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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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Kim Whanki

(1913 - 1974), South Korea

A prominent figure in the first generation of Korean Abstract artists, Kim Whanki's works combine traditional Korean concepts and ideals with abstraction. Born 1913, in the South Jeolla province of South Korea, Kim Whanki moved to Japan at the age of 19, and enrolled in the Fine Arts programme at Nihon University, Tokyo. During this time, he joined the Avant-garde Institute in Tokyo, where he studied under Tsuguharu Fujita and Seiji Togo. Soon after his first solo exhibition which was held in 1937 at Amagi Gallery, Tokyo, Whanki returned to Korea and founded the Sinsasilpa Group [Neo-Realist movement] with Artist Youngkuk Yoo and Gyusang Lee.

During the mid 1950s, Whanki based himself in Paris, where he continued to enjoy solo exhibitions at M. Benegite Gallery, and the Institute Gallery among others. In 1963, he represented South Korea in the 7th Sao Paulo Biennale and received the Honorary Award in the category of painting. Throughout his career, Whanki served as professor at the Department of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul and as Dean and professor at Hongik University, Seoul. In 1964, he received a fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, and showed a body of new work at Asia House Gallery. Kim Whanki passed away in 1974 at the age of 61, in New York. Today, Whanki is celebrated internationally as a pioneering figure among Korean Abstract painters, and in 1992, the Whanki Museum was founded in Seoul to commemorate the artist's life and achievements. 

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Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction at Boghossian Foundation in Brussels Related Press Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction at Boghossian Foundation in Brussels Blouin Artinfo : 21 February 2016

Opening at the Boghossian Foundation’s Villa Empain in Brussels this weekend is When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction, the first exhaustive exhibition of the Korean Dansaekhwa movement in Belgium, featuring some fifty works by seven of its leading proponents: Chung Chang-Sup, Chung Sang-Hwa, Ha Chong-Hyun, Kim Whanki,...

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'When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction' Related Press 'When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction' Courtesy Tina Kim Gallery : 10 February 2016

When Process Becomes Form is the first comprehensive presentation in Belgium of a number of seminal works by a generation of Korean artists whose negotiation of abstraction has become known as Dansaekhwa.The exhibition consists of some 50 paintings and works of paper drawn from the 1970s and the 1980s, along with a substantial array of archival...

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