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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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Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables Ocula Conversation Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables

There is something irrepressibly compelling about the lewd animated videos of Wong Ping. Is it their flat surfaces rendered in popping colours? Or their dark narratives that resonate with the deepest recesses of the human psyche? They have been included in an impressive repertoire of group exhibitions in recent years, including One Hand Clapping at...

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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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Fausto Melotti

(1901 - 1986), Italy

Fausto Melotti (b. 1901, Rovereto, Italy; d. 1986, Milan, Italy) was an Italian painter and sculptor who is known for his slender brass sculptures and small ceramics. Melotti's early education in Florence introduced him to the art of the Renaissance which would have a profound influence throughout his life. In the interwar years, Melotti became a leading member of the group of Milanese abstract artists which included his lifelong friend Lucio Fontana. Inspired by his engineering and music studies, Melotti's abstract sculptures had an immaterial, rhythmic and intellectual effect on its viewers; a mixture of nature, geometry and music delicately expressed in brass or plaster. After witnessing the destruction of the Second World War, Melotti felt it necessary to introduce the human figure into his work. The small ceramic stage sets, or 'teatrini', produced at this time were more narrative and theatrical than his earlier work; their fatalistic melancholy would endure in his creations. Like the city squares of de Chirico's 'metaphysical paintings', Melotti's little theatres urge the viewer to bring to life narrative fragments into a coherent performance. By the late 1960's Melotti's transformation of commonplace materials such as plaster and painted fabric linked him to the Arte Povera generation of artists.

Melotti was educated in Florence and went on to complete a degree in electronic engineering in Milan. In 1928 Melotti studied sculpture at Brera Academy, Milan, where he met Lucio Fontana. Melotti's first exhibition was held at the Galleria del Milione, Milan, in 1935. In 1951 Melotti was awarded the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale. Solo exhibitions were held at the Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund (1971), the Marlborough Gallery, Zurich (1973), the Palazzo Reale, Milan (1979) and the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome (1983). After his death in 1986 his work was exhibited worldwide, including the Kodama Gallery, Osaka (1990) and Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York (1994). Most recently the Museum of Contemporary Art at Grand Hornu, Belgium, organised a major retrospective (2004). In 2013, the exhibition Klee-Melotti was held at the Museo d'Arte Lugano. Shortly after his death in 1986, Melotti was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale.

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Featured Artworks

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Rondò delle idee galanti by Fausto Melotti contemporary artwork
Fausto MelottiRondò delle idee galanti, 1981 Brass and fabric (painted)
51 x 40 x 40 cm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art
Alberello (Little Tree) by Fausto Melotti contemporary artwork
Fausto MelottiAlberello (Little Tree), 1965 Brass
47.5 x 15.5 x 11 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Giraffa (Giraffe) by Fausto Melotti contemporary artwork
Fausto MelottiGiraffa (Giraffe), c. 1955 Glazed polychrome ceramics
47 x 26 x 13.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Scultura n. 14 (Sculpture nr. 14) by Fausto Melotti contemporary artwork
Fausto MelottiScultura n. 14 (Sculpture nr. 14), 1935 Stainless steel
100 x 35 x 28 cm
Hauser & Wirth
La sposa di Arlecchino (Harlequin’s Wife) by Fausto Melotti contemporary artwork
Fausto MelottiLa sposa di Arlecchino (Harlequin’s Wife), 1979 Brass, plaster, fabric, painted paper
63 x 153 x 55 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Sogno / Dream by Fausto Melotti contemporary artwork
Fausto MelottiSogno / Dream, 1982 Plaster, mixed media, brass rope and terracotta
42 x 59 cm
Waddington Custot
Evangelista / Evangelist by Fausto Melotti contemporary artwork
Fausto MelottiEvangelista / Evangelist, 1979 Brass, copper and plexiglass
62 x 26 x 12 cm
Waddington Custot

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Equilibrium. An idea for Italian sculpture at Mazzoleni, London
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8 February–5 April 2019 Group Exhibition Equilibrium. An idea for Italian sculpture Mazzoleni, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Fausto Melotti, The Deserted City at Hauser & Wirth, New York
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13 September–27 October 2018 Fausto Melotti The Deserted City Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Invisible Cities: Architecture of Line at Waddington Custot, London
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7 March–4 May 2018 Group Exhibition Invisible Cities: Architecture of Line Waddington Custot, London

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