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Dates: October 16, 2016—March 19, 2017
Venue: Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
On the occasion of its reopening, the Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art presents the exhibition The End of the World, curated by director Fabio Cavallucci. The exhibition will be set up as a kind of exercise of distance which will incite us to take a look at our present from a great distance. Along the way the audience will experience the feeling of being projected thousands of light years away to view our current world as if it were a fossil, geological eras from the present time, resulting in a feeling of being suspended in a limbo between a now distant past and a still distant future.
Installation view of Cai Guo-Qiang's Head On at Centro Pecci, Prado, 2016.
Photo by Ivan D'Ali, Prado
Dates: September 30, 2016 - May 1, 2017
Venue: Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht
My Stories of Painting is the first exhibition that will focus on Cai's long journey of painting in terms of two parallel paths. The first traces his decades of restless exploration in painting, presenting over a hundred works from different periods, of varying scale, and across various mediums — many of which are shown for the first time.
Installation view of Cai Guo-Qiang's early works at Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 2016.
Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio
Netflix Launching Date: October 14, 2016
In his latest feature documentary, Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (One Day In September, The Last King Of Scotland) has unfettered access to world-renowned contemporary artist, Cai Guo-Qiang. Told through the artist’s own words and those of family, friends, colleagues, and critics, Sky Ladder traces Cai’s meteoric rise from childhood in Mao’s China to pre-eminent global artist. We witness as Cai struggles with how to affect social change through art, and navigate the compromises and complexities that arise when you’ve made it to the top. When you’ve gone as far as he has, how do you challenge yourself?
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