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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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Dhruvi Acharya

b. 1971, India

Dhruvi Acharya, a native of Mumbai, began painting her memories of home soon after reaching the USA in 1995. She received her MFA in painting, with a scholarship, from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and has been exhibiting professionally since her graduation, when a prominent gallery asked to exhibit her thesis works.

In India, Acharya studied Applied Arts at the Sophia Polytechnic College, where she received a gold medal. In 2006 Acharya was awarded the Aditya Birla Kala Kiran Puraskar (India) and nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (USA), and in 2005 she was featured on the cover of India Today.

Acharya’s work has been written about in Art India, Hindustan Times, The Times of India, Vogue India, Time Out Mumbai, India Today, The Hindu, Indian Express, Mid Day, Elle, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun among others. Acharya’s paintings have been shown in museums, galleries and art fairs around the world. She divides her time between Mumbai and New York.

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India Art Fair 2017: All the Flowers Are for Everyone Related Press India Art Fair 2017: All the Flowers Are for Everyone OPEN Magazine : 10 February 2017

The India Art Fair (IAF) is usually a maze. Even with a map in hand and a purpose in mind, one can easily get lost or distracted. Often one meanders while trying to locate that elusive booth, which only leads to happy and unexpected discoveries. You might suddenly be caught unaware by a gem, while sipping tea.

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Taming the memory machine Related Press Taming the memory machine Mumbai Mirror : 25 September 2016

At artist Dhruvi Acharya’s sea-facing home at Breach Candy, a large installation that is still in the making sits in the corner of the living room. The soft sculptural bedroom titled, what once was, still is, but isn’t, takes you into the intimate shared space. “The bed has been part of my work since ever I got married 21 years...

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