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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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Nike Savvas

b. 1964, Australia

Nike Savvas' immersive installations recall the optical effects of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, yet the experiential reality of these are always joyous. Working across installation, sculpture, kinetic and light-based media, the Savvas creates works that are never static but constantly redirect the gaze, challenging spatial perceptions and demanding an active participation from her viewers. Trained as a painter, her intricate works draw comparison with optical artist Bridget Riley, whilst transforming the scientific and mundane into formulae for creating works. Music is often transposed into colours, and her palette often derives from the Australian landscape.

Born in Sydney, Savvas gained her MFA Hons from the College of Fine Arts, Sydney, and was the recipient of the Anne and Gordon Samstag Scholarship from Goldsmiths College, London. Her work is well represented in public collections throughout the world, including art museums in San Francisco, Sydney and Auckland. 

Featured Artworks

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Living on a Promise (A6) by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasLiving on a Promise (A6), 2017 Carbon fibre, acrylic paint, aluminium
52 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm
ARC ONE Gallery
Living on a Promise (A5) by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasLiving on a Promise (A5), 2017 Carbon fibre, acrylic paint, aluminium
52 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm
ARC ONE Gallery
Living on a Promise (A4) by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasLiving on a Promise (A4), 2017 Carbon fibre, acrylic paint, aluminium
52 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm
ARC ONE Gallery
Living on a Promise (A3) by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasLiving on a Promise (A3), 2017 Carbon fibre, acrylic paint, aluminium
52 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm
ARC ONE Gallery
Living on a Promise (A2) by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasLiving on a Promise (A2), 2017 Carbon fibre, acrylic paint, aluminium
53 x 41.5 x 41.5 cm
ARC ONE Gallery
Living on a Promise (A1) by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasLiving on a Promise (A1), 2017 Carbon fibre, acrylic paint, aluminium
52 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm
ARC ONE Gallery
Atomic #1 by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasAtomic #1, 2005 C-Type Photograph
124 x 156 cm
ARC ONE Gallery
Truncated Icosahedron (small) by Nike Savvas contemporary artwork
Nike SavvasTruncated Icosahedron (small), 2014 wood, wool and steel
90 x 90 x 90 cm
ARC ONE Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Nike Savvas, Living on a Promise at ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne
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24 October–25 November 2017 Nike Savvas Living on a Promise ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Circle Divine at ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne
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20 September–21 October 2017 Group Exhibition The Circle Divine ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Nike Savvas, Sparks at ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne
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5 March–5 April 2014 Nike Savvas Sparks ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne

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Sydney Exhibitions to See: The Lowdown Ocula Report Sydney Exhibitions to See: The Lowdown 7 Sep 2018 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

Sydney Contemporary returns to Carriageworks for its fourth edition between 13 and 16 September 2018 with 87 local and international galleries and a full programme of performances, talks, large-scale curated installations and tours. Beyond the fair, Sydney is abundant with standout shows that challenge perceptions around identity, the body, and...

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In Related Press

Sydney Contemporary: Barry Keldoulis' expert guide to buying art Related Press Sydney Contemporary: Barry Keldoulis' expert guide to buying art The Upsider : 25 August 2017

Barry Keldoulis is a rare breed of gallerist slash collector. With more than three decades experience in contemporary art, he has remained true to his mission of closing the gap between artist-run initiatives and larger commercial galleries that often dominate international criticism.

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'Superposition of three types' Related Press 'Superposition of three types' Art Almanac : 10 February 2017

Images converge then shift, contract and explode in a field of colour. Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor and Talia Linz, Superposition of three types highlights the continuing effectiveness of colour and form in contemporary Australian art. Implicit in its title, the exhibition deals with the overlapping of different 'types' of practices; and the...

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