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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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Pan Hsin-hua

b. 1966, China

Pan Hsin-hua is a contemporary ink painter who renders delicate, surrealistic scenes through traditional brush-and-ink style. Though technically rooted in tradition, Pan Hsin-hua belongs to a league of Taiwanese artists who are breathing new life into the medium by highlighting its endless technical potentials. Since graduating from Taipei National University of the Arts in 1991, Pan Hsin-hua's works have been exhibited extensively in Taiwan and internationally.

More resilient than the traditional Xuan paper, Pan Hsin-hua constructs his ink paintings on Hemp paper, which comes from Puli, an urban township in Taiwan's Nantou County. The paper is treated with Alum, which gives it the earthy wash characteristic of an ancient map or mural. Adding water to opaque mineral pigments, he builds the different parts of his paintings layer by layer, avoiding too much build-up of ink so as to retain the paper's texture. He carefully composes the work in mogu or 'boneless' style—a traditional compositional technique in which perspective is absent and forms seemingly float about the picture plane. Influenced by his childhood spent in Taiwan's lush Taitung County, Pan Hsin-hua draws elements from the natural world such as dusty pastel moths, lotus leaves and flowers together with the occasional cherub-like child to form playful scenes.

Pan Hsin-hua's work has been presented in a number of institutional shows both in Taiwan and around the world, including Vanish Landscape, a solo exhibition held at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in 1999, and Landscape to Mindscape of Floating World: Contemporary Art from Taiwan, held in 2010 at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, and the Mitsuo Aida Museum in Tokyo. The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts also presented Pan Hsin-hua's work in the group exhibition Memories Overlapped and Interwoven: Post-Martial Law Period Ink Painting in Taiwan in 2017. The exhibition shed light on the evolution of ink during the authoritative system of Martial Law and how the art has thrived since the lifting of Martial Law in 1987. Pan Hsin-hua's work was also exhibited in Australia in the travelling exhibition INK REMIX: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong (2015–17), which was exhibited at a number of venues including Canberra Museum and Gallery, and Museum of Brisbane. Pan Hsin-hua currently lives and works in Taipei and Hualien.

Tessa Moldan | Ocula | 2018
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Knives, spirit, and ink: Three artists of Taiwan Ocula Insight Knives, spirit, and ink: Three artists of Taiwan 13 October 2017

Taiwan doesn't have it easy when it comes to securing a position on the contemporary Asian art map. With gargantuan China and boomtown Hong Kong next door, interest has persistently swayed westward. However, whereas rapid modern change has seen many old artistic techniques swept to the side in Hong Kong and China, a league of artists in Taiwan are...

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Ink Remix at CMAG: Chinese traditions remixed in cutting-edge collection Related Press Ink Remix at CMAG: Chinese traditions remixed in cutting-edge collection The Sydney Morning Herald : 1 July 2015

Delicate brush strokes on paper – calligraphy, lyrical subjects, perhaps woodblock prints on handmade stock.These are the things that most commonly spring to mind when it comes to Chinese ink art – ancient methods and traditional subjects, perhaps reinterpreted in a contemporary context but always recognisable. Recognisable and...

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