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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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Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating Ocula Conversation Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating

Zoe Butt is the artistic director of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, the first purpose-built space for contemporary art in Vietnam. Founded in March 2016, the Centre was designed by HTAP Architects in an old steel warehouse, with cargo shipping containers added to its structure. Initiated as a social enterprise...

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Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 Ocula Report Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 11 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

即将于2019年7月13开幕的第二届 Condo Shanghai,联合上海7座画廊/艺术机构与14 家来自全球11个不同的城市,如东京、首尔、雅加达、巴尔的摩、洛杉矶、伦敦、纽约、危地马拉城、利马和墨西哥城,为实验性展览营造了一个更切实可行的国际环境。以下是Ocula的展览看点。周奥,《景观/对象WA》(2016)。橡木上固化油墨打印,左: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,中: 121.92 × 152.4 cm,右: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,图片提供:马凌画廊,上海。马凌画廊 × 80m2 Livia Benavides × LABOR × Proyectos Ultravioleta马凌画廊 |...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Art Basel 2019 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
13–16 Jun 2019 Art Basel 2019
Contemporary art exhibition, The Armory Show 2019 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
7–10 Mar 2019 The Armory Show 2019
Contemporary art exhibition, S.E.A. Focus 2019 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
24–27 Jan 2019 S.E.A. Focus 2019
Contemporary art exhibition, Taipei Dangdai 2019 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
18–20 Jan 2019 Taipei Dangdai 2019
Contemporary art exhibition, ART021 2018 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
8–11 Nov 2018 ART021 2018
Contemporary art exhibition, Paris Photo 2018 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
8–11 Nov 2018 Paris Photo 2018
Contemporary art exhibition, FIAC 2018 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
18–21 Oct 2018 FIAC 2018
Contemporary art exhibition, Asia Now Paris 2018 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
17–21 Oct 2018 Asia Now Paris 2018
Contemporary art exhibition, Frieze London 2018 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
4–7 Oct 2018 Frieze London 2018
Contemporary art exhibition, Frieze Masters 2018 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
4–7 Oct 2018 Frieze Masters 2018
Contemporary art exhibition, Art Basel 2018 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
14–17 Jun 2018 Art Basel 2018
Contemporary art exhibition, Auckland Art Fair 2018 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
23–27 May 2018 Auckland Art Fair 2018
Contemporary art exhibition, Frieze NY 2018 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
3–6 May 2018 Frieze NY 2018
Contemporary art exhibition, Art Central 2018 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
27 Mar–1 Apr 2018 Art Central 2018
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8–11 Mar 2018 The Armory Show 2018
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About Contemporary Art Fairs on Ocula

Ocula provides curated online access to significant contemporary art fairs, which take place around the world. At these fairs the audience will discover a range of art, from works by emerging artists to established artists, covering an array of media from oil painting to fine art photography, to drawing. As new art centres are emerging, more and more art fairs dedicated to the promotion of art are starting too.

The United States is home to numerous contemporary art fairs. The Armory Show and the Frieze Art Fair in New York are both recognised as being major international events for the presentation of contemporary art for sale from the world's leading galleries. Art Basel in Miami Beach ranks among the world's most fashionable and busy art fairs, featuring over 200 of the world's most influential contemporary galleries, with a particular emphasis on Lain America. Other important art fairs in the USA include those in Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto.

The international art fair is the manifestation of an ambition to host a major art event in a city with growing arts infrastructure. In bringing together contemporary artworks from across a region and beyond to one space, there is a resultant energy and commercial focus. Art Basel in Hong Kong, is now the leading art fair in Asia, with over 200 of the world's top galleries participating in March every year. Other art fairs vie for attention and the most successful also have the support of the city in which they are based. Art Stage Singapore, Art Tokyo, Art Fair Philippines and the Korean International Art Fair are all of significance. New art fairs have emerged in Shanghai and Taipei reflecting the growing interest in contemporary art in those cities.

Held in the unforgettable Beaux Arts architecture of the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais in Paris, FIAC and Art Brussels continue to exhibit the best in contemporary and modern art. Taking place in October, Frieze in London's Regent Park is a contemporary art fair that along with its New York version are recognised as where the direction of contemporary art can be seen at its best. The most prestigious art fair in Europe is Art Basel in Basel. Established in 1970 the Art Basel art fair is now the most important art fair in the world and has a number of satellite fairs that accompany events around the fair. Other important contemporary art fairs are Arco in Madrid, the new Art Dusseldorf and the increasingly influencial Artissima in Turin, Italy.

Dubai is undoubtedly the heart of the Middle Eastern contemporary art show calendar. For over a decade, Art Dubai has been the premier art fair in the region, its directors bringing a unique sense of glamour to the exhibition programme. The contemporary art fairs in Istanbul have recently had some doubt cast over them due to Turkey's political climate, but Art Istanbul and Contemporary Istanbul are still important. The India Art Fair has grown in stature and is becoming a must on the international calendar.

The Sao Paulo and Rio de Janiero art fairs are both noted for their breadth of galleries participating from the huge scope of the contemporary art world of Latin America. Smaller fairs have popped up in Santiago and Bogota which are worth attention.

Despite only being inaugurated in 2013, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair has rapidly gained prominence and is now counted as one of Australasia's leading arts events. From Australia's creative hub of Melbourne, SPRING 1883 provides a vibrant celebration of contemporary art with an experimental gallery focus. The relaunched Melbourne Art Fair in 2018 will bring a much needed return of a fully managed art fair to Melbourne with serious intent to present the best in the region and beyond. In New Zealand there is the Auckland Art Fair which is a mostly local affair showcasing highly regarded New Zealand contemporary art in a waterfront venue.

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