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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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Alex Katz

b. 1927, USA

Alex Katz is one of the most significant artists of his generation. A graduate of the prestigious Cooper Union Art School in Manhattan in 1949, Katz was subsequently awarded a scholarship by the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in Maine. In 1968, Katz moved into an artists’ cooperative building in SoHo, where he has lived and worked ever since, spending his summers in Lincolnville, Maine.

Common to both Katz’s celebrated portraits and immersive landscapes is a pristine flat surface and an economy of line, first developed by the artist in the 1950s. Katz’s minimal aesthetic was, at this time, both an anticipation of Pop Art and a reaction to the Abstract Expressionist movement. In tandem with his painting practice, Katz continues to explore three-dimensional space with sculptural cutouts—a technique first established by the artist in 1959. He is also a prolific printmaker.

Featured Artworks

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Yellow Flags by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzYellow Flags, 2013 Woodcut
20 5/16 x 30 1/16 inches
Krakow Witkin Gallery
Vivien by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzVivien, 1994 Etching with aquatint
25 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches
Krakow Witkin Gallery
Coca-Cola Girl 35 by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzCoca-Cola Girl 35, 2018 Oil on linen
152.4 x 213.4 cm
Timothy Taylor
Coca-Cola Girl 33 by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzCoca-Cola Girl 33, 2018 Oil on linen
152.4 x 213.4 cm
Timothy Taylor
Departure (Ada) by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzDeparture (Ada), 2017 Cutout from shaped powder-coated aluminium, printed on 2-sides with UV cured archival inks, clear coated, and mounted to white bronze base
57.1 x 21.6 x 6.3 cm
Timothy Taylor
Coca-Cola Girl 29 by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzCoca-Cola Girl 29, 2018 Oil on linen
86.4 x 198.1 cm
Timothy Taylor
Nicole by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzNicole, 2018 14-run lithograph, woodcut and screenprint
36 x 80 inches
Krakow Witkin Gallery
Ada by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzAda, 1991 Oil on board
12 x 16 inches
Miles McEnery Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Alex Katz, Coca-Cola Girls at Timothy Taylor, London
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2 November–21 December 2018 Alex Katz Coca-Cola Girls Timothy Taylor, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A New Way of Walking at Timothy Taylor, New York
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29 June–27 July 2018 Group Exhibition A New Way of Walking Timothy Taylor, New York

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The Colors of the Sixties Related Press The Colors of the Sixties Hyperallergic : 6 April 2019

The eighth floor of the Whitney Museum of American Art, as David Breslin, the Director of the Collection, sees it, is 'a place for surprises.'The elegant spaces of the museum's top floor, catching the light off the river through its skylights and glass walls, have felt enchanted ever since it opened in 2015 with the Early Modernist 'Forms...

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'Fashion doomed to fade, but art is forever' Related Press 'Fashion doomed to fade, but art is forever' The Korea Times : 27 April 2018

American artist Alex Katz is known for his distinctive style of portraits featuring sophisticated yet daring women of all ages. The Lotte Museum of Art (LMOA) in southern Seoul presents the first solo exhibition of the 90-year-old artist, who stylises American culture and society such as fashion, beauty and landscape, in Korea.Titled Alex Katz:...

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Alex Katz - 'I never had any self-confidence until I was 30' Related Press Alex Katz - 'I never had any self-confidence until I was 30' Phaidon : 10 November 2017

We've loved and admired the work of Alex Katz for a long time now so we were happy to bump into him while checking out some of his new paintings, sculptures and a show of his 1940's Subway Drawings at Timothy Taylor, London a couple of weeks ago. The drawings were made by Katz during his time as an art student at Cooper Union, when he used his time...

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Alex Katz’s Subway Drawings Give a Glimpse of 1940s New York Related Press Alex Katz’s Subway Drawings Give a Glimpse of 1940s New York Vogue : 27 April 2017

If you're in New York City and you catch the Q train at the new subway station at 86th Street, you'll glimpse a massive, scowling, photo-realistic portrait of the artist Alex Katz by his friend, the painter/photographer Chuck Close. But Katz's presence can also be felt 30-odd blocks south. That's where, seven decades ago, the artist would cross the...

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In Video & Audio

Alex Katz at Timothy Taylor, London Related Video & Audio Alex Katz at Timothy Taylor, London Vimeo : 10 November 2017

Alex Katz (b. New York, 1927) is known world-wide for his unique approach to contemporary representational painting, developed in reaction to the dominance of Abstract Expressionism, prior to the emergence of Pop Art in the USA. This exhibition will contrast over 50 intimate, delicate early pencil drawings with the artist's latest works - a series...

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