Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe

March 5, 2008

On exhibit from February 22 – May 28th, 2008 at the Guggenheim, Cai Guo-Quiang explores science and art through the use of explosives, time and space:

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The Century with Mushroom Clouds: Project for the 20th Century, 1996

Realized in New York City, looking toward Manhattan, April 20, 1996, approximately 3 seconds

Gunpowder (10 g) and cardboard tube

Photo by Hiro Ihara, courtesy Cai Studio

 

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Inopportune: Stage One, 2004

Nine cars and sequenced multichannel light tubes

Dimensions variable
Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Robert M. Arnold, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum, 2006

© Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation New York. Photo by David Heald.

Exhibition copy installed at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2008

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Black Rainbow: Explosion Project for Valencia, 2005

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

 

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