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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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Flora Yukhnovich

b. 1990, United Kingdom

Flora Yukhnovich’s recent paintings use the language of the Rococo to examine notions of femininity, exploring its aesthetic expressions throughout art history and finding connections within contemporary popular culture.

Yukhnovich manipulates colour and form to explore the representation of the female form and the male gaze as well as the associations of the superficial, decorative and domestic present in the Rococo. As Yukhnovich states: “I see a discrepancy between the aesthetic qualities we perceive to be feminine i.e. the beautiful, the submissive, the delicate, and my own experience of what it is to be a woman today”.

The paintings exist in a powerful state of flux as figuration gives way to abstraction and sensation, engaging with the the visceral and the sublime through sensual and gestural mark-making. Harnessing the dynamism and eroticism inherent in the Rococo, Yukhnovich seeks to create active images which do not submit to the gaze but have the capacity to affect the viewer – paintings which are indicative of the legacy of the feminine but express the true agency and power of womanhood.

In Prendre son Pied (2017) Yukhnovich appropriates Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s The Swing (c.1767), abstracting and expanding its composition into a Rorschach-like triptych, its symmetry imbuing the whole with an underlying psychological tension. Fragonard’s playful but highly sexualised painting, often seen as representing the height of frivolity within the Rococo, is subverted and transformed into something more critical, the title alluding to a deeper physical experience. Likewise, in Tu vas me Faire Rouger (2017), Yukhnovich takes cues from Fragonard’s painting to create a highly charged vision, at its heart a pulsing tangle of painterly marks fluctuating between fleshy pinks and blushing reds.

Flora Yukhnovich (born 1990, UK) graduated from the City and Guilds of London Art School in 2017. Her first solo exhibition with Parafin will take place in 2019.

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Featured Artworks

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Sweet Spot by Flora Yukhnovich contemporary artwork
Flora YukhnovichSweet Spot, 2018 Oil on linen
150 x 140 cm
Parafin
Pretty Little Thing by Flora Yukhnovich contemporary artwork
Flora YukhnovichPretty Little Thing, 2018 Oil on linen
220 x 190 cm
Parafin
A Glass and a Half by Flora Yukhnovich contemporary artwork
Flora YukhnovichA Glass and a Half, 2018 Oil on linen
160 x 260 cm
Parafin
In the Pink by Flora Yukhnovich contemporary artwork
Flora YukhnovichIn the Pink, 2018 Oil on linen
220 x 190 cm
Parafin
Study (7) by Flora Yukhnovich contemporary artwork
Flora YukhnovichStudy (7), 2018 Oil on paper
21 x 14.7 cm
Parafin

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, María Berrío, Caroline Walker, Flora Yukhnovich at Victoria Miro, London
Closed
7–27 June 2019 Group Exhibition María Berrío, Caroline Walker, Flora Yukhnovich Victoria Miro, Wharf Road, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Flora Yukhnovich, Sweet Spot at Parafin, London
Closed
8 February–30 March 2019 Flora Yukhnovich Sweet Spot Parafin, London

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