Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab

Leoni enjoying a video installation of Black Ceremony as well as other firework displays done by Cai Guo-Qiang

The installation at the entrance to the Mathaf

Another view of the installation of numerous LARGE boulders inscribed in Arabic at the entrance to the Mathaf
Today we visited the Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art in Education City.  We have been meaning to visit the current exhibit since before it opened in December, but we finally made it for the final day.  The artist, Cai Guo-Qiang, had done an exhibit in the Guggenheim in New York City that Travis & I saw back in 2008 when we were there.  He is well known for using gunpowder as a medium to draw and then ignites it leaving burnt images.  He was there today talking about the works as well as others he has done in his career.  Glad we made it there before it was gone.