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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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Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity Ocula Conversation Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity

Moving across installation, painting, drawing, and writing, Malaysia-born and London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh explores the political, social, and economic complexities of humanity, using a mosaic of information—from advertising slogans and pornographic imagery to newspaper articles—that she subjects to processes of layering,...

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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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'28 Chinese' exhibit opens at Asian Art Museum

Danielle Shi The Daily Californian 18 June 2015
Exhibition view of 28 Chinese at the Asian Art Museum, with He Xiangyu's The Man on the Chair, 2008–2009. Image courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection, Miami.

This summer at the Asian Art Museum, 8,000 sheets of calligraphy paper hang suspended by cotton threads. Silence is palpable within Zhu Jinshi’s interactive Boat (2012) installation. A visitor walking through the towering tunnel seems to simultaneously advance and recede.

Like Boat, the exhibition 28 Chinese reflects a concern that engages dualities of moving forward and gazing backward — dualities of inviting change and revering tradition. Harnessing media that spans from Qing Dynasty antiques to digital technology, the show — which opened Friday and runs through Aug. 16 — examines Chinese art’s relationship to its history and to its present-day concerns, including globalization and industrialism. The cross-disciplinary 28 Chinese blends emerging talents and established figures, commencing a dialogue about China on the North American stage.

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