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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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Takashi Murakami on Collecting, Contracts, and Teamwork Ocula Conversation
In Collaboration with Tai Kwun Contemporary
Takashi Murakami on Collecting, Contracts, and Teamwork

For three months from 1 June to 1 September 2019, Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong showcases MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI, a major survey exhibition of the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Curated by Tobias Berger, head of art at Tai Kwun, and Gunnar B Kvaran, director of Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, the exhibition spans the three floors of Tai Kwun's...

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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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'Blow Up' at Parafin Explores the Connections Between Photography and Painting

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso artnet First published on 8 July 2015

Jonathan Wateridge, Green Shorts (2015) Photo via: Parafin.

Parafin, one of the newest additions to the buzzing Mayfair gallery scene in London, has opened its first group show.

The exhibition, entitled Blow Up, is a tribute to the eponymous cult film that Michelangelo Antonioni directed in 1966.

The film narrates a disturbing murder story that takes place in the Swinging 60s London, with an unforgettable cameo appearance by a young Jane Birkin, in the nude. But the protagonist of the film is a fashion photographer—thought to have been inspired by 60s legend David Bailey—and at the heart of the story lies a profound meditation on the implications of image making, the power of photographic images, and the blurring boundaries between reality and fiction.

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