Upon the opening of the solo exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang: The Ninth Wave, artist Cai Guo-Qiang invites young visitors to join him in an event named Paint Fireworks On The Wall. During this event, children will have the opportunity to view a video compilation featuring the artist's past explosion events and fireworks projects, and use neon paint to illustrate fireworks directly onto the walls of the space, created specifically for this children’s education program. The interior of the space resembles an artist's studio, in which young visitors can enjoy the fun, yet challenging experiences that come with being an artist. In addition to hands-on activities, young visitors will be able to create spectacular multimedia gunpowder drawings and explosion events.
Cai Guo-Qiang: The Ninth Wave will be open from August 8 through October 26.
20 Families, for children aged 4 to 12
Email:“8.6+Children's name+Age+Phone number”to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Cai Guo-Qiang
Born in 1957 in Quanzhou, Fujian Province of China, Cai Guo-Qiang was trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy. He has lived and worked in New York since 1995. Cai Guo-Qiang's work crosses multiple media, including drawing, installation, video, and performance. Cai Guo-Qiang has had solo exhibitions globally in art institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. He created the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cityscape Fireworks for the conference held in Shanghai in 2001. In 2008, he was appointed Director of Visual and Special Effects for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Cai Guo-Qiang has sustained a strong interest in responding to issues in children’s education through social art projects. His projects in countries including Brazil, Egypt, and Japan encourage children to express their self-confidence, uniqueness, and innate creativity.