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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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Piero Manzoni

(1933 - 1963), Italy

A precusor to conceptual art, Manzoni's monochrome paintings used everyday objects such as keys and scissors to apply paint. These painting he called 'Achromes', an ironic critique upon the nature of the valued art object. Active in the 60s, as Italy came to terms with a new post war economic and material order, Manzoni's works turned to these very materials in order to describe universal themes and mythologies. In this he was closely aligned with Arte Povera artists in their attack against the established institutions of government, industry and culture.

Manzoni is also well known for his sense of humour and wit, with his cans of Artist's Shit (1961) and Artist's Breath (1960) valued at their equivalent weight in gold. His work is represented in many collections around the world including MoMA, New York; the Tate Modern, London; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Featured Artworks

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Achrome by Piero Manzoni contemporary artwork
Piero ManzoniAchrome, 1961–1962 Fibreglas
25.5 x 24 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Linea (Line) by Piero Manzoni contemporary artwork
Piero ManzoniLinea (Line), 1960 Ink on paper
60 x 49 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Linea (Line) by Piero Manzoni contemporary artwork
Piero ManzoniLinea (Line), 1960 Ink on paper
60 x 49 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Linea lunga 7200 metri
(Long line 7200 meter) by Piero Manzoni contemporary artwork
Piero ManzoniLinea lunga 7200 metri (Long line 7200 meter), 1960 Ink on paper, zinc cylinder covered with sheets of lead
66 x 96 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Linea m 15,81
(Line m 15,81) by Piero Manzoni contemporary artwork
Piero ManzoniLinea m 15,81 (Line m 15,81), 1959 Ink on paper, cardboard tube
31 x 5.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Linea m 33,63
(Line 33,63 m) by Piero Manzoni contemporary artwork
Piero ManzoniLinea m 33,63 (Line 33,63 m), 1959 Ink on paper, cardboard tube
41 x 8.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Linea (Line) by Piero Manzoni contemporary artwork
Piero ManzoniLinea (Line), 1961 Majolica ceramics dish and ink
Hauser & Wirth
Linea di lunghezza infinita (Line of endless length) by Piero Manzoni contemporary artwork
Piero ManzoniLinea di lunghezza infinita (Line of endless length), 1960 Wooden cylinder, paper label
15 x 4.8 cm
Hauser & Wirth

Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Piero Manzoni, Materials of His Time at Hauser & Wirth, New York
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25 April–26 July 2019 Piero Manzoni Materials of His Time Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Piero Manzoni, Lines at Hauser & Wirth, New York
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25 April–26 July 2019 Piero Manzoni Lines Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Piero Manzoni, Materials of His Time at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
Closed
14 February–7 April 2019 Piero Manzoni Materials of His Time Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

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Piero Manzoni Related Press Piero Manzoni Art in America : 1 June 2019

The two Piero Manzoni shows on view at Hauser & Wirth, Materials of His Time and Lines, inevitably bring to mind the ample exhibition Gagosian staged a decade ago.

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Nari Ward, Sun Splashed, Pérez Museum of Art, Miami Related Press Nari Ward, Sun Splashed, Pérez Museum of Art, Miami Aesthetica : 26 December 2015

This extraordinary display is the largest exhibition of Nari Ward’s found object sculptures and installations to date, including works from the 1990s to today and also including supporting photography, video, and collage. Together this mid-career show discusses themes including African-American history and culture, the dynamics of power, the...

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