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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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Khvay Samnang

b. 1982, Cambodia

Khvay holds a BA in Painting (Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, 2006). He is a founding member of the artist collective Stiev Selapak and the spaces Sa Sa Art Projects and SA SA BASSAC. Selected recent exhibitions include If the World Changed, 4th Singapore Biennale, Singapore; Everyday Life, 4th Asian Art Biennial, Taiwan; Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video, Jewish Museum, New York; Phnom Penh: Rescue Archaeology, ifa, Berlin and Stuttgart; ROUNDTABLE, Tobias Rehberger Pavilion 'You Owe Me. I Don't Owe You Nothin.' Gwangju Biennale. The artist participated in the Creator in Residence program Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo in 2011, and currently staying in Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, a prestigious artist residence program in Berlin. In 2014 he participated in a group exhibition at Jeu de Paume, Paris, where he will have a solo exhibition in June 2015. 

Current Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, An Opera for Animals at Para Site, Hong Kong
Closing Soon
22 June–25 August 2019 Group Show An Opera for Animals Para Site, Hong Kong

In Ocula Magazine

Aaron Seeto Ocula Conversation Aaron Seeto Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art, QAGOMA

This month the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Brisbane, Australia, plays host to the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8). Renowned as a platform for surveying the vast geographic expanse of Asian and Pacific contemporary art, the triennial continues to uphold a long-term commitment to the region....

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In Related Press

'Political Acts: Pioneers of Performance Art in Southeast Asia' at the Arts Centre Melbourne Related Press 'Political Acts: Pioneers of Performance Art in Southeast Asia' at the Arts Centre Melbourne Art Radar Journal : 25 April 2017

A new exhibition at the Arts Centre Melbourne gathers together the pioneers of performance art in Southeast Asia. Political Acts: Pioneers of Performance Art in Southeast Asia, part of the Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts events across the city will be on until 21 May 2017.

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The Asia Pacific Triennial Chooses the Margins as a Radical Space Related Press The Asia Pacific Triennial Chooses the Margins as a Radical Space Hyperallergic : 22 January 2016

BRISBANE, Australia — Suppressed voices, marginalized histories, and public spaces take center stage at the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial (APT8), displayed at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Brisbane, Australia. Throughout the exhibit, art and activism bring the outside in, the peripheral to the center, and the...

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Khvay Samnang At Tomio Koyama Gallery, Singapore Related Press Khvay Samnang At Tomio Koyama Gallery, Singapore Helmi Yusof for The Business Times / 06 June 2014 : 30 June 2014

Khvay Samnang is one of Cambodia's most prominent artists who's frequently invited to show his works at international art events including the Singapore Biennale.But like many Cambodian artists, he is cautious when talking about his art, for fear of government reprisals should his art be deemed anti-government.His photo exhibition...

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