folding screen
230 x 462 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Dying Sunflower
2010
Gunpowder on paper, mounted on wood as nine-panel folding screen
230 x 697 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 5

Exhibition view, Uffizi Galleries, Florence, 2018. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Heaven Complex No.3
2017
Gunpowder on canvas
300 x 750 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Heaven Complex No.1 and No. 2
2017
Gunpowder on canvas
300 x 750 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 6

Exhibition view, Uffizi Galleries, Florence, 2018. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Cosmos: Dandelion No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
122 x 91.5 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Cosmos: Dandelion No.2
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
122 x 91.5 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Cosmos: Dandelion No.3
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
122 x 91.5 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Cosmos: Dandelion No.4
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
122 x 91.5 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

White Daisies
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
240 x 450 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gunpowder Blossom
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
240 x 150 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 7

Exhibition view, Uffizi Galleries, Florence, 2018. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Uffizi: Black Tulips No.1
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
240 x 150 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study for Uffizi: Black Tulips No.2
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
240 x 150 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Black Daisy
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
240 x 450 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 8

Exhibition view, Uffizi Galleries, Florence, 2018. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Study of Birds
2018
Gunpowder and oil on canvas
200 x 300 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

I Modi
2018
Gunpowder on canvas
300 x 1050 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.

Gallery 10

Exhibition view, Uffizi Galleries, Florence, 2018. Photos by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Color Gunpowder Drawing for City of Flowers in the Sky: Daytime Explosion Event for Florence
2018
Gunpowder on paper
400 x 2400 cm

Photo by Yvonne Zhao, courtesy Cai Studio.