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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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Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables Ocula Conversation Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables

There is something irrepressibly compelling about the lewd animated videos of Wong Ping. Is it their flat surfaces rendered in popping colours? Or their dark narratives that resonate with the deepest recesses of the human psyche? They have been included in an impressive repertoire of group exhibitions in recent years, including One Hand Clapping at...

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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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Melanie Manchot

b. 1966, Germany

'Photography is the backbone to everything I do and to how I think visually. I would suggest that most of my moving-image works, whether film or video, are strongly informed by photography - conceptually, aesthetically, in terms of their sense of time and duration. Cameras, whether still or moving, are crucial devices shaping the construction of the work. To me, cameras are not simply machines that generate the images I wish to make; more importantly, they are an organizing principle, an apparatus that becomes part of a set of relations I wish to create.'

Melanie Manchot's diverse and research-driven practice employs photography, video, film and sound. Her long-standing areas of enquiry range from portraiture to participation and performance, to questions of individual and collective identities, and to the exploration of the very particular socio-economic and ecological microclimate of a specific alpine mountain and its community. Situated at the threshold between the documentary and staged events, Manchot's work frequently involves an engagement with strangers.

Manchot's methodology is based on processes of exchange, contribution and collaboration, often involving groups or communities and creating expanded portraits of people, both their individual and social selves. The work thereby poses '... a series of related questions on how visual art might form a dialogue on notions of personhood, and how I might contribute to the ongoing investigations into different theories of the self.'

Manchot first came to prominence in the 1990s for a groundbreaking series of naked photographic portraits of her mother. When first exhibited the works received widespread attention and contributed to a growing debate around the representation of women, age and contested notions of body politics. Since 2000 Manchot has increasingly incorporated film and video installation in her work with the frame of reference expanding to include archive film, experimental film and cinematic history.

Recent projects include the multi-channel video installations Twelve (2015), an exploration of lives spent in addiction and recovery, and 11/18 (2015) a nine-screen durational studio portrait, seven years in the making, which enquires into the nature of time, duration and commitment. Out of Bounds (2016), a cinematic two-part installation shot in the Swiss Alps is part of an ongoing engagement with the landscape, culture and people of the village of Engelberg, a well known winter sports venue.

Since 1997 Melanie Manchot (born 1966, Witten, Germany) has exhibited internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2016), Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (2016), fig-2 at the ICA, London (2015), Galerie M, Bochum (2015), the Toronto Photography Festival (2012), Nuit Blanche, Paris (2011) and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2010). Important group exhibitions include the Marl Media Arts Awards at the Museum Marl, Germany (2016), Group Therapy, FACT, Liverpool (2015), Welde Art Award, Stadtgalerie Mannheim (2014), The Rhythm Is..., Museum Folkwang, Essen (2014), Situations, Musee d'Art Contemporaine, Paris (2012), Wunder, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2011), the New Forest Pavilion at the 52nd Biennale di Venezia (2007) and Global Feminisms at the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2007). Her work is included in important public and private collections including the Arts Council Collection, London, FMAC, Fonds Municipal d'Art Contemporain, Paris and the Brooklyn Museum, New York. The artist lives and works in London.

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Featured Artworks

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Cadence by Melanie Manchot contemporary artwork
Melanie ManchotCadence, 2018 4K video, silent, 4 mins 11 secs
Parafin
Traces by Melanie Manchot contemporary artwork
Melanie ManchotTraces, 2017 C-print
100 x 150 cm
Parafin
The Lake by Melanie Manchot contemporary artwork
Melanie ManchotThe Lake, 2017 C-print
80 x 120 cm
Parafin
Cold Blood by Melanie Manchot contemporary artwork
Melanie ManchotCold Blood, 2018 C-print
80 x 120 cm
Parafin
Above/Below by Melanie Manchot contemporary artwork
Melanie ManchotAbove/Below, 2017 C-print
80 x 120 cm
Parafin

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Melanie Manchot, White Light Black Snow at Parafin, London
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27 September–17 November 2018 Melanie Manchot White Light Black Snow Parafin, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Transient Space at Parafin, London
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21 July–16 September 2017 Group Exhibition Transient Space Parafin, London

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Transient Space review – tales of the city Related Press Transient Space review – tales of the city The Guardian : 13 August 2017

You are in a multistorey car park. You don’t know where your car is. It must be in one of the four corners, on one of the seven levels, by one of those numberless pillars. But they all look the same. You can’t leave without the car and you cannot find it in the concrete labyrinth. This is the modern city.The familiar scenario is brilliantly...

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Meditative Video Portraits Composed Over Time Related Press Meditative Video Portraits Composed Over Time Hyperallergic : 6 July 2016

Eastbourne, UK — When artist Melanie Manchot started making work in the 1990s, she was deeply influenced by gender and feminist theories. Her most well-known series from that period consists of photographs depicting her naked mother in different locations, often placed against imposing natural landscapes. Since then, Manchot's work has...

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