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WASHINGTON DC

Cai Guo-Qiang: Traveler

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

by ADELINA VLAS-JONES


CAI GUO-QIANGOut of Desperate Misfortune Comes Bliss, Project for Japanese Former Defense Ministry Site, Tokyo, 2004, screen. © Cai Studio.

Cai Guo-Qiang's rise to international prominence is due in part to his stunning explosive events: unique fireworks orchestrated by the artist. The nine drawings presented at the Hirshhorn titled "Unlucky Year: Unrealized Projects from 2003-2004,” are two-dimensional representations of fireworks explosions, presenting the events from the perspective of unrealized proposals…

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