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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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Moscow

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Previous Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Wim Delvoye, Wim Delvoye at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
9 November 2018–9 February 2019 Wim Delvoye Wim Delvoye Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Contemporary art exhibition, Vik Muniz, Vik Muniz at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
8 June–10 October 2018 Vik Muniz Vik Muniz Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Contemporary art exhibition, Mat Collishaw, Albion at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
2 February–2 June 2018 Mat Collishaw Albion Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Contemporary art exhibition, Keiichi Tanaami, Land of Mirrors at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
28 September–16 December 2017 Keiichi Tanaami Land of Mirrors Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Contemporary art exhibition, Peter Halley, Peter Halley at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
23 June–10 September 2017 Peter Halley Peter Halley Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Contemporary art exhibition, Damien Hirst, Solo Exhibition at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
31 March–1 June 2017 Damien Hirst Solo Exhibition Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Contemporary art exhibition, Ron Arad, One Man Show at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
18 November 2016–11 March 2017 Ron Arad One Man Show Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Contemporary art exhibition, Peter Saul, You Better Call Saul at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
22 April–27 September 2016 Peter Saul You Better Call Saul Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow

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Cosmoscow brings a new milieu of Russian collectors into stark relief Ocula Report Cosmoscow brings a new milieu of Russian collectors into stark relief 21 Sep 2016 : Anna Kats for Ocula

The most memorable conversation I had during the Cosmoscow international contemporary art fair, which opened on 9 September and ran through the weekend, was with a cab driver in the early hours of the morning after the preview soiree on 8 September. Like so many Muscovites, Arshak originally hailed from a peripheral republic of the former Soviet...

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Juergen Teller captures football fans as World Cup frenzy reaches fever pitch Related Press Juergen Teller captures football fans as World Cup frenzy reaches fever pitch Wallpaper* : 14 June 2018

Juergen Teller's new exhibition Zittern auf dem Sofa, which recently launched in Moscow to coincide with the 2018 FIFA World Cup, translates as trembling on the sofa. For those who don't genuflect to the God of football, Teller's title might seem a little over the top. How could men kicking a ball insight such an overwhelming physical response? Can...

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Public art by Björk, JR, and Yoko Ono comes to Moscow Related Press Public art by Björk, JR, and Yoko Ono comes to Moscow The Creators Project : 24 September 2016

Most New Yorkers think of Times Square as a barren consumerist wasteland, but one incredible thing does happen there: by turning creators loose on the world’s most famous intersection, Times Square Arts turns it into a gigantic public platform for contemporary performance and visual arts. It’s one of the highest-profile public arts...

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Urs Fischer at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art / Moscow Related Press Urs Fischer at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art / Moscow Flash Art : 18 August 2016

While it’s easy to be glib about a practice that’s neither conceptual nor critical, one wonders if a museum can also be home to less complicated pleasures: a ludic approach to space and matter, a visceral feel for what’s interesting, a sense of style. I guess it depends on what you’re into. In Moscow, Garage wants to create...

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'H Y P E R C O N N E C T E D' at Moscow Museum of Modern Art
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 Mousse Contemporary : 11 August 2016

In the current period of accelerated motion our minds and bodies move, change and adapt to the settings and networks we navigate daily.We shape-shift while opening windows, closing folders and browsing through reflecting surfaces; soft borders permanently redefining our identities. As a consequence, any hypothetical separation between nature...

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Garage opens Russia’s most extensive programme for disabled visitors Related Press Garage opens Russia’s most extensive programme for disabled visitors The Art Newspaper : 4 July 2016

A new initiative at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow aims to make the institution more hospitable to disabled visitors (Co-thinkers, 7 June-9 September). The programme is uncharted territory for Russia, where disabled people have historically lacked equal access to cultural institutions and disabled children have been shut out of...

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Moscow’s Garage Museum launches Russian art triennial Related Press Moscow’s Garage Museum launches Russian art triennial The Art Newspaper : 17 June 2016

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art announced on Thursday, 9 June that it will launch a triennial contemporary art exhibition next spring. Dubbing the show “the first triennial dedicated to Russian art”, the exhibition is due to feature work made in the last five years by artists from across Russia.

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Taryn Simon at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow Related Press Taryn Simon at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow Blouin Art Info : 14 May 2016

This exhibition brings together two recent bodies of taxonomic work by New York–based Simon—Paperwork, and the Will of Capital (2015) and Black Square (2006–ongoing)—each comprising a series of photographs and a single accompanying sculpture.

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Louise Bourgeois's psychological turmoil in cells Related Press Louise Bourgeois's psychological turmoil in cells Interview Magazine : 21 October 2015

As an artist, Louise Bourgeois was guided by tenets of psychoanalysis, so she looked inward for inspiration, embracing the thoughts, feelings, and memories buried in dark corners of her mind. She had her first solo show of sculptures in 1949 in New York, where a beguiling, scattered installation format demonstrated a keen attentiveness to...

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About Moscow

Home to the iconic Red Square, the distinct patterned domes of Saint Basil's Cathedral, the State Historical Museum, and the Kremlin, Moscow is a cultural and political powerhouse with a diverse art scene. The city is filled with prestigious arts institutions such as the Pushkin State Museum of Fine art, the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and the Bolshoi Theatre. It has a long history of art patronage and links to Russian modern masters such as Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevich, and even Henri Matisse.

As Russia's historic capital, a centre of Russian and European culture, and one of the world's largest urban economies, numerous major private collectors, dealers, and contemporary art institutions are to be found in Moscow. Coming out of a static age of uniform traditional art centred around Socialist Realism and propaganda, the post-Soviet-era Moscow art scene has become increasingly diverse and international.

Moscow plays host to a variety of contemporary art galleries, from the more Russian- and Moscow-oriented National Centre for Contemporary arts, Winzavod, RuArts, and the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, to the more international art spaces such as Roman Abramovich's Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Solyanka State Gallery, Galerie Iragui, and the Gary Tatintsian Gallery. Launched in 2010 and held annually since 2014, the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair brings together Russian and international artists, collectors, and galleries, allowing for greater exposure of up-and-coming Russian artists to the international art scene and dialogue between international artists and the Moscow art world.

Beyond the influence of the state and art collectors, there are a growing number of independent artist-run spaces on the fringes of the Moscow art world. Spaces such as Electrozavod, APXIV, and Proekt Fabrika, based in former industrial buildings, provide opportunities for up-and-coming artists. Apartments transformed into exhibition spaces for budding contemporary artists without a place to show continue the tradition of kvartirnik (apartment shows) that sustained non-conformist art in the Soviet era.

Moscow's streets also boast a significant number of large-scale murals, and the city hosts the street-art Biennale Artmossphere and street-art festival LGZ.

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