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HAPPENINGS

Light Cycle

by CHRISTOPHER Y. LEW

On September 15, Central Park was illuminated by Chinese-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s explosion event, Light Cycle. His three-minute fire-works display, curated by Creative Time, celebrated the Park’s 150th anniversary.

Visible from numerous sites in and out of Central Park, New Yorkers, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, endured the rainy weather to view the work. Considered a gift to a recovering New York, the work is broken into three parts, the first, Signal rowers, opened with columns of fire launched over the treetops. The second part, Light Cycle featured halos of smoke and…

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