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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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Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity Ocula Conversation Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity

Moving across installation, painting, drawing, and writing, Malaysia-born and London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh explores the political, social, and economic complexities of humanity, using a mosaic of information—from advertising slogans and pornographic imagery to newspaper articles—that she subjects to processes of layering,...

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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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Dongwook Lee

South Korea

Dongwook Lee’s works focus on the contradictions that are fundamentally inherent in human existence and life. Exquisitely hyper-realistic and surrealistically imagined renditions of his miniature human figures are staged in absurd situations in Lee’s works, in which the bleak everyday life transforms into poetic horror. In Lee’s work, a fragile warrior is wearing his own flesh as his armor, and the naked child stands with innocent face in front of blood-stained killing (which he might have committed). His oeuvre stands at an odd intersection of life and death, beauty and cruelty, civilization and wild, and reality and fantasy, unfolding a world of fantasy where people are severed from reality.

Featured Artworks

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Handle by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeeHandle, 2007 Mixed media
69 x 5 x 5 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Forest by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeeForest, 2018 Mixed media
38 x 80 x 128 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Trophy by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeeTrophy, 2018 Mixed media
42.5 x 18 x 10 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Trophy by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeeTrophy, 2018 Mixed media
113 x 35 x 26 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Temporary Combination by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeeTemporary Combination, 2018 Mixed media
45 x 177.5 x 90.5 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Perfect Combination by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeePerfect Combination, 2018 Mixed media
75 x 203 x 95 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Insufficient Combination by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeeInsufficient Combination, 2018 Mixed media
40 x 180 x 90 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Combination with a Slide by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeeCombination with a Slide, 2018 Mixed media
91 x 148 x 74 cm
ARARIO GALLERY

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Osang Gwon, Inbai Kim, Dongwook Lee, Endless Column at ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul
Closed
20 December 2018–3 March 2019 Osang Gwon, Inbai Kim, Dongwook Lee Endless Column ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul | Ryse Hotel

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