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‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum Ocula Report ‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum 19 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...

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Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity Ocula Conversation Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity

Moving across installation, painting, drawing, and writing, Malaysia-born and London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh explores the political, social, and economic complexities of humanity, using a mosaic of information—from advertising slogans and pornographic imagery to newspaper articles—that she subjects to processes of layering,...

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Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House Ocula Report Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House 5 Jul 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...

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Lucerne

Switzerland

Previous Exhibitions In Lucerne

Contemporary art exhibition, Zhang Xuerui, The Everyday as Ontology at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
6 June–17 August 2019 Zhang Xuerui The Everyday as Ontology Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Cao Yu, FEMME FATALE at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
17 April–25 May 2019 Cao Yu FEMME FATALE Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Rebekka Steiger, wild is the wind at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
14 February–30 March 2019 Rebekka Steiger wild is the wind Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Mirko Baselgia, Habitat at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
23 November 2018–2 February 2019 Mirko Baselgia Habitat Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Ju Ting, Ju Ting at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
13 September–30 October 2018 Ju Ting Ju Ting Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Meng Huang, BO (Waves) at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
26 April–3 August 2018 Meng Huang BO (Waves) Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Yang Mushi, Compulsory Execution at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
22 February–14 April 2018 Yang Mushi Compulsory Execution Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Extended Ground at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
23 November 2017–9 February 2018 Group Exhibition Extended Ground Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Aldo Walker, Solo Exhibition at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
2 September–28 October 2017 Aldo Walker Solo Exhibition Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Li Gang, Solo Exhibition at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
28 April–5 August 2017 Li Gang Solo Exhibition Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Cheng Ran, Selected Films at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
17 February–9 April 2017 Cheng Ran Selected Films Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Hu Qingyan, 空壳 Hollow Husk at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
18 November 2016–28 January 2017 Hu Qingyan 空壳 Hollow Husk Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Christian Schoeler, Rembrandt as a Boy at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
26 August–5 November 2016 Christian Schoeler Rembrandt as a Boy Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Chen Fei, The Day is Yet Long at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
20 May–30 July 2016 Chen Fei The Day is Yet Long Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Yan Xing, Nuit et Brouillard at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
12 February–30 April 2016 Yan Xing Nuit et Brouillard Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Julia Steiner, Julia Steiner at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
13 November 2015–16 January 2016 Julia Steiner Julia Steiner Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Cheng Ran, Cheng Ran at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
18 September–24 October 2015 Cheng Ran Cheng Ran Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Zhou Siwei, Schematic at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
22 May–29 August 2015 Zhou Siwei Schematic Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Ai WeiWei, Hu Qingyan, Li Zhanyang, Liu Ding, Not Vital, MÁRMAKOS at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
26 February–8 May 2015 Ai WeiWei, Hu Qingyan, Li Zhanyang, Liu Ding, Not Vital MÁRMAKOS Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Ai Weiwei, Ai Weiwei at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
13 November 2014–17 January 2015 Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Li Gang, Salt Road at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
21 August–1 November 2014 Li Gang Salt Road Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Shao Fan, Face to Face at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
25 April–5 July 2014 Shao Fan Face to Face Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Yan Xing, Standard Exhibition at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
14 February–12 April 2014 Yan Xing Standard Exhibition Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Cheng Ran, Existence Without Air, Food, or Water at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
22 November 2013–18 January 2014 Cheng Ran Existence Without Air, Food, or Water Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
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About Lucerne

Set on Lake Lucerne, where the Swiss Alps begin, the compact medieval city of Lucerne has long been renowned for its spectacular natural surroundings, architecture and unparalleled collections of modern art. With a small but burgeoning contemporary art scene forging significant connections and spaces for innovation, the Swiss-German city is rapidly rising to rival its larger, flashier Swiss counterparts.

Once a refuge for composer Richard Wagner, Lucerne possesses historical and ongoing cultural significance. Amidst the pristine Swiss medieval and Renaissance architecture one finds art treasures of the past. Topping the list is Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen's Lion Monument (1819–1821), which honours the Swiss mercenaries killed in the 1792 storming of Paris' Tuileries Palace. Another treasure is Edouard Castres' grand circular panorama The Arrival of General Bourbaki's Army at Les Verrières (1881), installed in its Lucerne rotunda in 1889. Established as the Kunstpanorama in 1996, the Kunsthalle Luzern is based in the Bourbaki Panorama building and focused on the exhibition and discussion of local, national, and international art, and also acts as a documentation repository for Central Swiss artists.

A pinnacle art attraction housed in a neoclassical building, the Rosengart Collection (the private collection of art dealer Angela Rosengart) is a pre-eminent gallery of European modernist art. Open to the public since 2002, the collection boasts over 200 works by Impressionist and modernist masters including Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, Klee, Modigliani, and Dufy. Established in 1992 Galerie Urs Meile has played an integral role in the introduction and dissemination of a range of contemporary art methods and styles in Lucerne. With an outpost in Beijing, the gallery sustains a strong international connection, facilitating an exchange of art and artists between the two cities.

Moving between various locations since its establishment in 1873, the Kunstmuseum Luzern has built up a significant collection of historical and contemporary works while consistently engaging with and nurturing avantgarde art within and beyond the region. Occupying the fourth floor of Jean Nouvel's Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre (KKL) since 2000, the Kunstmuseum's exhibition programmes use the institution's historic collection as a backdrop to focus on contemporary art.

Alongside the newly established Kunstpavillon (opened in 2017), numerous smaller semi-permanent gallery spaces dot the city, including Museum im Bellpark, Galerie gummi-entli, and the KALI Gallery, providing a stage for new and up-and-coming Swiss artists from a diverse range of genres. Beyond the conventional gallery space, the LA Collection'Air sculpture park located on the territory of Château Gütsch showcases various unique sculptures and installations by several Russian artists.

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