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LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter Ocula Report LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter 14 Jun 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See 6 Jun 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...

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Philip Metten

b. 1977, Belgium

In his practice Philip Metten freely moves between the respective media and regimes of sculpture and architecture, purposefully suspending disciplinary differences. Bringing together sculpture, drawing, interior and building design with kaleidoscopic intensity, the artist develops a visual language that espouses future with prehistory. As he draws upon references from ancient sculpture, modernist and postmodernist architecture, to science-fi film and experimental cinema, Metten presents us with works that can be read as either mask or architectural model, heraldic sign or urban topography, ancient emblem or futuristic insignia.

A daily drawing practice serves as the systemic foundation of Philip Metten's work. It engenders the basic schemes for his sculptures, prints, and wall reliefs, as well as for larger architectural projects, such as his solo show at Z33 art space in Hasselt, BE, Innercoma, 2010, the much-praised renovation of a bar in Antwerp, BE, Bar, 2013, the scenography for a group show in Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, BE (The Corner Show, 2015), as well as for the facade of the Kai Matsumyia gallery in New York (153. Stanton, 2015). Most recently in Netwerk Aalst (2016) the artist showed a preliminary stage of ESSEN, an interior design for a restaurant in Borgerhout (BE) that is currently being constructed and will open its doors in 2018. ESSEN sees Metten returning to a drawing made in 2008, which he implements both sculpturally and architecturally while using the specific space of the prospective restaurant as his point of departure.

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C-010818 by Philip Metten contemporary artwork
Philip MettenC-010818, 2018 Collage on paper
34.3 x 34.3 cm
Zeno X Gallery
C-020419 by Philip Metten contemporary artwork
Philip MettenC-020419, 2019 Collage on paper
134 x 134 cm
Zeno X Gallery
C-190319 by Philip Metten contemporary artwork
Philip MettenC-190319, 2019 Collage on paper
45.2 x 11.8 x 18 cm
Zeno X Gallery
C-270219 by Philip Metten contemporary artwork
Philip MettenC-270219, 2019 Collage on paper
134 x 134 cm
Zeno X Gallery
C-210119 by Philip Metten contemporary artwork
Philip MettenC-210119, 2019 Collage on paper
11.3 x 10.5 cm
Zeno X Gallery
CINEMA by Philip Metten contemporary artwork
Philip MettenCINEMA, 2017 Aluminium, wood, Plexiglass and fluorescent lamps
Zeno X Gallery
C-070718 by Philip Metten contemporary artwork
Philip MettenC-070718, 2018 Collage on paper
32 x 31.6 cm
Zeno X Gallery
C-290818 by Philip Metten contemporary artwork
Philip MettenC-290818, 2018 Collage on paper
32.9 x 32.9 cm
Zeno X Gallery

Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Philip Metten, Philip Metten at Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
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17 May–29 June 2019 Philip Metten Philip Metten Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Group Show at Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Closed
23 January–23 February 2019 Group Show Group Show Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Works On Paper II at Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Closed
7 March–28 April 2018 Group Show Works On Paper II Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

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