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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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Takashi Murakami and Tobias Berger Talk Murakami Ocula Conversation
In Collaboration with Tai Kwun Contemporary
Takashi Murakami and Tobias Berger Talk Murakami

For three months from 1 June to 1 September 2019, Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong showcases MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI, a major survey exhibition of the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Curated by Tobias Berger, head of art at Tai Kwun, and Gunnar B Kvaran, director of Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, the exhibition spans the three floors of Tai Kwun's...

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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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Cao Yi

b. 1981, China

Cao Yi is an instructor at the oil painting department in Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). He was a sculpture major at CAFA and his graduation project was a series of plaster statues covered with hair, an experimental set of self-portraits using unconventional materials. He continued his studies at the New York Academy of Art, but studied traditional western painting instead. His recent paintings seem to deliberately blur the boundaries of various techniques. With both the forms and techniques seemingly simple and straightforward, his works give us a sense of child-like persistence. There is a purity to his works, as if the artist is whispering into the canvas for an extended period of time. In Cao's art, classical and modern techniques are mixed with experimental techniques and contemporary materials. The way they integrate is very subtle, and held together in a delicately balanced, fragile manner.

Featured Artworks

Home 家 by Cao Yi contemporary artwork
Cao YiHome 家, 2014-2015 Acrylic on paper
109.5 x 77 cm
Chambers Fine Art
Window No.5 窗 No.5 by Cao Yi contemporary artwork
Cao YiWindow No.5 窗 No.5, 2016 Acrylic on paper
78.5 x 107 cm
Chambers Fine Art
Snow-white No.1雪色No.1 by Cao Yi contemporary artwork
Cao YiSnow-white No.1雪色No.1, 2018 Acrylic on paper
80 x 120 cm
Chambers Fine Art

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Li Qing, Yi Xin Tong, Cao Yi, Zhao Zhao, Adrift at Chambers Fine Art, New York
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24 January–2 March 2019 Li Qing, Yi Xin Tong, Cao Yi, Zhao Zhao Adrift Chambers Fine Art, New York

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