The public pyrotechnic spectacle begins at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 7 and will burn a drawing made from gunpowder onto the wall of the Geffen facingTemple Street. The public opening of the Sky Ladder exhibition will follow the next day on April 8th and runs through July 30. Three of Cai's extraordinary gunpowder drawings will be on view as well as other new works commissioned by MOCA.
MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch said “Cai Guo-Qiang fuses historical references and a futuristic vision to create art that is totally contemporary. His work engages his audiences both experientially and visually. It is spectacular but also intimate. Cai draws the viewer into his imagined world.”
Here is a video of a pyrotechnic show Cai created at the Arab Museum of Modern Art where he used microchip controlled explosives to paint pictures in the sky. It gets really beautiful around the 55 second mark.
See you there.