Shanghai artist sets off day-time fireworks
                     English.news.cn | 2014-08-10 09:15:52 | Editor: Yang Yi

 

Artists Cai Guoqiang sets off fireworks, in an ephemeral artwork he calls “Elegy,” above the Huangpu River yesterday afternoon. A prelude to the opening of his solo exhibition at the Power Station of Art, the launch event is one of the highlights of his exhibition “The Ninth Wave,” which runs until October 26. “The explosion event is an expression of sorrow for the demise of nature,” Cai said. The exhibition also includes a boat cruising on the Huangpu River carrying 99 fabricated animals. Born in 1957 in Fujian Province and trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy, Cai shot to fame for the fireworks at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. He now lives and works in New York. Cai said the exhibition initiates a conversation about China’s ecological crisis. (Photo: Shanghai Daily/Dong Jun)

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