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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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Nam June Paik

(1932 - 2006), South Korea

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Information overload: Whitechapel packs in 50 years of computer art

José da Silva The Art Newspaper 28 March 2016
Nam June Paik, Internet Dream (1994). © (2008) ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Photo: ONUK (Berhard Schmitt). © Nam June Paik Estate via The Art Newspaper.

Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) at the Whitechapel Gallery traces the impact of computer and internet technologies on artists over the past 50 years. And much like the internet, it is a jam-packed, spam filled, free-for-all. Running in reverse chronological order, it includes works by 70 artists, fr om lo-fi 60s plotter drawings to Jacolby Satterwhite’s 2016 fantasy computer game sex video.

The contemporary contingent (which reads like a who’s who of trendy young artists with Hito Steyerl, Cory Archangel, Ryan Trecartin et al) fills the ground floor gallery with an assortment of flashing lights, projections, images, flirty iMessage conversations and a bare bum that talks. Just like trawling the internet. While it can be tricky to navigate the sheer number of works, there are a handful of gems that are worth taking time on. 

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