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 |...
There is something irrepressibly compelling about the lewd animated videos of Wong Ping. Is it their flat surfaces rendered in popping colours? Or their dark narratives that resonate with the deepest recesses of the human psyche? They have been included in an impressive repertoire of group exhibitions in recent years, including One Hand Clapping at...
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...
Hong Kong—Pearl Lam Galleries is delighted to present Algorithm in 'Object Recognition', the first solo exhibition by Brazilian artist José Patrício (b. 1960) in Hong Kong. Curated by Sarina Tang, the exhibition features 12 works, including a series of newly created pieces as well as a stunning floor installation, Imago Mundi, that is composed of approximately 8,000 dominoes.
Influenced by Concretism, Patrício's work creates a sense of playfulness through the tension between predictability and indetermination, offering viewers an interpretation in a more sensitive and less automatised way. For several decades, Patrício has developed his own visual language by examining the traditional usage of various materials, such as buttons, dominoes, and dice. He utilises these found objects to form geometric compositions and reveals the constructive tendency in Brazilian art. Instead of being organised at random, his work follows an order that provides multiple possibilities of reading: it is up to the audience to view the work in either ascending or descending numerical sequence in either a centripetal or centrifugal direction. This vertiginous experience of appreciation reinforces the playfulness and suggests the fact that repetition creates differences.
On view is a series of paintings that provokes a dialogue with the installation and examines how the viewer's perception is affected by the artist's algorithm and the desire to rationalise the notion of an object. Dominoes, a popular game in Latin America, requires the participants to have a good memory, mathematical skills, and luck. Playing with dominoes involves disarrangement and arrangement: the pieces have to be mixed at random when a game is over, and they should be placed in order again based on one's drawn pieces. Patrício combines the pieces to form chromatic and graphic patterns by applying different colours on the dots. Although the installation varies in each exhibition, the same mathematical formula can be found in Patrício's dominoes installation. The dominoes are displayed as loose pieces without using any glue or cement to fix them on the floor; precariousness is aroused when spectators walk around them, which is a metaphor for the element of chance.
'Imago Mundi, the dominoes installation, symbolises and refers to the concept of a unit, in turn a totality and of the manifestation of a whole as the result of a permanent creative action. The integral is a recurring idea in my work. Other works of mine can also encapsulate this, but I believe that the series Imago Mundi definitely embodies this aspect, simultaneously producing repetition and diversity.'
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