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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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 |...
Andrew Kreps Gallery is pleased to announce New Positions, an exhibition by Christian Holstad.
Holstad's practice is united not in material, but in approach across installation, sculpture, collage and performance, he employs traditional techniques and meticulous craft to unexpected, and transformative ends.
In New Positions, five larger than life-size ceramic figures populate the gallery, each derived from a single pattern based on Holstad's own body. The pattern was first translated into crochet, then dipped in clay and fired, every step exaggerating and abstracting the artist's form. In turn, the works function not as self-portraits, but as an intuitive meditation on the male figure. Hollow and classically postured, Holstad's nudes each appear to be standing in a shower, or reclining in a bath, simultaneously imposing and vulnerable.
New pastel drawings and a large-scale collage position the figures together in a spa - not in the modern sense, but instead within a layered history of ritual bathing, an experience meant to better oneself both physically and mentally. Furthered by the presence of healing herbs and flowers, contained in a grouping mof phallic vases that divides the gallery, the works collectively recast the male body as a vessel, able to receive, and change.
New Positions is Christian Holstad's second exhibition with the gallery. Past solo exhibitions of Holstad's work include Toothpick, Massimo de Carlo, Milan, 2016, Corrections, Victoria Miro, London, 2014, I Confess, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, 2009, The Terms of Endearment, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, 2006, and Gaeity: Discovering the Lost Art (in Absentia), Kunsthalle Zurich, 2004. Holstad's work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, MoCA, Los Angeles, LACMA, Los Angeles, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among others.
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