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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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The fifth edition of West Bund Art & Design is taking place from November 8 to 11, 2018, in Hall A of the West Bund Art Center and the newly constructed adjacent Hall N. This year the total exhibition space exceeds 20,000 square meters with more than 110 leading international galleries from 43 cities across Asia, Europe, North America and South America presenting the highest caliber of contemporary art.

With a strong selection of returning exhibitors, the 2018 edition welcomes 87 galleries in the Galleries section, among which 39 are participating for the first time.

Now in its third edition, the ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng section is comprised of solo presentations by international artists installed inside and outside the West Bund Art Center, spanning the West Bund arts district and existing urban venues.

A new section titled DREAM Video 100 will be launched this year, featuring a premier program of over 100 film and video works presented on the outdoor LED projection wall of the Dream Center on the West Bund Plaza and providing a glimpse into the diverse development of Chinese and international video art.

During the week of the fair, major museums, galleries, and art spaces around Shanghai will open a multitude of exciting programs, including the 12th Shanghai Biennale. The second week of November in Shanghai has become a major moment in the global art calendar.

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