Geffen Contemporary Re-Opens With Explosive Exhibit in April

Computer rendering for Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2012. Courtesy Cai Studio

Cai Guo-Qiang sure knows how to make a bang with his art exhibits.  While the Chinese artist lived in Japan during the late 80’s and early 90’s, he began to experiment with gunpowder in his drawings.  Soon experimentation led to profession.  Cai is renowned for his massive scale explosive exhibits.

Beginning April 8th until July 31st, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will debut “Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder” for his first ever West Coast exhibit.

The now New York based artist, Cai’s exhibit at the MOCA includes videos, drawings made of gunpowder blasts and one of his signature explosions at the museum.  His 2009 explosive presentations in Philadelphia and a massive colorful explosion show in Qatar in 2011 gave the artist international acclaim and set him up as an innovator in his trade.

Getting his inspiration from Eastern philosophy on the physical and metaphysical worlds, Cai’s work reflects the principles of Feng Shui, allowing nature’s spontaneity and the artist’s opportunity to seize that moment and make something out of it.  In essence, Cai control’s chaos through art in a way that has never been done before.

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Source: Huffington Post

Photo Source: MOCA