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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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Dates: September 30, 2016 - January 5, 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
Dates: July 2, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Venue: Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
Curator: Hervé Chandès
Cai Guo-Qiang created White Tone, a gunpower drawing of 18 meters in length, specifically for the exhibition The Great Animal Orchestra at the Fondation Cartier. This work displays wild animals of different species gathered around a watering hole in a moment of peace and vulnerability.