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Art History in Real Time: Archiving Cai Guo-Qiang

Posted by on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Newsletter Article Posts.

The Asian Studies Program and the Department of History of Art present as part of Global/Asia: Celebrating 50 Years of Asian Studies at Vanderbilt

Art History in Real Time – Archiving Cai Guo-Qiang

A presentation by Lydia Ohl (VU class 2011)
in conjunction with the screening of Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Cohen Hall

12:00-12:30 Lunch reception in Cohen Atrium (special guests: Asian Studies and History of Art Alumni)

12:30-1:00 Presentation by Lydia Ohl (Class of 2011): Art History in Real Time – Archiving Cai Guo-Qiang

Lydia Ohl, Head of Archives at Cai Studio, will provide an introduction to Cai’s life and work as well as her role in the collection and preservation of Cai Guo-Qiang’s art and personal history.

203 Cohen Hall

1:10-2:25 Screening: Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang

A narrative documentary film directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald. Told through the eyes of family, friends, collaborators, art experts, and Cai himself, along with rare footage selected from the artist’s archives, Sky Ladder follows Cai’s meteoric rise on the international stage. It is a dazzling journey that culminates in his becoming an artist known for “lighting fires” all over the world.