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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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Leang Seckon

b. 1970, Cambodia

Leang Seckon was born in 1974 in Cambodia. Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh in 2002, he has often exhibited in Cambodia and internationally, including recently at the Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale in Japan (2009).

Some of Seckon’s artworks are very autobiographical, concerning his childhood and memory. Some are about Buddhism, influencing social change, and care for the environment.

Featured Artworks

Indochina War by Leang Seckon contemporary artwork
Leang SeckonIndochina War, 2015 Mixed media on canvas
78.7 x 157.5 inches
Sundaram Tagore Gallery

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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10 Southeast Asian Artists Haunt and Surprise at a New Exhibition Related Press 10 Southeast Asian Artists Haunt and Surprise at a New Exhibition The Creators Project : 28 October 2015

Last week, the New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore-based Sundaram Tagore gallery presented the exhibition REV | ACTION: Contemporary Art in South East Asia, showcasing ten artists from the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Vietnam. The exhibition took over a year to realize and had almost 100% commissioned pieces. Curator...

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