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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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Robin Graubard

b. 1951, USA

Robin Graubard's work, over the past 40 years, has explored and blurred the boundaries between documentary, autobiography, fiction. In the 1980s, Graubard documented aspects of the Lower East Side punk scenes and the nocturnal hustle of a then still dangerous Times Square but also travelled to Eastern Europe, Jamaica and Hawaii. Travelling both East and West on a political and poetical map, Graubard occupies a hard-to-define position in relation to her subjects. There remains a sense of the unresolved at play in her art, a nagging sense that something remains unsaid.

Robin Graubard was born in 1951 and lives and works in New York, USA. She studied film and dance and received a BFA in 1977 from NYU Film School. She has shown her work previously in solo exhibitions at JTT, New York; White Columns, New York and Anthology Film Archives, New York. Group shows include White Columns, New York; Participant Inc., New York and Photographic Research Center, Boston. Her photographs have been published in The New York Times, Paris Match, The Guardian, Time, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Die Welt and others.

Her work is part of the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

Featured Artworks

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Through A Looking Glass by Robin Graubard contemporary artwork
Robin GraubardThrough A Looking Glass, 1995 Lambda print
38.1 x 57.8 cm
Office Baroque
pink rose (NY) by Robin Graubard contemporary artwork
Robin Graubardpink rose (NY), 2016 Pigment print
36.2 x 53.2 cm
Office Baroque
Slam dancing by Robin Graubard contemporary artwork
Robin GraubardSlam dancing, 1985 Lambda print
40 x 50 cm
Office Baroque
ska punks - CBGB's by Robin Graubard contemporary artwork
Robin Graubardska punks - CBGB's, c. 1979 Lambda print
39.5 x 58.5 cm
Office Baroque
Earthquake - Pink Hotel by Robin Graubard contemporary artwork
Robin GraubardEarthquake - Pink Hotel, 2007 Lambda print
39 x 57.2 cm
Office Baroque
350A8145 by Robin Graubard contemporary artwork
Robin Graubard350A8145, 2014 Pigment print
28.5 x 37.8 cm
Office Baroque
Walk by Robin Graubard contemporary artwork
Robin GraubardWalk, c. 1989/2008 Archival silverprint
48.3 x 33.7 cm
Office Baroque
kim + manon by Robin Graubard contemporary artwork
Robin Graubardkim + manon, 1985/2005 Lambda workprint
27.9 x 35.6 cm
Office Baroque

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Robin Graubard, Random Access at Office Baroque, Brussels
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16 March–18 April 2019 Robin Graubard Random Access Office Baroque, Brussels
Contemporary art exhibition, Robin Graubard, Take a Picture It Lasts Longer at Office Baroque, Brussels
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18 November 2017–27 January 2018 Robin Graubard Take a Picture It Lasts Longer Office Baroque, Brussels

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Exposées pour la première fois en Europe, les images de Robin Graubard retracent 40 années d'une existence dans les marges. Related Press Exposées pour la première fois en Europe, les images de Robin Graubard retracent 40 années d'une existence dans les marges. Focus Le Vif : 13 December 2017

Take a Picture It Lasts Longer. Le titre est de ceux que l’on aime. Il va comme un gant autravail de Robin Graubard (États-Unis, 1951) qui s’est souvent plu à en raconter l’origine.La scène se déroule en 1963 dans un cinéma new-yorkais. Âgée de douze ans, Robin a emmené sa frangine voir _From Russia with Love-, le dernier James Bond.

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Robin Graubard Related Press Robin Graubard Art in America : 30 October 2015

Robin Graubard’s life is essentially the bohemian existence a certain swath of New York transplants had in mind when deciding to move here—the kind filled with recollections like, say, seeing Joey Ramone play an intimate set in an East Village commune. The life glimpsed in the 85 photographs in jungle, the artist’s first show at JTT, seems...

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Robin Graubard JTT / New York Related Press Robin Graubard JTT / New York Flash Art : 11 August 2015

Graubard has been photographing her native New York since the early ’80s. As a photojournalist and artist, the slight, shy figure is able to vanish behind the camera that mostly obscures her face, an unintimidating presence able to get disarmingly close to subjects that are normally wary of documentation.

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Robin Graubard Related Press Robin Graubard Artforum : 3 April 2011

The exhibition is provocatively installed so as to highlight shifts in scale, printing techniques, and framing. These evoke the relevance of photographs as material objects, as much as the subject matter speaks to the exhibition’s reigning theme of the consequences, and benefits, of nonconformity.

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