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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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The struggle for self-restraint was evident in both curious adults and impatient children alike, their eyes and appetites appraising towers of neatly stacked chocolate and vanilla wafers, pristine rivers of bright blue frosting lined with piped, green trees—all of which awaited the inevitable fate forewarned by the title of Song Dong's...

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10 Highlights from the inaugural Kathmandu Triennale 2017 Related Press 10 Highlights from the inaugural Kathmandu Triennale 2017 Art Radar Journal : 10 April 2017

The Kathmandu Triennale is an event developed on the back of past success of the Kathmandu International Art Festival, held in 2009 and 2012. The inaugural edition of Kathmandu Triennale (KT 2017) takes ‘The City’ as a thematic starting point – a catalyst to explore the many socio-cultural and political issues embedded in urban settings. Francis...

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'Where can the dust alight' at Pace, Hong Kong Related Press 'Where can the dust alight' at Pace, Hong Kong 13 November 2016

A group exhibition at Pace Hong Kong borrows its name from a 7th century stanza by the Buddhist monk Hui-neng, which embodies the Buddhist core philosophy of constant reflection, but also the notion of life without meaning, within a few profound words: “There is no Bodhi tree/Nor stand of a mirror bright/Since all is void/Where can the dust...

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Song Dong: video art, a beam of visible and intangible 'light' Related Press Song Dong: video art, a beam of visible and intangible 'light' CAFA art info : 4 September 2016

On July 2, 2016, Time Test International Video Art Research Exhibition was unveiled at CAFA Art Museum. The exhibition is divided into two parts including Moving Time: Video Art at 50, 1965-2015 and Screen Test: Chinese Video Art since the 1980s, aimed at taking the development of video art as the axis, the use of the two parts mutually echo each...

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Animating the antiquated: Collective performances with Song Dong's 'Communal Courtyard' Related Press Animating the antiquated: Collective performances with Song Dong's 'Communal Courtyard' ArtAsiaPacific : 26 July 2016

Last October, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) announced that it would be mounting an exhibition to showcase its newest acquisition by Beijing-based conceptual artist Song Dong, who is known for his multi-piece installations and performances that deal with the everyday. Comprised of 100 vintage Chinese wardrobe doors, Dong’s seminal...

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Discussion on video art research in the context of globalisation: 'Time Test' is unveiled Related Press Discussion on video art research in the context of globalisation: 'Time Test' is unveiled CAFA ART INFO : 12 July 2016

At 2:30 pm on July 2, 2016, Time Test – International Video Art Research Exhibition was unveiled at CAFA Art Museum. The exhibition is jointly hosted by Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A. and CAFA Art Museum. In the axis of the development course of the video art, the project presents...

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China’s Yinchuan City to host its first biennale in September 2016 Related Press China’s Yinchuan City to host its first biennale in September 2016 e-flux : 1 June 2016

Madam Liu, Director of Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan (MOCA Yinchuan), announced today that the museum will hold its first biennale. To be curated by internationally acclaimed artist, curator and co-founder of Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Bose Krishnamachari, the exhibition will be held from September 9 to December 18, 2016 on the premises of MOCA...

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5 Asian Megacities at Museum of Fine Arts Boston Related Press 5 Asian Megacities at Museum of Fine Arts Boston Art Radar : 17 May 2016

Museum of Fine Arts Boston exhibits immersive contemporary art installations and sculptures inspired by the changing landscapes of Shanghai, Beijing, Delhi, Seoul and Mumbai.

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Asian artists take on their megacities Related Press Asian artists take on their megacities The Wall Street Journal : 4 April 2016

A giant snake slinks across the ceiling in one gallery of Megacities Asia—the biggest contemporary exhibition in the history of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at least in terms of square footage. The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei created the “snake” artwork from 350 identical black, white and green backpacks to respond to his...

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DSL collection announce the release of dslmagazine Issue 8 - Installation Art in China. In anticipation of Art Basel Hong Kong, this issue puts the spotlight on installation art, one of the most dynamic and popular media in Chinese contemporary art. Caroline Ha Thuc, author of Contemporary Art in Hong Kong, guest authors the...

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M+ Sigg Collection Exhibition Related Press M+ Sigg Collection Exhibition WestKowloon : 24 February 2016

Comprising more than eighty works by fifty artists – including Ai Weiwei, Fang Lijun, Geng Jianyi, Huang Yong Ping, Zhang Peili, and Zhang Xiaogang – this is the first-ever chronological exhibition about the emergence of Chinese contemporary art. It shows both the development of Chinese contemporary art and a glimpse of the collection...

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Chinese artist Song Dong's latest exhibition 'Sketch' takes over two venues in Hong Kong Related Press Chinese artist Song Dong's latest exhibition 'Sketch' takes over two venues in Hong Kong Art Radar Journal : 17 November 2015

On 7 October 2015, leading Chinese conceptual artist Song Dong’s solo exhibition Sketch, featuring works whose themes, media and creative processes revolve around food, opened simultaneously at Duddell’s and Pace Gallery – venues just two blocks apart in Hong Kong’s bustling Central district.The works presented in these...

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One show, two spaces: Song Dong at Duddell's and Pace Gallery Related Press One show, two spaces: Song Dong at Duddell's and Pace Gallery Wallpaper* : 19 October 2015

Hong Kong is fast becoming a year-round cultural hub with an increasing number of intriguing smaller exhibitions filling gaps between the city’s blockbuster art auctions and fairs. The latest is a remarkable show by the inventive conceptual artist Song Dong, simultaneously hosted by the Ilse Crawford-designed restaurant-bar-art institution...

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New Contemporary Art Museum Opens In Shanghai Related Press New Contemporary Art Museum Opens In Shanghai by Lisa Movius for The Art Newspaper / 19 Dec. 2014 : 23 December 2014

The Shanghai Twenty-First Century Minsheng Art Museum (M21) is the privately owned Minsheng Banking Corporation’s second and largest contemporary art museum in Shanghai. Housed in the former French Pavilion of the 2010 World Expo, designed by Jacques Ferrier as a temporary structure and overhauled into a museum by Zhu Pei, it is much further...

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The 4Th Installment Of 'Beijing Voice' At Pace Beijing Related Press The 4Th Installment Of 'Beijing Voice' At Pace Beijing Sue Wang for Cafa Art Info / 18 December 2014 : 19 December 2013

The group exhibition, Beijing Voice: Relations presented by Pace Beijing was open on December 10th, 2013 and the exhibition continues to focus on the field and phenomenon of Chinese contemporary art. In an open and creative forum, it deconstructs, restructures and presents Pace Gallery‘s understanding of today’s art environment. The...

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Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China explores how contemporary works from a non-Western culture may be displayed in an encyclopedic art museum. It is the first time for the Metropolitan to present a major exhibition of Chinese contemporary art. Presented in the Museum’s permanent galleries for Chinese art, the exhibition features...

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