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Aesthetic Radicalism in ‘Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery Ocula Report Aesthetic Radicalism in ‘Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery 21 Jun 2019 : Sam Gaskin for Ocula

Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s, a major retrospective at Singapore's National Gallery (14 June–15 September 2019), opens emphatically in flames. At the exhibition's entrance, viewers encounter a wall-sized image from 1964 titled Burning Canvases Floating on the River. The photograph captures a performance by Lee Seung-taek, in which...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion Ocula Report 'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion 21 Jun 2019 : Emily Verla Bovino for Ocula

Without punctuation, She Said Why Me, the title of May Fung's 1989 video presents itself as a statement, rather than a question. It suggests a subject who expects no response, a person prepared to make what she can from being chosen though perplexed by the attention. The video follows a blindfolded woman, then unmasked, through late colonial-era...

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Barry Flanagan

(1941 - 2009), United Kingdom

Barry Flanagan embraced the physical world of sculpture at the early age of seventeen. He is famous for his distinctive spontaneous animal bronze sculptures, with his most common motif the hare. In the 1960’s, he experimented with a variety of materials, such as stone, marble, steel, including sand, concrete, clay and twigs. He later turned to permanent materials, bronze in particular and started creating sculptures of hares in the 1980’s after the image of one “unveiled” itself to him. He was fascinated by the animal’s energy and implicit humour. Legendary Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and sculptor Auguste Rodin inspired Flanagan’s bronze dancing Nijinsky Hare series. The artist captures the essence of movement in a resolutely modern style. 

Featured Artworks

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Rugby Sculpture by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganRugby Sculpture, 2007 Bronze
30.5 x 16 x 12 cm
Waddington Custot
Leaping Hare on Crescent and Bell by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganLeaping Hare on Crescent and Bell, 1988 Bronze
365.8 x 182.9 x 274.3 cm
Waddington Custot
Thinker on Torso by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganThinker on Torso, 1996 Bronze
33.3 x 43.2 x 16.5 cm
Waddington Custot
Transfixed by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganTransfixed, 1994 Etching
45 x 37 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris
Hare on Pyramid by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganHare on Pyramid, 1988 Bronze
204.5 x 189.2 x 45.7 cm
Waddington Custot
The Juggler by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganThe Juggler, 1994 Bronze
222 x 96 x 67 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris
Cradle Probe by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganCradle Probe, 1992 Bronze
47.5 x 38 x 19 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris
Double Bell by Barry Flanagan contemporary artwork
Barry FlanaganDouble Bell, 1980 Bronze, unique
91.5 x 60.5 x 60.5 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Barry Flanagan, Solutions imaginaires at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
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14 March–11 May 2019 Barry Flanagan Solutions imaginaires Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, 13 Rue de Téhéran
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Light in July at Kamakura Gallery, Kamakura
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26 June–10 August 2018 Group Exhibition Light in July Kamakura Gallery
Contemporary art exhibition, Barry Flanagan, The Hare is Metaphor at Kasmin, New York
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18 April–9 June 2018 Barry Flanagan The Hare is Metaphor Kasmin, 515 West 27th Street, New York

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The question of poise comes up in different ways when viewing Barry Flanagan's survey at Paul Kasmin Gallery: Strictly sculptural poise (from the ground to the plinth) but also conceptual poise, the balancing act that an artist needs to sometime effect to get their point across. What was Flanagan's position, his body of work balanced on point? In...

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Kaleidoscope casts fresh perspectives over the creations of the period, bringing into view the relationship between rationality and absurdity, colour and form, order and unruliness. Curated by Sam Cornish and Natalie Rudd, the exhibition draws on collection's holdings, alongside significant loans, for the first retrospective of its kind in over 20...

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