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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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Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity Ocula Conversation Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity

Moving across installation, painting, drawing, and writing, Malaysia-born and London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh explores the political, social, and economic complexities of humanity, using a mosaic of information—from advertising slogans and pornographic imagery to newspaper articles—that she subjects to processes of layering,...

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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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Reinhard Mucha

b. 1950, Germany

Mucha attended the Staatlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (1975–82), where he studied under Klaus Rinke. Mucha was steeped in the forms and theories of American Minimalist and Conceptual Art. But where his American counterparts emphasized rationality and anonymous materials, Mucha stressed intuition and found objects, viewing himself as a “craftsman tinkering in the gap where art ends and daily life begins.” From 1979 he made assemblages and constructions from furniture and other objects, creating an oblique, highly personal oeuvre that alludes to industry and travel in contemporary Germany.

During the 1980s he created installations, often using furniture found in situ – desks, chairs, lights etc – that raised questions of ownership and display, and of the autonomy of the museum environment. The theme of travel, especially of the railway, is central to Mucha's work. With Wartesaal he constructed an endless imaginary journey that may refer to the spiritual journey of a people during reconstruction. Other major room installations during the 1980s include Das Figur-Grund Problem in der Arkitektur des Barok (für dich allein bleibt nür das grab) (1985, various pre-fabricated objects), a large illuminated tower and carousel installed in the Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart.

Mucha represented Germany at the Venice Biennale in 1990.  

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Featured Artworks

Der Aufstieg by Reinhard Mucha contemporary artwork
Reinhard MuchaDer Aufstieg, [2019] 2007 Two parts
Sprüth Magers
Auto Reverse II / Edition 1991 - >>Kreuzstück<< by Reinhard Mucha contemporary artwork
Reinhard MuchaAuto Reverse II / Edition 1991 - >>Kreuzstück<<, [2009] 2009/2004 Sculptural space installation, two parts
Sprüth Magers
Usedom by Reinhard Mucha contemporary artwork
Reinhard MuchaUsedom, 2008 Fussbank, lackfarbe, holz (fundstuck), aluminium, floatglass, etc.
57.5 x 104 x 21 cm
Sprüth Magers
The Clever Servant by Reinhard Mucha contemporary artwork
Reinhard MuchaThe Clever Servant, 2002 Aluminium, float glass, 1 B/W-laserchrome print framed, 5 photocopies, felt, video monitors, etc.
205.7 x 400.2 x 48.6 cm
Sprüth Magers
Knowing Whereby, Not Knowing With What, Knowing Where, Not KNowing Whereby (2007), 1983 by Reinhard Mucha contemporary artwork
Reinhard MuchaKnowing Whereby, Not Knowing With What, Knowing Where, Not KNowing Whereby (2007), 1983, 1983 Aluminium, float glass, akyld resin enamel, cardboard, blockboard, piezo-pigment-prints, paper
1332 x 192.8 x 28.8 cm
Sprüth Magers
Seelze by Reinhard Mucha contemporary artwork
Reinhard MuchaSeelze, 2012 Aluminium, Float glass, alkyd resin enamel painted on reverse of glass, steel, zinc sheet tub, felt
133.6 x 232.2 x 50.4 cm
Sprüth Magers

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Reinhard Mucha, Mucha Unnötig – Das Ende vom Lied at Sprüth Magers, Berlin
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27 April–10 August 2019 Reinhard Mucha Mucha Unnötig – Das Ende vom Lied Sprüth Magers, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Reinhard Mucha, Full Take at Sprüth Magers, London
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20 February–11 May 2019 Reinhard Mucha Full Take Sprüth Magers, London

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Reinhard Mucha’s Unsettling Precision Related Press Reinhard Mucha’s Unsettling Precision Hyperallergic : 20 April 2019

LONDON — Reinhard Mucha's work is unsettling. His clinical, precise sculptures are often disrupted by found objects or makeshift elements, such as packing tape, bubble wrap, and electrical cabling. Their complex titles contain multiple dates: no brackets around the numbers indicate when a piece was first made; square brackets indicate a...

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Here are the artists in the 2016 Taipei Biennial Related Press Here are the artists in the 2016 Taipei Biennial ARTNews : 8 July 2016

The Taipei Fine Arts Museum has announced the artists tapped for their 2016 Taipei Biennial, which takes place from September 10 this year through February 5 of 2017. Now in its tenth edition, the biennial this year takes on themes related to artistic and curatorial practices, and as per press release, 'embraces the catalytic role of museums in...

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