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Volunteers watch as Cai's Ignition of Desire for Zero Gravity explodes at MOCA.; Credit: PHOTO BY JOSHUA WHITE

Cai Guo-Qiang's Gunpowder Paintings at MOCA

On a Monday evening in March, 150 guests are milling around behind a low metal barricade in MOCA's hangarlike Geffen space. All of them had to sign a release to get in, waiving their rights in case something goes wrong in the making of Cai Guo-Qiang's first gunpowder painting in......
Ai Weiwei's sculptures surround the parking garage elevators at LACMA.; Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF 2011 MUSEUM ASSOCIATES/LACMA

Ai Weiwei at LACMA

Step out of the elevator from the LACMA parking garage these days and you'll be confronted by the giant bronze heads of a pig, a rat and an ox, atop stems that look like water cascading into a rounded base. Then you'll notice you're encircled by nine more such creatures,......
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