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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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Alberto Giacometti

(1901 - 1966), Switzerland

Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. Alberto attended the School of Fine arts in Geneva. In 1922 he moved to Paris to study under the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, an associate of Rodin. It was at this time that Giacometti started to experiment with both Cubism and surrealism and came to be known as one of the leading Surrealist sculptors.

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Tête d'homme III by Alberto Giacometti contemporary artwork
Alberto GiacomettiTête d'homme III, 1964 Lithograph
65.5 x 47.8 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Spiegelgasse (Mirror Alley) at Hauser & Wirth, London
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18 May–28 July 2018 Group Exhibition Spiegelgasse (Mirror Alley) Hauser & Wirth, London

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The unsolved mysteries of Alberto Giacometti Related Press The unsolved mysteries of Alberto Giacometti Apollo Magazine : 14 July 2017

Giacometti's reputation as one of the 20th century's greatest and most celebrated artists is unassailable. Since his death in 1966, exhibitions of his work around the world have ensured the continuing visibility of his distinctive achievement. In the last decade, France, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, the Netherlands, and the USA...

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On the edge of madness: the terrors and genius of Alberto Giacometti Related Press On the edge of madness: the terrors and genius of Alberto Giacometti The Guardian : 24 April 2017

In 1957, the writer Jean Genet described the studio of his friend Alberto Giacometti. It was 'a milky swamp, a seething dump, a genuine ditch'. There was plaster all over the floor and all over the face, hair and clothes of the sculptor; there were scraps of paper and lumps of paint on every available surface. And yet, 'lo and behold the...

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'It's hard to figure out why Giacometti is so good' Related Press 'It's hard to figure out why Giacometti is so good' Apollo : 19 April 2017

Alberto Giacometti turned down all requests to exhibit in the Swiss Pavilion at Venice, even though his brother Bruno designed the building. The sculptor Carol Bove talks to Apollo about responding to this absence at this year’s Venice Biennale.

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Tate Modern's Switch House Related Press Tate Modern's Switch House Art Agenda : 23 June 2016

“When racism and sexism are no longer fashionable,” the Guerilla Girls asked in 1989, “what will your art collection be worth?” Predicting that “the art market won’t bestow mega-buck prices on the work of a few white males forever,” their printed notice listed 67 female artists (several of whom are now on...

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