IAP Film Screening Series: Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang

January 11, 2024
Event Types
MIT Community
Large granite rings around the base of pine trees in a much bed with a little bit of grass peaking through on the right edge.

Cai Guo-Qiang, Ring Stone, 2010. Commissioned with MIT Percent-for-Art Funds and made possible by generous donations from the Annie Wong Art Foundation and the Robert D. (‘64) and Sara-Ann Sanders family. Photo: Charles Mayer Photography

Bartos Theatre 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15 Atrium level Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Day & Time
Free, but registration is required.
For more information, contact:

eagarner [at] mit.edu (Emily Garner)

Join the MIT List Visual Arts Center for a screening of the documentary Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang directed by Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald.

This awe-inspiring film received a Sundance Grand Jury Prize nomination. The Chinese artist, Cai Guo-Qiang, tells us the true story behind Sky Ladder, a piece carried out in secret in a small Chinese fishing village under cover of night. In 2010, Cai Guo-Qiang’s Ring Stone  was commissioned to celebrate the MIT Sloan School of Management’s educational and cultural ties with China. Learn more through a short presentation about Cai Guo-Qiang’s work and connection to MIT's campus prior to the film screening. 

This winter, the List Center will be taking a deeper look at the lives and work of select artists within our Public Art Collection. 

This program is part of the Independent Activities Period (IAP), a special four-week term at MIT. IAP 204 begins on Monday, January 8, 2024, and ends on Friday, February 2, 2024. Guests from outside the MIT community are welcome to attend all in-person events.