Chinese New Year

Artsy Editorial
Feb 9, 2013 9:10PM

At the stroke of midnight on the eve of Chinese New Year, the crackle of fireworks echoes through a brilliantly lit sky, signifying the start of a week-long celebration. Believed by some to ward off evil spirits and others to rouse a sleeping dragon, the fireworks lure prosperity and good fortune into the new year.

We celebrate with Cai Guo-Qiang, whose use of gunpowder is central to his practice and perfectly festive as we welcome the Year of the Snake.

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