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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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Marcel Duchamp

(1887 - 1968), France

Marcel Duchamp was born in Blainville-Crevon (Seine-Maritime) in 1887 into a family of artists.

In dialogue with the practice of his siblings, he started painting in the footsteps of Cubism before turning to the decomposition of movement, closer to Italian Futurism. From 1915 onwards, he divided his time between the United States and France, and participates in making the Parisian avant-garde familiar to the American public. At that time, he developed his most famous works, such as The Bride Stripped Bare by the Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)_ or Fountain, but focused progressively on chess, which would become, in the mid 1920s, his main occupation.

His collaboration on numerous exhibitions with André Breton, the frontrunner of the Surrealist movement, made him increasingly famous. In the 1950s, a new generation of American artists such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, recognised him as a precursor. The 1964 edition of his first readymade objects contributed to disseminate his work worldwide and thereby established him as a groundbreaking artist. Marcel Duchamp died in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1968.

The work of Duchamp radically changed the art of the 20th century. With Bottle Rack, he invented the concept of the readymade in 1914 and thus opened the way to all movements that would use objects from everyday life. Surrealism, Pop Art, New Realism and Fluxus, are indebted to him for breaking the academic standards. Duchamp is the modern artist who most directly questioned the notion of art. His work raises aesthetic issues, notably on the concepts of authenticity and originality, which are still developed by the proponents of conceptual art.

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Featured Artworks

L.H.O.O.Q by Marcel Duchamp contemporary artwork
Marcel DuchampL.H.O.O.Q, 1919–1964 Rectified readymade, chromolithograph with inscriptions and pencil drawing
30 x 21 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Coeurs Volants by Marcel Duchamp contemporary artwork
Marcel DuchampCoeurs Volants, 1936 Silkscreen in 2 colours on Old Mill paper
67 x 47 cm
Cahiers d'Art
Coeurs Volants by Marcel Duchamp contemporary artwork
Marcel DuchampCoeurs Volants, 1936 Silkscreen in 2 colours on Old Mill paper
97 x 67 cm
Cahiers d'Art

Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Sylvio Perlstein Collection A Luta Continua at Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
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23 May–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition The Sylvio Perlstein Collection A Luta Continua Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcel Duchamp, Roberto Matta, MATTA | DUCHAMP at Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich
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21 November 2018–31 March 2019 Marcel Duchamp, Roberto Matta MATTA | DUCHAMP Galerie Gmurzynska, Talstrasse 37
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art at David Zwirner, New York
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12 September–27 October 2018 Group Exhibition Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art David Zwirner, 20th Street, New York

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A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection Related Video & Audio A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection Hauser & Wirth : 8 May 2018

Unfolding across all three floors of Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street, A Luta Continua is the first United States presentation of the Sylvio Perlstein Collection. Curated by David Rosenberg, the exhibition presents more than 360 works by some 250 artists. Among these are Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Diane Arbus, Hans Bellmer, André Breton,...

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