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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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Ichwan Noor

b. 1963, Indonesia

Ichwan Noor is a Yogyakarta-based artist renowned for his large-scale sculptures of hybrid human, animal and technological forms. He works predominantly with bronze, stainless steel, aluminium, various used materials and resin. His recent works also include found components that are transformed through the processes of casting and welding.

Noor graduated from the School of Visual Art at the Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI), Yogyakarta, and has been a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Yogyakarta. Besides Indonesia, his work has been exhibited in Singapore, Malaysia, Hongkong, Turkey and in the U.A.E. His iconic work has been in the collection of several major national and private institutions in Indonesia (Museum MACAN), Australia (National Gallery of Victoria), Germany (Tony Cragg Sculpture Park), China, Turkey, U.S.A., Sweden and India. From April 2018 onwards a large-scale Beetle Sphere will be on permanent view at the Kalverpassage in Amsterdam.

Featured Artworks

Beetle Sphere - Study 3 by Ichwan Noor contemporary artwork
Ichwan NoorBeetle Sphere - Study 3, 2018 Pencil on paper
60 x 50 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
Beetle Sphere - Study 2 by Ichwan Noor contemporary artwork
Ichwan NoorBeetle Sphere - Study 2, 2018 Pencil on paper
155 x 82 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
Beetle Sphere - Study 1 by Ichwan Noor contemporary artwork
Ichwan NoorBeetle Sphere - Study 1, 2018 Pencil on paper
203 x 155 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
Beetle Sphere by Ichwan Noor contemporary artwork
Ichwan NoorBeetle Sphere, 2013 Alumunium & VW beetle 1953 parts
180 x 180 cm
Reflex Amsterdam

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, In Times of Plenty: The Shape of Things Today at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Closed
7 July–4 September 2018 Group Exhibition In Times of Plenty: The Shape of Things Today Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Ichwan Noor, Beetle Sphere at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Closed
26 May–30 June 2018 Ichwan Noor Beetle Sphere Reflex Amsterdam

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