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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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Irving Penn

(1917 - 2009), USA

Irving Penn (1917–2009) was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. From 1934–1938, he studied design with Alexey Brodovitch at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art. Following a year painting in Mexico, he returned to New York City and began working at Vogue magazine in 1943, where Alexander Liberman was art director.

Penn photographed for Vogue and commercial clients in America and abroad for nearly 70 years. Whether an innovative fashion image, striking portrait or compelling still life, each of Penn's pictures bears his trademark style of elegant aesthetic simplicity.

In addition to his editorial and advertising work, Penn was also a master printmaker. Beginning in 1964, he pioneered a complex technique for making platinum-palladium prints, a 19th century print process to which he applied 20th century materials.

The first retrospective of Penn's work was organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1984. Following the landmark exhibition, he resumed painting and drawing as a full-fledged creative endeavor. Until his death in 2009, his innovative photographs continued to appear regularly in Vogue, and his studio was busy with assignments and experimental personal work.

Recent exhibitions include Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. (2015–2016) and Irving Penn: Centennial at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2017).

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Featured Artworks

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Still Life with Food, New York by Irving Penn contemporary artwork
Irving PennStill Life with Food, New York, 1947 Cibachrome print
7 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches
Pace Gallery
Early Hippies, San Francisco by Irving Penn contemporary artwork
Irving PennEarly Hippies, San Francisco, 1967 Platinum palladium print mounted to aluminium
Pace Gallery
Rock Groups, San Francisco by Irving Penn contemporary artwork
Irving PennRock Groups, San Francisco, 1967 Gelatin silver print mounted to board
Pace Gallery
Lone Star Baptist Church, San Francisco by Irving Penn contemporary artwork
Irving PennLone Star Baptist Church, San Francisco, 1947 Gelatin silver print mounted to board
Pace Gallery
Isamu Noguchi (2 of 2), New York by Irving Penn contemporary artwork
Irving PennIsamu Noguchi (2 of 2), New York, 1947 Vintage gelatin silver print
Pace Gallery
Hippie Family (Kelley), San Francisco by Irving Penn contemporary artwork
Irving PennHippie Family (Kelley), San Francisco, 1967 Gelatin silver print mounted to board
Pace Gallery
Frederick Kiesler and Willem DeKooning, New York by Irving Penn contemporary artwork
Irving PennFrederick Kiesler and Willem DeKooning, New York, 1960 Platinum palladium print mounted to aluminium
Pace Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Chewing Gum III at Pace Gallery, Hong Kong
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25 May–4 July 2019 Group Exhibition Chewing Gum III Pace Gallery, H Queen's, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Irving Penn, Irving Penn at Pace Gallery, Palo Alto
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11 April–26 May 2019 Irving Penn Irving Penn Pace Gallery, Palo Alto
Contemporary art exhibition, Irving Penn, Irving Penn at Pace Gallery, Hong Kong
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25 January–7 March 2019 Irving Penn Irving Penn Pace Gallery, H Queen's, Hong Kong

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New York Autumn Exhibitions: The Lowdown Ocula Report New York Autumn Exhibitions: The Lowdown 14 Sep 2018 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The autumn exhibition season has officially kicked off in New York, with countless solo and group exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established artists, with some exhibiting works in the US for the first time. With a host of exhibitions to choose from, including a series of stellar museum exhibitions whose runs are nearing completion,...

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