Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang is a 2016 documentary film directed by Kevin Macdonald about the life and work of Cai Guo-Qiang known for his artwork with the help of gunpowder. The film was released by Netflix on October 14, 2016.


The story is told both through Cai Guo-Qiang's own words, as well as family, friends and observers of his craft, spanning from the artist's childhood in Mao's China just starting out, all the way to present day highly-publicized public art performances on a global scale.


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    director Kevin Macdonald
    keywords art performance family friend present day public art
    musicBy Alex Heffes
    publisher Netflix
    theme documentary