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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, Burçak Bingöl, Interrupted Halfway Through at Zilberman Gallery, Berlin
24 April–27 July 2019 Burçak Bingöl Interrupted Halfway Through Zilberman Gallery, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Peter Fischli / David Weiss, HAUS at Sprüth Magers, Berlin
27 April–27 July 2019 Peter Fischli / David Weiss HAUS Sprüth Magers, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Reinhard Mucha, Mucha Unnötig – Das Ende vom Lied at Sprüth Magers, Berlin
27 April–27 July 2019 Reinhard Mucha Mucha Unnötig – Das Ende vom Lied Sprüth Magers, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, Nativist Americans at Sprüth Magers, Berlin
27 April–27 July 2019 Andrea Robbins and Max Becher Nativist Americans Sprüth Magers, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Ricarda Roggan, WEIMAR, NORIS, ERNEMANN at Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
6 June–27 July 2019 Ricarda Roggan WEIMAR, NORIS, ERNEMANN Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Christoph Keller | Hito Steyerl | Tao Hui at Esther Schipper, Berlin
27 June–17 August 2019 Group Exhibition Christoph Keller | Hito Steyerl | Tao Hui Esther Schipper, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A Tale of Apparitions at Galeria Plan B, Berlin
28 June–3 August 2019 Group Exhibition A Tale of Apparitions Galeria Plan B, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Frances Stark, lonely and abandoned on the market place at Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
28 June–17 August 2019 Frances Stark lonely and abandoned on the market place Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Mayo Thompson, Go to the window at Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
28 June–17 August 2019 Mayo Thompson Go to the window Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Richard Deacon, Family at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
6 July–31 August 2019 Richard Deacon Family Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Matt Mullican, Red, Yellow, Green, In Time at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
6 July–31 August 2019 Matt Mullican Red, Yellow, Green, In Time Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Lawrence Carroll, A Tribute to Lawrence Carroll at Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
12 July–3 August 2019 Lawrence Carroll A Tribute to Lawrence Carroll Buchmann Galerie, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Maria Jauregui Ponte, Kathrin Linkersdorff, LUMINESCENCES at Galerie Springer, Berlin
13 July–14 September 2019 Maria Jauregui Ponte, Kathrin Linkersdorff LUMINESCENCES Galerie Springer, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Idris Khan, Idris Khan at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
7 September–19 October 2019 Idris Khan Idris Khan Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

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Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung Ocula Conversation Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

Curator Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung has been living on and off in Berlin since 1997, where he founded the self-organised art institution SAVVY Contemporary—The Laboratory of Form-Ideas in 2009. Early exhibitions include Understatement/Hyperbole (13 February–13 March 2010), with works by Soavina Ramaroson and Petra Lottje; Arctic Heat...

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Xi Bei Ocula Conversation Xi Bei Artistic Director, Times Art Center Berlin

Times Art Center Berlin is a non-profit art institution located in the Potsdamer Strasse Art District of Berlin. It was founded in July 2018 by the Guangdong Times Museum, a non-profit private art museum in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region of China, making this the first parallel institution founded overseas by an Asia-based art museum. Its...

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Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus Ocula Report Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus 14 Dec 2018 : Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein for Ocula

Retrospective 1965–2017, Beatriz González's exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (13 October 2018–6 January 2019), presents a selection of 120 works that bear witness to Colombia's political and social upheavals of the last 50 years. Throughout, the link between González's practice and the sociopolitical context it references...

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10th Berlin Biennale: ‘Let’s be clear; we are at war’ Ocula Report 10th Berlin Biennale: ‘Let’s be clear; we are at war’ 22 Jun 2018 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

'Let's be clear; we are at war.' These were Gabi Ngcobo's defiant words at the press conference for the tenth edition of the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, which she curated: We don't need another hero (9 June–9 September 2018). This militant theme was highlighted by designer Maziyar Pahlevan, through the incorporation of dazzle camouflage...

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Gabi Ngcobo Ocula Conversation Gabi Ngcobo Curator, 10th Berlin Biennale

To those familiar with the work of artist and curator Gabi Ngcobo, it is not surprising that We don't need another hero, the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (9 June–9 September 2018), resisted the desire for a single heroic conclusion. As the exhibition's curator, Ngcobo sought to create a 'multi-layered referential space' with its own...

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Arthur Jafa at Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin: Viewpoint Ocula Report Arthur Jafa at Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin: Viewpoint 17 May 2018 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

Arthur Jafa is a brilliant filmmaker, cinematographer and artist, whose practice is concerned with identifying and developing a specifically Black visual aesthetic. His work tackles the complexity of African-American cultural identity, as defined by an existential paradox that places the Black subject 'in essential intimacy with death', as Saidiya...

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Berlin’s Gallery Weekend: Body Conscious Ocula Report Berlin’s Gallery Weekend: Body Conscious 4 May 2018 : Mitch Speed for Ocula

What do you need, in order to arrange a perfect storm of an artistic encounter, like Gallery Weekend Berlin (27–29 April 2018)? Galleries and a weekend, that much is obvious; but it's the next question that gets me. How does this Gallery Weekend differ from the other 50-odd weekends when art is exhibited throughout the year, in any given place?The...

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The Lowdown: shows to see during Gallery Weekend Berlin Ocula Report The Lowdown: shows to see during Gallery Weekend Berlin 20 Apr 2018 : Phoebe Blatton for Ocula

Gallery Weekend Berlin is a long-established highlight in the German art world's calendar. This year, the fourteenth edition takes place from 27 to 29 April, and features no less than 47 participating galleries showcasing emerging talent alongside established names. With many other exhibitions and events taking place across one of Europe's most...

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The Black Image Corporation: An Identity Archive Related Press The Black Image Corporation: An Identity Archive Berlin Art Link : 27 May 2019

Behind the grand wrought-iron doors of Gropius Bau's first floor gallery, Chicago artist Theaster Gates presents the legacy of Johnson Publishing Company in an archival photo exhibition honouring the power behind images of black female beauty and culture in post-war America.

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Jonathan Lasker, 'Recent Paintings', 2019 Related Video & Audio Jonathan Lasker, 'Recent Paintings', 2019 Galerie Thomas Schulte : 26 April 2019

Ahead of his upcoming show Recent Paintings at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Jonathan Lasker discusses the process of his paintings in his New York studio.

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Julia Scher at Esther Schipper Related Press Julia Scher at Esther Schipper Art in America : 1 April 2019

We willfully engage in acts of self-surveillance, argues communications scholar Sun-ha Hong, as the result of a certain 'technological fantasy ... that machines will know us better than we know ourselves, [demonstrating] a kind of "knowing" that embraces modernity's epistemic virtues of accuracy and objectivity.'

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John Bock’s Journey Through Alternate Perceptions Related Press John Bock’s Journey Through Alternate Perceptions Berlin Art Link : 8 January 2019

John Bock’s solo exhibition Unheil blurs these boundaries of perception, first with his film Unheil (Mischief) and then with his installation, which throws us into the setting of the film and further opens the convoluted space of truth and fiction.

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Louise Bourgeois’s “The Empty House” Related Press Louise Bourgeois’s “The Empty House” Art Agenda : 5 July 2018

It's intimidating to review the work of an artist the stature of Louise Bourgeois, about whom so much has been written, to whom so much has been ascribed. Bourgeois's life spanned nearly the entire twentieth century and helped redefine what a (feminist) artistic practice can be, how art can intertwine with life.

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'We Had to Create Something New': Klaus Biesenbach on Inventing the Berlin Biennale Related Press 'We Had to Create Something New': Klaus Biesenbach on Inventing the Berlin Biennale ARTnews : 7 June 2018

Many of the art spaces in early '90s Berlin were located in vacant, abandoned, often ruined buildings that artists had taken over. Artists were running studio collectives and co-ops, outfitting surprising storefronts, and creating nightclubs and music programs. One very influential artist for me was Daniel Pflumm, who was organizing the...

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In the Studio  Secundino Hernandez Related Press In the Studio Secundino Hernandez Collectors Agenda : 30 November 2017

When searching for painters who are making their mark at the moment it is almost impossible to overlook the Spanish artist Secundino Hernandez who splits his time between Berlin and Madrid. Over the last years, his direct approach to painting has made a strong impression on collectors. He is creating canvases with a powerful presence of physical...

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Working on history: Contemporary Chinese Photography and the Chinese Revolution Related Press Working on history: Contemporary Chinese Photography and the Chinese Revolution ArtAsiaPacific* : 2 November 2017

The group show Working on History at Museum für Fotografie (Museum for Photography) in Berlin was an ambitious undertaking that examined 20th-century history, particularly that of China, through the photographic lens. With a stunning assemblage of 18 artists and helmed by renowned museum director Ludger Derenthal, CAFAM director Wang Huangshen and...

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