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Where I Work

Cai Guo-Qiang

by ELAINE W. NG

Cai Guo-Qiang, impresario of feng shui and all things explosive, is one of today's most important art world figures. This past September, in between travels to Seattle and Beijing, Cai invited ArtAsiaPacific to his East Village studio in New York to show us how he works. Strewn throughout his workspace were his renowned gunpowder drawings, some leaning against the wall, others mounted as standing folding screens. A Ming-dynasty bench allows one to rest and contemplate. Perched above in a corner near the ceiling, a merciful porcelain Guanyin Bodhisattva and

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