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Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)

Trace the rise of contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang from childhood in Mao's China to global art world superstar, and join his quest to realize his lifelong obsession: Sky Ladder.

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Kevin Macdonald
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ian Buruma Ian Buruma ... Self
Guo-Qiang Cai Guo-Qiang Cai ... Self
Wen-You Cai Wen-You Cai ... Self
Wenhao Cai Wenhao Cai ... Self
Ben Davis Ben Davis ... Self
Jeffrey Deitch Jeffrey Deitch ... Self
Phil Grucci Phil Grucci ... Self
Thomas Krens Thomas Krens ... Self
Tatsumi Masatoshi Tatsumi Masatoshi ... Self
Orville Schell Orville Schell ... Self
Jennifer Wen Ma Jennifer Wen Ma ... Self
Hong Hong Wu Hong Hong Wu ... Self
Yimou Zhang ... Self
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Trace the rise of contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang from childhood in Mao's China to global art world superstar, and join his quest to realize his lifelong obsession: Sky Ladder.

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Discover an artist reaching for the sky

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The twenty-seventh Netflix original documentary. See more »

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Vuelvo al Sur
written & composed by Astor Piazzolla
additional Remix production by Koop
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Well rounded documentary
27 October 2019 | by toboerSee all my reviews

Not just a catalogue or celebration of this brilliant artist's work, but examines his relationship with his family and homeland, the navigation required to work in communist China, the trappings of success and fame, and accusations of selling out. Very interesting and unexpectedly emotional.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Drabina do nieba: Cai Guo-Qiang i jego podniebna sztuka See more »

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$277,761
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