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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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David Hammons

b. 1943, USA

David Hammons was born in Springfield, Illinois in 1943. He moved to Los Angeles in 1962 and studied art at the Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts) from 1966 – 1968 and the Otis Art Institute from 1968 – 1972. He settled in New York City in 1974, living and working in Brooklyn.

Featured Artworks

Untitled by David Hammons contemporary artwork
David HammonsUntitled, 2017 Mixed media
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled by David Hammons contemporary artwork
David HammonsUntitled, 2018 Mixed media
Hauser & Wirth
Orange is the new black by David Hammons contemporary artwork
David HammonsOrange is the new black, 2017 Mixed media
139.7 x 40.6 x 30.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, David Hammons, David Hammons at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
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18 May–11 August 2019 David Hammons David Hammons Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

In Ocula Magazine

Exhibitions in New York to see in May Ocula Report Exhibitions in New York to see in May 29 Apr 2016 : Ryan McClure for Ocula

Mnuchin GalleryDavid Hammons: Five Decades15 March - 27 May, 2016 David Hammons is an artist with no shortage of press covering his prolific career. Yet, it’s no secret that he prefers to remain out of the spotlight, often declining interviews and not attending his own openings, keeping the art world pomp and circumstance...

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In Related Press

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If an artist sets up a homeless camp inside a blue-chip art gallery, does anyone care? Related Press If an artist sets up a homeless camp inside a blue-chip art gallery, does anyone care? Los Angeles Times : 18 June 2019

The first sign that something is different at the gallery Hauser & Wirth is tents that fill its lovely courtyard, hemmed in by a fancy restaurant, an urban garden, a pricey gift shop and many rooms full of blue-chip art. David Hammons is having his first solo exhibition in L.A. in 45 years, and his opening salvo is a heartbreaker.

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David Hammons’s “Ted Joans: Exquisite Corpse” Related Press David Hammons’s “Ted Joans: Exquisite Corpse” Art Agenda Reviews : 5 June 2019

David Hammons has long been playing a cat-and-mouse game with the so-called art world. While his professed admiration for Marcel Duchamp appears to have brought him a clear sense of the symbolic and transformational power that contexts confer to objects, it has offered an even sharper awareness of how the mythographic, star-making mechanics of the...

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London exhibitions: black rights on both sides of the Atlantic and Middle Eastern spaceship diners Related Press London exhibitions: black rights on both sides of the Atlantic and Middle Eastern spaceship diners The Art Newspaper : 1 September 2017

What a show! Each section and, indeed, pretty much each individual in this rich but rigorous celebration of black artists working in the US in the 1960s and 1970s, could spin off into a separate exhibition in its own right. The various responses to the black civil rights movement and what it meant to be a black artist in this turbulent time range...

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Seeing Round Corners: The Art of the Circle review - the joy of life in the round Related Press Seeing Round Corners: The Art of the Circle review - the joy of life in the round The Guardian : 29 May 2016

A circle is itself, pure and simple, but a world of other things too: a bubble, an eye, a planet, the sun. Casually drawn on a scrap of paper, it can be a hole, a halo, a ring or the Earth itself. Since the dawn of mankind we have been looking with wonder at the full moon in the night sky and the coloured discs in each other’s eyes. The lure...

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