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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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Julian Opie

b. 1958, United Kingdom

Julian Opie is an internationally renowned artist of the New British Sculpture movement. Born in 1958 in London, Opie studied at Goldsmith’s School of Art under conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin. Julian Opie continues to live and work in London.

Opie works in a variety of media including sculpture, painted aluminium, vinyl, and inkjet on canvas. His thick black outlines and simplified blocks of colour are reminiscent of Japanese woodblock prints, Pop Art, and minimalism. Opie’s painted metal sculptures gained international recognition due to their highly stylized nature and their utilisation of basic line and negative space. His work is characterised by his ability to create simplified figures that remain uniquely recognisable.

Opie has undertaken many public commissions including works at the City Hall Park, New York (2004), the Mori Building, Omotesando Hill, Japan (2006), River Vitava, Prague (2007), Dublin City Gallery, Ireland (2008), Seoul Square, South Korea (2009), Regent’s Place, London (2011), and Calgary, Canada (2012).

Opie designed the album cover for Best of Blur by British band Blur in 2000 for which he was presented with a Music Week CADS Award the following year. He was earlier awarded the Sargent Fellowship at the British School in Rome in 1995. Opie’s work is held in collections at the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Tate, London, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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Featured Artworks

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Plastic bag. by Julian Opie contemporary artwork
Julian OpiePlastic bag., 2018 Patinated bronze with stone base, unique
74 3/4 x 31 1/2 x 17 inches
Krakow Witkin Gallery
Logo. by Julian Opie contemporary artwork
Julian OpieLogo., 2018 Silkscreen on painted wooden board, unique
40 1/4 x 22 x 1 1/8 inches
Krakow Witkin Gallery
Pony tail. by Julian Opie contemporary artwork
Julian OpiePony tail., 2018 Silkscreen on painted wooden board, unique
37 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches
Krakow Witkin Gallery
Johanna by Julian Opie contemporary artwork
Julian OpieJohanna, 2014 Mosaic tiles, unique
59 3/8 x 42 3/4 x 2 inches
Krakow Witkin Gallery
Sun Hat. by Julian Opie contemporary artwork
Julian OpieSun Hat., 2018 Silkscreen on painted wooden board, unique
40 1/8 x 23 5/8 inches
Krakow Witkin Gallery
Paper Heads by Julian Opie contemporary artwork
Julian OpiePaper Heads, 2019 A series of 8 laser-cut archival Museum Board reliefs, presented in sprayed white frames selected by the artist
83.4 x 71.1 cm
Alan Cristea Gallery
Hoodie. by Julian Opie contemporary artwork
Julian OpieHoodie., 2019 Auto paint on aluminium
200 x 177 cm
Lisson Gallery
Walking in New York 1. by Julian Opie contemporary artwork
Julian OpieWalking in New York 1., 2019 Auto paint on aluminium
240 x 273 cm
Lisson Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Julian Opie, Julian Opie at Lisson Gallery, New York
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1 March–20 April 2019 Julian Opie Julian Opie Lisson Gallery, West 24th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Julian Opie, Julian Opie at Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston
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22 September–10 November 2018 Julian Opie Julian Opie Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Print Project Space: New Editions at Alan Cristea Gallery, London
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1–22 September 2018 Group Exhibition Print Project Space: New Editions Alan Cristea Gallery, London

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Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Ocula Conversation Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Founder, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo started collecting contemporary art in 1992, after graduating from Torino University, where she studied business and economics. She began her collection with four works from the late-1950s and early-1960s by Italian artists: Carla Accardi, Tano Festa, Mario Merz and Salvatore Scarpitta. 'I enjoyed the idea of...

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Top 5 booths at Art Busan 2016 Ocula Report Top 5 booths at Art Busan 2016 31 May 2016 : Angela Suh for Ocula

Located a stones throw from the famed Haeundae Beach, popularised in Korean cinema and countless K-dramas, Art Busan 2016 conveyed a leisurely air brought on by the first warm days of spring. Now in its fifth edition, the fair has grown into a sizeable event showcasing some of the best works in the region. With over 190 participating galleries...

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In Related Press

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Heads Roll review – an exhibition for narcissists everywhere Related Press Heads Roll review – an exhibition for narcissists everywhere The Guardian : 13 August 2018

Portraiture is an enduring art form, thanks to the narcissistic tendencies of the human race.

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Julian Opie: 'It's only when you are bored that you can see' Related Press Julian Opie: 'It's only when you are bored that you can see' The Guardian : 25 April 2018

I sent two of my assistants out to the park to film people walking and, on reviewing the films, I found that many joggers had run past the camera.Humans are built for running. I have read they can outrun a wolf or a horse over long distances. By drawing one stride with around 30 frames I can set a drawing in motion to run smoothly forever as an...

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Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor and Marina Abramović lead major new exhibition Everything At Once at Store Studios Related Press Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor and Marina Abramović lead major new exhibition Everything At Once at Store Studios The Vinyl Factory : 8 September 2017

This October, Store Studios will host Everything At Once, an extensive off-site exhibition featuring 24 artists currently shown at Lisson Gallery in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

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Amnesty for Art Related Press Amnesty for Art Post-ism : 21 February 2017

As far as you look back in history, the arts have always interacted with the power structures of their time. Artists, writers, poets, filmmakers and musicians have been indispensible critical voices, reacting to cultural and political discourse, connecting with social movements. They can be a powerful voice of dissent and transgression to political...

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In Video & Audio

Julian Opie: This is Shahnoza in 3 Parts Related Video & Audio Julian Opie: This is Shahnoza in 3 Parts Alan Cristea Gallery : 10 October 2008

A short film exploring a series of nine, life-size works by Julian Opie. This is Shahnoza in 3 Parts features linear images of a pole dancer called Shahnoza in nine different poses.

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