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LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter Ocula Report LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter 14 Jun 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See 6 Jun 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...

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Hans-Peter Feldmann

b. 1941, Germany

Hans-Peter Feldmann's conceptual practice explores various mediums from photography to painting, and can be characterised by a process of collecting, altering and re-interpreting. He often uses humour, subtle intervention and sometimes repetition to reinterpret found images and objects, thereby reflecting on representation and the construction of ideologies. In One Pound Strawberries (2005) Feldmann photographed the 34 strawberries that together make one pound revealing the individuals that make the collective. In 2008, he released a book called Album which serves as an archive of commercial imagery, with his own photographs occasionally added in. Pinup girls, fish, crime scenes, canned food, footballers and lynchings are all brought to live side by side in the same book. In this democratisation of imagery, Feldmann emphasises photography's power to record, manipulate and selectively curate history and vision.

Often referencing art history, Feldmann has created numerous works in which he appropriates or uses existing artworks and alters them. In his exhibition, Paintings, at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (17 March–31 May 2015), the artist made minor changes to existing paintings that had been painted by other artists. In two portraits, clown noses were painted onto the austere faces of a man and a woman. In another painting, a black censorship bar covers the eyes of a nude woman as well as the eyes of her swan. These changes allow the viewer to come to a complete reinterpretation of the original painting. In doing so, the ideologies at play in traditional art are simultaneously emphasised and rewired.

In 1980, Feldmann destroyed all of his artworks still in his possession and went into early retirement. Ten years later he returned to his practice and in 2010 he won the prestigious Hugo Boss Prize. His work has been exhibited at institutions such as the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York. His work has also been acquired by many collections, including the Hirschhorn Museum, Washington, DC; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Tate, London.

Feldmann lives and works in Düsseldorf.

Casey Carsel | Ocula | 2018
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Featured Artworks

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Time series - Car driving by Hans-Peter Feldmann contemporary artwork
Hans-Peter FeldmannTime series - Car driving, 1970 38 black and white photographs
Simon Lee Gallery
Time series - Rosanna by Hans-Peter Feldmann contemporary artwork
Hans-Peter FeldmannTime series - Rosanna 36 black and white photographs
13 x 9 cm
Simon Lee Gallery
Untitled by Hans-Peter Feldmann contemporary artwork
Hans-Peter FeldmannUntitled 4 black and white, 1 colour photograph
Simon Lee Gallery
Untitled by Hans-Peter Feldmann contemporary artwork
Hans-Peter FeldmannUntitled Oil on canvas
47 x 41 cm
Simon Lee Gallery
Untitled by Hans-Peter Feldmann contemporary artwork
Hans-Peter FeldmannUntitled Oil on canvas
80 x 62 cm
Simon Lee Gallery
Untitled by Hans-Peter Feldmann contemporary artwork
Hans-Peter FeldmannUntitled Oil on canvas
Simon Lee Gallery
Untitled by Hans-Peter Feldmann contemporary artwork
Hans-Peter FeldmannUntitled Oil on canvas
47 x 41 cm
Simon Lee Gallery
Untitled by Hans-Peter Feldmann contemporary artwork
Hans-Peter FeldmannUntitled Oil on canvas
74 x 63 cm
Simon Lee Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Towards Infinity: 1965-1980 at Simon Lee Gallery, London
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4 July–7 September 2018 Group Exhibition Towards Infinity: 1965-1980 Simon Lee Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Towards Infinity: 1965-1980 at Simon Lee Gallery, New York
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2 May–16 June 2018 Group Exhibition Towards Infinity: 1965-1980 Simon Lee Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, New Pleasure at Simon Lee Gallery, New York
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1 November–23 December 2017 Group Exhibition New Pleasure Simon Lee Gallery, New York

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