Thursday Evening, Aug. 7: Cai Guo-Qiang – “The Ninth Wave” Preview Tour

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Date(s) - Thursday, August 7 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Power Station of Art

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Preview Tour of “The Ninth Wave” Exhibition

Cai Guo-Qiang

Thursday, August 7

6:00 -8:00 p.m.

Doors open at 6:00; Event starts at 6:30 p.m.

Award-winning artist Cai Guo-Qiang will personally give a tour of his latest exhibition to Shanghai FCC members and friends. The exhibition features 11 major works exploring environmental and ecological issues in China and the world. A cocktail reception will follow the tour. The FCC event comes before the formal opening on Friday, Aug. 8. For more information:

www.powerstationofart.com/en/exhibition/showlist/upcoming.html

Venue: Power Station of Art 上海当代艺术博物馆

200 Huayuangang Road, Huangpu district

黄浦区花园港路200号(南车站路以南)

TEL:021-31108550

 

About the artist: 

Cai Guo-Qiang  was born 1957 in Quanzhou, Fujian Province. He currently  lives and works in New York.   He was trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy, and his work has since crossed mediums within art, including drawing, installation, video and performance. While living in Japan from 1986-95, he explored the properties of gunpowder in his drawings, an inquiry that eventually led to the development of his signature explosion events. Cai was awarded the Golden Lion at the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999, and the 20th Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2009, and the Praemium Imperiale in 2012.  His is five artists honored with the first U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts award. He also served as Director of Visual and Special Effects for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Among his many solo exhibitions and projects include Cai Guo-Qiang on the Roof: Transparent Monument, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2006 and his retrospective I Want to Believe, which opened at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York in 2008. His recent exhibition at the Rockbund Art Museum, Peasant Da Vincis travelled to Brazil, has been one of Rockbund’s most popular.

 

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