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Taipei Dangdai Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Taipei Dangdai Lowdown: Shows to See 11 Jan 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

Founded by the same team behind Art HK—Magnus Renfrew, Tim Etchells, Angus Montgomery, and Will Ramsay—Taipei Dangdai, opens to the public after much anticipation on 18 January 2019 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. Running until 20 January, the fair will feature 90 galleries from around the world, including David Zwirner, Esther...

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Magnus Renfrew Ocula Conversation Magnus Renfrew

Magnus Renfrew has twice been named by ArtReview as one of the 100 most influential figures in the international art world. In 2008, he came to prominence in Asia's art world and within the wider global scene when he was appointed founding director of Art HK. The fair was subsequently acquired by MCH Group and re-branded in 2013 under Renfrew's...

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Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho: News from Nowhere Ocula Report Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho: News from Nowhere 4 Jan 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

From around 2007, South Korean artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho found that they were increasingly selected to participate in group shows alongside each other. As such, they regularly shared time and space, either in gallery installs or on journeys to or from them. On these and other occasions, they often found themselves chatting about their...

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Malcolm Morley

(1931 - 2018), United Kingdom

Malcolm Morley was one of the seminal figures of international contemporary art. Born and trained in England, Morley moved to New York in 1958. Under the influences of Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism he developed his own distinctive Hyperrealist style. This wry form of realism found its subject matter in different types of photographs (including pictures of old-master paintings, family portraits and images from travel brochures and calendars), which Morley transferred to the canvas using a grid system. His interest in the actual photographic object was often made concrete through the attention paid to details such as borders, tears or folds. Later on, he purposely broke away from the stylistic innovations that brought him his initial fame. Morley defied characterisation, moving through so-called abstract, hyperrealist, neo-romantic, and neo-expressionist painterly modes, while being attentive to his own biographical experiences.

Malcolm Morley was born in 1931 in London, United Kingdom and died in 2018 in Bellport, New York, USA. Malcolm Morley won the inaugural Turner Prize, London, in 1984 and has exhibited internationally throughout his career, including Documenta 5 and 6, and the Royal Academy's pivotal group exhibition A New Spirit in Painting (1981). Solo exhibitions included Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1984); Centre Pompidou, Paris (1993); Fundación La Caixa, Madrid (1995); Hayward Gallery, London (2001) and Schloss Derneburg Museum, Derneburg (2017–2018).

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Featured Artworks

St. George and the Dragon by Malcolm Morley contemporary artwork Malcolm MorleySt. George and the Dragon, 2016 Oil on linen
132 x 132 x 6 cm (incl frame)
Almine Rech Gallery
Knight Collection by Malcolm Morley contemporary artwork Malcolm MorleyKnight Collection, 2016 Oil on linen
132 x 132 x 6 cm (incl frame)
Almine Rech Gallery
Messerschmitt with Spitfire by Malcolm Morley contemporary artwork Malcolm MorleyMesserschmitt with Spitfire, 2000 Oil on linen
200.7 x 282.8 cm
Xavier Hufkens
Knight 2 by Malcolm Morley contemporary artwork Malcolm MorleyKnight 2, 2016 Oil on linen with oil on wood attachment
Xavier Hufkens
Native American Buffalo Clan by Malcolm Morley contemporary artwork Malcolm MorleyNative American Buffalo Clan, 2015 Oil on linen
127 x 127 cm
Xavier Hufkens
English Bombardier by Malcolm Morley contemporary artwork Malcolm MorleyEnglish Bombardier, 2016 Oil on linen
67.3 x 53.3 cm
Xavier Hufkens
Maldoror I by Malcolm Morley contemporary artwork Malcolm MorleyMaldoror I, 2014 Oil on linen
127 x 101.6 cm
Xavier Hufkens

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018 at Almine Rech Gallery, London
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2 October–17 November 2018 Group Exhibition A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018 Almine Rech Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981–2018 at Almine Rech Gallery, New York
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2 May–9 June 2018 Group Exhibition A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981–2018 Almine Rech Gallery, New York

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New York Autumn Exhibitions: The Lowdown Ocula Report New York Autumn Exhibitions: The Lowdown 14 Sep 2018 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The autumn exhibition season has officially kicked off in New York, with countless solo and group exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established artists, with some exhibiting works in the US for the first time. With a host of exhibitions to choose from, including a series of stellar museum exhibitions whose runs are nearing completion,...

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In Related Press

Malcolm Morley, the first artist to win the Turner Prize, has died aged 86 Related Press Malcolm Morley, the first artist to win the Turner Prize, has died aged 86 The Art Newspaper : 4 June 2018

The London-born artist Malcolm Morley, known for his innovations in photorealist and neo-expressionist art, has died aged 86. Xavier Hufkens gallery in Brussels, one of the galleries that represent him, says in a statement: 'He defied stylistic characterisation, moving through so-called abstract, hyperrealist, neo-romantic, and neo-expressionist...

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The Spirit of Painting in an Altered World Related Press The Spirit of Painting in an Altered World Hyperallergic : 12 May 2018

'A faint, beautiful memory' is how curator Norman Rosenthal described A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018, the current show at Almine Rech Gallery on the Upper East Side. What he’s remembering, as spelled out in the exhibition’s title, is the seminal survey, A New Spirit in Painting, which opened, barely, at the Royal Academy of Arts in...

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