Cai Guo-Qiang and Lesley Ma – An Artist Dialogue

When 30 Oct 2012
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Where New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018
United States
Cost FREE - Doors open at 5:30 pm

Shadows created by stencil for gunpowder drawing Chaos in Nature, Los Angeles, 2012. Photo by Joshua White/, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

October 30 2012, 6-8pm

Press Release:

In this intriguing event, world-renowned artist Cai Guo-Qiang discusses his fascinating new book, Ladder to the Sky. He is joined by art historian and former project director at Cai Studio Lesley Ma for an in-depth conversation, audience Q&A, and book signing.

Featuring stunning, never-before-published works, Cai Guo-Qiang: Ladder to the Sky is the most intimate book to date on the renowned Chinese artist. Produced in close collaboration with him, this volume documents new projects commissioned for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, alongside Cai Guo-Qiang’s own survey of his artistic journey and the personal cosmology that informs his work. It features a rich sampling of Cai’s wonderfully diverse oeuvre, including explosion events, gunpowder drawings, and installations. Informative essays and a conversation with the artist explore Cai’s influences, from traditional Chinese scrolls and his father’s miniature paintings to Asian philosophy and memories of his grandmother. Including new works and unprecedented contributions by the artist himself, this book is an important reference on Cai’s art for years to come. It is published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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