Cai Guo Qiang Visits RISD

When artist Cai Guo Qiang came to campus last Friday – to speak as part of the Fine Arts Division Lecture Series – he wanted to visit the Sculpture studios prior to his presentation. Here he’s attentively listening to Department Head Ellen Driscoll.

For more than 30 years, Cai has presented breathtaking (and sometimes explosive) installations and 2- and 3D work on the world stage, drawing respect and admiration from artists and art lovers everywhere.

Sculpture students obviously loved having the opportunity to share their work with him and talk shop last week.

Catch Cai’s current show Sky Ladder at MOCA, Los Angeles if you’re on the left coast before it closes on July 30. Or just get lost in the wonder of his work by exploring his prolific output online. 

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  1. enlarged-heart reblogged this from ourrisd and added:
    God, I wish I was in attendance of this…
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