The New York Times Magazine has a profile of Cai Guo Qiang, the first Chinese artist to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Guggenheim Museum (opening today). Cai is recognized for his signature pieces of artwork involving exploding gunpowder marks on rice paper. As the artist told NYT Mag:

“It is like making medicine — a little of this, a little of that, watch it and taste it a little and see how it is working. My work is like a dialogue between me and unseen powers, like alchemy.”

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