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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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André Dubreuil

b. 1951, France

André Dubreuil is a leading figure in the realm of contemporary decorative arts. The artist was born in 1951 in Lyon, France, and was educated in London at the Inchbald School of Design. Since then he has traveled extensively to various nations, observing the craft and design products of different cultures as he goes.

Made famous in 1986 by his 'Spine' chair, Dubreuil has proven himself to be an inventive and innovative designer, experimenting with shape, structure, and materials to produce furniture, ceramics, and lighting that play with and simultaneously break from customary designs. The artist has been influenced by classical European and Asian antiquities, but is not known to produce objects that could be categorized as traditional craft.

Dubreuil's furniture collection includes chairs, cabinets, desks, and tables, among other pieces. Works such as his Enamel Cabinet loosely mimic a typical design, but the overall aesthetic appearance is anything but standard. Pure and brightly colored sections of the exterior are bounded by undulating lines inspired by both organic and geometric shapes. A mixture of textures and materials gives the piece a luxurious and ornamental façade while the work still maintains a functional capability.

The ceramic works of Dubreuil again show his creativity within the sphere of decorative arts. His porcelain works range from the functionally decorative, such as vases and candle holders (such as the 'Ribbon Vase' series), to the purely decorative, such as painted pairs of running shoes (entitled 'Dike Shoes'). Either way, Dubreuil's craftsmanship is apparent in his finished products as their detail and visual appeal cannot be ignored.

Working in a range of materials from wood to metal and porcelain to cloisonné, Andre Dubreuil may be considered an artisan as much as an artist and designer. His intricate and aesthetically captivating pieces are all uniquely a product of his own construction, and whether it is a chair, a lighting fixture, or something in between, each is distinctively Dubreuil.

André Dubreuil has his work exhibited all over the world, in major international hubs such as Paris, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Milan, and New York, among others.

Dubreuil's designs and decorative artwork have found appreciative audiences across the globe, and his creations can be found in the permanent collections of important museums such as the Victoria and Albert in London. He currently lives and works in Paris.

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Featured Artworks

Cloissone Table  (四季桌案) by André Dubreuil contemporary artwork
André DubreuilCloissone Table (四季桌案), 2011 Elm Wood and Cloissone
82 x 224 x 54 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Dike Shoe (Dike鞋 ) by André Dubreuil contemporary artwork
André DubreuilDike Shoe (Dike鞋 ), 2010 Porcelain
15 x 30 x 11 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
I Have Got a Headache 头痛 by André Dubreuil contemporary artwork
André DubreuilI Have Got a Headache 头痛, 2006 Porcelain
40 x 26 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, GANWU: Sensing the Material at Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai
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7 January–11 March 2018 Group Exhibition GANWU: Sensing the Material Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai

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