44. Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies (2017), Cai Guo-Qiang

Jeff Fusco Photography © 2017
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CAI GUO-QIANG, the artist who created Fireflies, is famous for his virtuosic and poetic use of fireworks and gunpowder. For more than 25 years, Cai Guo-Qiang’s practice has spanned a range of media in contemporary art, including drawing, installation, video, and performance art, as well as a range of Chinese traditions in medicine, art, and place making.

PENNY BALKIN BACH is Executive Director & Chief Curator of the Association for Public Art (aPA) and the author of many books and articles about public art in Philadelphia.

LANCE FUNG is Chief Curator of Fung Collaboratives, conceiving and realizing art exhibitions around the world. The aPA commissioned Fireflies in collaboration with Fung Collaboratives. 

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