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Cai Guo-Qiang Gunpowder Art Symposium

Cai Guo-Qiang Gunpowder Art Symposium, 24th October 2019 at the Ashmolean Museum
Celebrating the opening of the Cai Guo-Qiang Gunpowder Art exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum a symposium with experts from the Ashmolean, the University of Oxford, eminent art historians, as well as the artist himself was held on the 24th of October 2019.
Cai Guo-Qiang (b. 1957, Quanzhou, China) is, is an internationally established artist who has lived, worked and exhibited around the world. He is best known as the Director of Visual and Special Effects for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics where he treated awestruck viewers to possibly the greatest fireworks show in history. His practice ranges over painting and drawing, video, installation and performance.
Please Note: Not all talks in the conference were filmed.

# Episode Title Description People Date
9 Conference Programme Conference Programme for the conference. Conference Programme 17 Jan 2020
8 Art History and Museum as Medium Cai Guo-Qiang, Artist, gives the eighth and final presentation in the symposium. Cai Guo-Qiang 13 Jan 2020
7 In the Volcano: Cai Guo-Qiang and Pompeii Jerome Neutres, Independent Curator, gives the seventh talk in the symposium. Jerome Neutres 13 Jan 2020
6 Cai Guo-Qiang: In Search of El Greco Saul Nelson, Ruskin School of Art, DPhil Candidate, gives the sixth presentation in the symposium. Saul Nelson 13 Jan 2020
5 Yi 羿 - Myth: Shooting the Suns Paul Bevan, Ashmolean Museum, Christensen Fellow in Chinese Painting, gives the sixth presentation in the symposium. Paul Bevan 13 Jan 2020
4 Two Gunpowder Drawings and Cai Guo-Qiang in Japan Lena Fritsch, Ashmolean Museum, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, gives the fourth presentation in the symposium. Lena Fritsch 13 Jan 2020
3 Cai Guo-Qiang and the Depths of Spectacle David Taylor, University of Oxford, Associate Professor of English, gives the third presentation in the symposium. David Taylor 13 Jan 2020
2 Context and Influence in Cai Guo-Qiang's Work David Eliott, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, Vice Director and Senior Curator, gives the second talk for the symposium. David Eliott 13 Jan 2020
1 Welcome and Introduction Shelagh Vainker, Curator of Chinese Art and Exhibition Curator, gives the first talk in the symposium. Shelagh Vainker 13 Jan 2020