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Cai Guo-Qiang Man, Eagle and Eye in the Sky

Cai Guo-Qiang Man, Eagle and Eye in the Sky

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Edited by Sharmini Pereira

In November 2003, internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Cai Guo Qiang, whose work draws on a wide variety of materials, symbols, narratives, and traditions, including elements of feng shui; Chinese medicine and philosophy; images of dragons and tigers; roller coasters, computers, vending machines, and gunpowder, staged a spectacular land art event in Siwa.  Over five days, artists, journalists and fans gathered in the oasis to observe a kite-flying art project. 

Over 350 Siwan school children painted 600 silk kites in the shapes of people, eagles and eyes.  Using brushes and their hands to apply brilliant primary colors, the children decorated the kites with ornamental shapes and icons from Siwan and Egyptian culture.  Children then flew their silk kites over several historical and cultural sites in Siwa.  At nightfall, the exhibition concluded in a theatrical explosion of sound and light, as gunpowder fuses set the kites ablaze before majestic Siwan landscapes.

Publisher: Ablion/ Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art Ltd.
ISBN: 978-1900829144
Flex-cover/ 163 pages

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