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Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global Ocula Conversation Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global

French gallerist Almine Rech-Picasso opened her first space in Asia on Shanghai's historic Bund in July this year, bringing her eponymous gallery's total locations to five. The Shanghai gallery occupies roughly 4,000 square feet on the second floor of the three-storey Amber Building, a beautiful warehouse space, originally occupied by the Central...

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From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut Ocula Report From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut 8 Nov 2019 : Nat Muller for Ocula

There's an inside joke amongst the team of Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts: that every time an edition of its biennial forum on cultural practices is planned, a national crisis happens. The eighth edition of Home Works was no different: it opened on 17 October amidst the most devastating wildfires that Lebanon had witnessed...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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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, c. 1960 Watte
48 x 38 cm
Hauser & Wirth
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

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 and the Reinvention of Art Related Press Piero Manzoni and the Reinvention of Art Hyperallergic : 20 July 2019

The career of Italian artist Piero Manzoni was vanishingly brief; he had his first solo exhibition at the end of 1957, when he was 24, and died of a heart attack in his studio in 1963, five months before his thirtieth birthday.In those handful of years, his goal was nothing less than the regeneration of art as a force in contemporary life —...

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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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