Creative Time Throwback: Cia Guo-Qiang, Light Cycle, (2003)
"Everybody loves fireworks," Cai observed, "but you cannot tell one year of fireworks from the next. You watch, you have a good time, you clap and no one remembers it." He continued, "One does not think of commissioned ceremonial works as art. I wonder why that is, and whether we could not explore that, to use it as a challenge. The cultural climate is different now. For example, here in the city an explosion takes on much different significance since 9/11. Something used for destruction and terror can also be constructive, beautiful, and healing."
from The New Yorker, September 15, 2003
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