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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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Ding Yi: a User’s Manual Related Press Ding Yi: a User’s Manual RanDian : 17 June 2017

Ding Yi's paintings refuse to answer, to limit or be limited. Whether small or vast, their multi-hued fields of crosses map and divide pictorial space, transparent and unguarded, beguiling with pattern. But this is no panacea for interpretation, for anything-goes opinion. Look closely at each painting and you can become familiar with them, with the...

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APPEARANCE OF CROSSES Related Press APPEARANCE OF CROSSES ArtAsiaPacific : 1 June 2017

Ding Yi is an artist committed to a language of crosses, taking two symbols as his alphabet: 'x' and '+'. From the outset of his career in the mid-1980s, the artist has been associated with and defined by variations of abstract grid works composed of these marks. His first solo show in the United Kingdom at London's Timothy Taylor gallery is a...

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Ding Yi: Chinese art, but not as you know it Related Press Ding Yi: Chinese art, but not as you know it The Weel : 26 May 2017

Of course, I haven't missed the fact that Chinese art has become very fashionable in the west recently. It was big before in the mid-1990s, but in a different way.

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Unlimited section at Art Basel in Basel to include El Anatsui, Stan Douglas et al. Related Press Unlimited section at Art Basel in Basel to include El Anatsui, Stan Douglas et al. ARTNews : 29 April 2016

Unlimited, the Art Basel platform allotted for large-scale and unconventional artworks, will be showing a record 88 projects from participating galleries this year. Gianni Jetzer, curator-at-large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, is heading the section for the fifth year in a row.

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Historical sorting and academic research: 'The Research Exhibition of Abstract Art in China' opened at Today Art Museum Related Press Historical sorting and academic research: 'The Research Exhibition of Abstract Art in China' opened at Today Art Museum Cafa Art Info : 3 February 2016

In the developing context of Western art, the use of Renaissance to express the spiritual pursuit of “humans”, the painting logic then expresses the true objective and narrative was gradually created, along with the high development of industrial civilization, the abstract art that is less narrative and of much spiritual expression...

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Art and global consumerism: Xu Zhen’s 'Corporate' at Kunsthaus Graz Related Press Art and global consumerism: Xu Zhen’s 'Corporate' at Kunsthaus Graz Art Radar Journal : 2 January 2016

Kunsthaus Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum presents a major solo exhibition by Xu Zhen (Produced by MadeIn Company).Opened on 27 September 2015, Corporate features the young irreverent Chinese artist’s theatrical and provocative multifaceted work adapted for Space01 at Kunsthaus Graz in Austria.Xu Zhen has emerged in the 2000s as...

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Why is Ding Yi One of China’s Most Popular and Collectible Artists? Related Press Why is Ding Yi One of China’s Most Popular and Collectible Artists? artnet News : 28 July 2015

There's a tradition in Chinese contemporary art of doing something conspicuously difficult or even painful, and giving the ordeal a title that quantifies the time taken or number of repetitions of a particular action.

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Germany opens its largest-ever show of modern Chinese art Related Press Germany opens its largest-ever show of modern Chinese art Deutsche Welle : 22 May 2015

There's never before been an exhibition of contemporary Chinese art of this magnitude: Eight cities, nine museums, 120 artists, 500 works. For audiences in Germany, the question is on the tip of their tongues: Just how much influence did Chinese officials play in the making of "China 8," which opens to the public on May 14 and...

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Scoring with crosses: Chinese artist Ding Yi creates textured, distinctive abstract works Related Press Scoring with crosses: Chinese artist Ding Yi creates textured, distinctive abstract works Straits Times : 28 February 2015

At first glance, Chinese artist Ding Yi's latest works look like aerial photos of cities after dark, lights twinkling on the urban grid.Built around an almost-obsessive use of crosses, which grow and morph into asterisks and starbursts, his recent abstract paintings are executed in black, purple and midnight blue.

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