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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 and Tobias Berger Talk Murakami Ocula Conversation
In Collaboration with Tai Kwun Contemporary
Takashi Murakami and Tobias Berger Talk Murakami

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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Julien Airault

b. 1979, Afghanistan

The work of Julien Airault is part of the movement of lyrical abstraction, influenced mainly by the Chinese art scene of the second half of the 20th century, including Zao Wou-ki and Chu Teh Chun.

Airault has been interested in art for more than 10 years and he began, initially, the practice of watercolour. As a result of an upheaval in his personal life, he decided to paint his first abstract paintings. His canvases are an invitation to travel in time and space. At first glance, we perceive the virtuosity of the traditional art of the brush as it was practiced in China with the wash on silk. The artist draws our attention not only on the lines, the material, the colors and the transparency but also on the canvas that the painting transforms. Transparencies and materials are born under the multiple caresses of the brush and transport us into the magic of lyrical abstraction. Even when he reduces his canvas to the simplest touch of white on which he projects pigments and sometimes marble powder, it creates a space like a real abstract landscape.

The emotions felt in contact with his works make it possible to capture his first artistic intention and to understand the universe he invites us to share.

Featured Artworks

Untitled by Julien Airault contemporary artwork
Julien AiraultUntitled, 2018 Oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm
A2Z Art Gallery
Untitled by Julien Airault contemporary artwork
Julien AiraultUntitled, 2018 Oil on canvas
80 x 80 cm
A2Z Art Gallery
Untitled by Julien Airault contemporary artwork
Julien AiraultUntitled, 2018 Oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
A2Z Art Gallery
Untitled by Julien Airault contemporary artwork
Julien AiraultUntitled, 2018 Oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
A2Z Art Gallery
Untitled by Julien Airault contemporary artwork
Julien AiraultUntitled, 2018 Oil on canvas
200 x 450 cm
A2Z Art Gallery

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