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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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Robert Longo

b. 1953, USA

Robert Longo is an American artist whose practice encompasses drawing, painting, film, photography, music, performance, and sculpture. Longo began his studies in sculpture at the University of North Texas before he eventually received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Buffalo State College in 1975. There he studied under, and was undeniably influenced by, photorealist artist Joseph Piccillo.

Longo’s background in sculpture has heavily influenced the graphite and charcoal drawings for which he is most well-known. Many of his drawings exhibit a three-dimensionality that recalls his early studies. The subjects in Longo’s works, from sharks and tigers to people, are simply modelled in graphite rather than clay. Among Longo’s most notable works are his charcoal drawings from the Men in the Cities series for which he captured in photographs, subjects in contorted, moving poses. These were then enlarged and drawn. The subjects are dressed in rather formal clothing and confined to a colour palette of strictly black and white.

His series of black American flags, aptly titled Black Flags, show Longo’s artistic transition into creating works that comment on contemporarily relevant themes of power and authority. Longo’s large scale drawings of handguns from the mid 1990s expand on these themes and provide a possible critique of American society.

The artist’s recent solo exhibitions have included Luminous Discontent at Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris (2016); The Invention of Zero at Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf (2015); Gang of Cosmos at Metro Pictures, New York (2014); The Capitol Project at The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut (2012); and Mysterious Heart at Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid (2011). His work can be found in collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Ludwig Museum, Cologne; the Albertina, Vienna; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

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Featured Artworks

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Untitled (Portrait of Hubris) by Robert Longo contemporary artwork
Robert LongoUntitled (Portrait of Hubris), 2018 Charcoal on mounted paper
177.8 x 243.8 cm
Metro Pictures
Icarus Rising by Robert Longo contemporary artwork
Robert LongoIcarus Rising, 2019 Single channel video projection with sound, duration: 9 min 44 sec
Metro Pictures
Study of Torn Flag by Robert Longo contemporary artwork
Robert LongoStudy of Torn Flag, 2018 Ink and charcoal on vellum
53.7 x 71 cm
Metro Pictures
Untitled (White House) by Robert Longo contemporary artwork
Robert LongoUntitled (White House), 2019 Charcoal on mounted paper
243.8 x 711.2 cm
Metro Pictures
Death Star 2018 by Robert Longo contemporary artwork
Robert LongoDeath Star 2018, 2018 Approximately 40,000 inert bullets (brass, copper, lead) welded to the frame; steel I-beams; steel chain
646.4 x 646.4 x 365.8 cm
Metro Pictures
Study of Jet Boy by Robert Longo contemporary artwork
Robert LongoStudy of Jet Boy, 2019 Ink and charcoal on vellum
60 x 53.3 cm
Metro Pictures
Untitled (Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue Removal; Memphis, 2017) by Robert Longo contemporary artwork
Robert LongoUntitled (Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue Removal; Memphis, 2017), 2018 Charcoal on mounted paper
177.8 x 304.8 cm
Metro Pictures

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Robert Longo, Amerika at Metro Pictures, New York
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25 April–25 May 2019 Robert Longo Amerika Metro Pictures, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Robert Longo, The Destroyer Cycle at Metro Pictures, New York
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3 May–17 June 2017 Robert Longo The Destroyer Cycle Metro Pictures, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Robert Longo, Gang of Cosmos at Metro Pictures, New York
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10 April–23 May 2014 Robert Longo Gang of Cosmos Metro Pictures, New York

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