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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder Saturday

Exhibition Opening and Explosion Event
Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder
Saturday, April 7, 2012
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

This sounds like another amazing event by MOCA and it puts together to things I love explosions and and art, let's just hope Micheal Bay doesn't go or he might get inspired to remake The Artist he's way.

"Join us for the opening of the first west coast solo museum exhibition of artist Cai Guo-Qiang and experience the debut of his site-specific work created for MOCA, Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Mystery Circle, a site-specific work created for MOCA, will contain four stages of special pyrotechnics. At the moment of ignition, 40,000 firework rockets will form a string of crop circles and launch perpendicular to MOCA’s north wall, toward Temple Street, before falling onto the ground. Amidst a curtain of smoke, approximately 100 spinning pyrotechnic UFOs will sporadically appear from the parking lot grounds, while an imaginary alien-god figure on the left side of the wall is outlined from bottom to top by gunpowder fuses. When the burned fuses reach the “halo” of the figure, mini Titanium Salute rockets will shoot into the air followed by a grand finale. The rockets will create a burned imprint on the museum wall, leaving an outdoor drawing. While Cai’s signature explosion events, Project for Extraterrestrials, have been dedicated to creatures from outer space, his new project at MOCA will be the first time an imaginary alien figure actually appears."

The explosion event will occur on the exterior wall of the museum at 7:30pm sharp. Members: Please present your MOCA membership card to admit you and a guest. Self-parking is available in surrounding lots.