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Cai Guo-Qiang: Black Lightning

Aug 2, 2014
In conjunction with his exhibition Moving Ghost Town, Guo-Qiang created the daytime explosion event Black Lightning. It was performed twice against the dramatic blue sky of Aspen and its iconic mountain, Ajax. An extraordinary presence seven hundred feet high, the black lightning bolt, accompanied by a loud, thunderous crack, emphasized the connection between the museum and the surrounding environment, while exuberantly celebrating the opening of the new Aspen Art Museum building.

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