Cleveland Art, May/June 2019

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  • Member Magazine
Published: May 1, 2019

In this issue of the members magazine: Teach to Learn; Explosive Stuff; Water Quality

Cleveland Art magazine cover, with Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang standing behind his exploding drawing

Teach to Learn

New Voices
As educators, we realize that there is no better way to learn than through teaching but also that students often illuminate new ways of understanding that can change everything we think we know. In that spirit, we share with you the work of a group of students who are participating in the...

Explosive Stuff

Cai Guo-Qiang: Cuyahoga River Lightning marks the first time works by the acclaimed Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang are brought together in Cleveland. A star in the field of contemporary art, Cai choreographed the fireworks for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and has exhibited his ignited-gunpowder work...

Flash Point, Creation of the gunpowder work Cuyahoga River Lightning, 2018. © Cai Guo-Qiang (Chinese, b. 1957). Photo: Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio

Water Quality

Art addresses a momentous social and ecological issue in Edward Burtynsky’s series Water: humanity’s increasingly stressed relationship with that vital natural resource. His photographs, which take us from the California desert to the shores of the Ganges River, demonstrate that water management is...

Colorado River Delta #2, Near San Felipe, Baja, Mexico, 2011. Edward Burtynsky (Canadian, b. 1955). Digital chromogenic print on paper; 121.9 x 162.6 cm. New Orleans Museum of Art, Gift of the artist, 2016.46.19. © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Weinstein-Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis / Metivier Gallery, Toronto