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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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Futo Akiyoshi

b. 1977, Japan

Born in Osaka in 1977. Currently lives and works in Nagoya. Graduated from Nagoya University of Arts in 2001 and completed the Post Graduate and Research Program in Art in 2003. Stayed in Berlin since 2011 through 2018, granted for Emerging Artist of Overseas Study Grant of Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan in 2011–2012 and also granted for Oversea Research, Pola Art Foundation in 2013.

Selected recent exhibitions include A Museum-wide Collection Exhibition: The Myriad Forms of Visual Art: 196 Works with 19 Themes (The National Museum of Art, Osaka), 19th DOMANI (The National Art Center, Tokyo), if nothing else (NON Berlin, Berlin, Germany) in 2016, Adherence (SEXAUER, Berlin, Germany) in 2015, VOCA – The Vision of Contemporary Art 2014 (The Ueno Royal Museum, JP) in 2014, Do not touch!? (Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, JP) in 2013, Garden of Painting – Japanese Art of the 00s (The National Museum of Art, Osaka, JP) in 2010, and more.

Featured Artworks

12. 17 / 15. 17 by Futo Akiyoshi contemporary artwork
Futo Akiyoshi12. 17 / 15. 17, 2018 Oil on canvas
52 x 70 cm
Taro Nasu
5. 17 / 17. 17 by Futo Akiyoshi contemporary artwork
Futo Akiyoshi5. 17 / 17. 17, 2018 Oil on canvas
52 x 70 cm
Taro Nasu
20. 17 / 19. 17 by Futo Akiyoshi contemporary artwork
Futo Akiyoshi20. 17 / 19. 17, 2018 Oil on canvas
52 x 70 cm
Taro Nasu
2. 17 / 14. 17 by Futo Akiyoshi contemporary artwork
Futo Akiyoshi2. 17 / 14. 17, 2018 Oil on canvas
52 x 70 cm
Taro Nasu
16. 17 / 13. 17 by Futo Akiyoshi contemporary artwork
Futo Akiyoshi16. 17 / 13. 17, 2018 Oil on canvas
52 x 70 cm
Taro Nasu
4. 17 / 5. 17 by Futo Akiyoshi contemporary artwork
Futo Akiyoshi4. 17 / 5. 17, 2018 Oil on canvas
52 x 70 cm
Taro Nasu
naked relations by Futo Akiyoshi contemporary artwork
Futo Akiyoshinaked relations, 2016 Oil on acrylic board
55 x 42 cm
Taro Nasu

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Futo Akiyoshi, We meet only to part at Taro Nasu, Tokyo
Closed
31 August–29 September 2018 Futo Akiyoshi We meet only to part Taro Nasu, Tokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Futo Akiyoshi, something too much at Taro Nasu, Tokyo
Closed
20 May–25 June 2016 Futo Akiyoshi something too much Taro Nasu, Tokyo

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