Monday, March 5, 2012

Art Explosions at Moca

"From March 3 through 10, the artist Cai Guo-Qiang  will collaborate with local volunteers to make three new gunpowder drawings for MOCA’s exhibition. The weeklong process will be open to the public on March 5, 7, and 9, 2012, from 6:30pm–9pm, with ignitions at approximately 7pm. In order of production, the first gunpowder work to be exploded on canvas, Chaos in Nature (approx. 11 x 49 feet), will depict uncontrollable forces in nature such as earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, and hurricanes. The second gunpowder work on canvas, Zero Gravity (approx. 11 x 39 feet), will portray mankind’s undying fantasy to defy gravity and its unsuccessful challenges by na├»ve measures since antiquity. The last gunpowder drawing, Childhood Spaceship, made on Japanese hemp paper, will be monumental in scale (13 feet high x 108 feet wide), and will present imagery of related figures, memories, and objects that have sparked the artist’s curiosity about the universe since his youth. Cai draws inspiration for these fantastic mural-like drawings from his homeland, family members, Chinese medicine, feng shui, QiGong, modern astrophysics, space voyages, natural and supernatural phenomena, as well as from images of Project for Extraterrestrials."

You've got to rsvp to get in
(capcity issues, if you remember the Street Fighter event there you know how it gos)

RSVP to [email protected]
Head to the  The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Little Tokyo

This is all in preperation for

Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky LadderSaturday, April 7, 2012
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

I'll remind you about this explosive event in April.