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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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Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables Ocula Conversation Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables

There is something irrepressibly compelling about the lewd animated videos of Wong Ping. Is it their flat surfaces rendered in popping colours? Or their dark narratives that resonate with the deepest recesses of the human psyche? They have been included in an impressive repertoire of group exhibitions in recent years, including One Hand Clapping at...

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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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Tatsuo Miyajima

b. 1957, Japan

Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan’s foremost sculptors and installation artists. Employing contemporary materials such as electric circuits, video, and computers, Miyajima’s supremely technological works have centred on his use of digital light-emitting diode (LED) counters, or ‘gadgets’ as he calls them, since the late 1980s. These numbers, flashing in continual and repetitious – though not necessarily sequential – cycles from 1 to 9, represent the journey from life to death, the finality of which is symbolized by ‘0’ or the zero point, which consequently never appears in his work. This theory derives partially from humanist ideas, the teachings of Buddhism, as well as from his core artistic concepts: ‘Keep Changing’, ‘Connect with All’, and ‘Goes on Forever’. Miyajima’s LED numerals have been presented in grids, towers, complex integrated groupings or circuits and as simple digital counters, but are all aligned with his interests in continuity, connection and eternity, as well as with the flow and span of time and space. ‘Time connects everything’, says Miyajima. ‘I want people to think about the universe and the human spirit.’

Featured Artworks

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C.T.C.S. Flower Dance no. 6 by Tatsuo Miyajima contemporary artwork
Tatsuo MiyajimaC.T.C.S. Flower Dance no. 6, 2017 Light Emitting Diode red, electric wire, mirror glass, stainless steel frame, unique
108 x 166 x 10 cm
Buchmann Galerie
Innumerable Counts Spiral - digital font by Tatsuo Miyajima contemporary artwork
Tatsuo MiyajimaInnumerable Counts Spiral - digital font, 2017 Archival inkjet print, unique
594 x 594 cm
Buchmann Galerie
Innumerable Counts Square - digital font by Tatsuo Miyajima contemporary artwork
Tatsuo MiyajimaInnumerable Counts Square - digital font, 2017 Archival inkjet print, unique
105 x 105 cm
Buchmann Galerie
Innumerable Counts Circle - handwritten font by Tatsuo Miyajima contemporary artwork
Tatsuo MiyajimaInnumerable Counts Circle - handwritten font, 2017 Archival inkjet print, unique
105 x 105 cm
Buchmann Galerie
Life Liquid type-O by Tatsuo Miyajima contemporary artwork
Tatsuo MiyajimaLife Liquid type-O, 2018 Sphere-shaped glass
30 x 48 x 48 cm
Lisson Gallery
Time Waterfall-panel #12 by Tatsuo Miyajima contemporary artwork
Tatsuo MiyajimaTime Waterfall-panel #12, 2018 Computer graphics, LED display
336 x 64 x 32 cm
Lisson Gallery
Innumerable Life/Buddha MMD-01 by Tatsuo Miyajima contemporary artwork
Tatsuo MiyajimaInnumerable Life/Buddha MMD-01, 2018 Light Emitting Diode, IC, electric wire, steel, stainless, Transformer. LED type 'Time Hundred' (Red) 25 plates
126.5 x 126.5 x 10 cm
Lisson Gallery
Counter Painting on Chinese dress - Gold by Tatsuo Miyajima contemporary artwork
Tatsuo MiyajimaCounter Painting on Chinese dress - Gold, 2017 Acrylic (Liquitex PRIME Acrylic Bright Gold) on Chinese dress of Qing Dynasty
73.2 x 134.5 cm
Lisson Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s (Part II) at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
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6 April–19 May 2019 Group Exhibition Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s (Part II) Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Love is Metaphysical Gravity at Lisson Gallery, Shanghai
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22 March–11 May 2019 Group Exhibition Love is Metaphysical Gravity Lisson Gallery, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s (Part I) at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
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14 February–23 March 2019 Group Exhibition Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s (Part I) Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

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In Ocula Magazine

Tatsuo Miyajima Ocula Conversation Tatsuo Miyajima Artist, Japan

Every artist has a lover. Yves Klein has blue. Louise Bourgeois has the spider. Ed Ruscha has words. The Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima has numbers; he paints them on the folds of bright kimonos, he draws them in sketchbooks, he fills walls, floors, pools of water and piles of coal with glowing numerals. His shirts are tailor made with numbers...

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'Mission [Spacexart]: Beyond Cosmologies' And 'Chronicle 1995' At The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo Ocula Report 'Mission [Spacexart]: Beyond Cosmologies' And 'Chronicle 1995' At The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo 29 Jul 2014 : Annabel James for Ocula

Too many Tokyoites miss the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) altogether. Beyond both the Ueno museums and the network of newer art spaces in Roppongi, this institution of first-class exhibition facilities, a vast pubic art library and one of the most significant global collections of contemporary Japanese art takes you by surprise in Old...

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In Related Press

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Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor and Marina Abramović lead major new exhibition Everything At Once at Store Studios Related Press Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor and Marina Abramović lead major new exhibition Everything At Once at Store Studios The Vinyl Factory : 8 September 2017

This October, Store Studios will host Everything At Once, an extensive off-site exhibition featuring 24 artists currently shown at Lisson Gallery in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

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'Time, Light, Japan': Japanese art from the 1990s to now at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Related Press 'Time, Light, Japan': Japanese art from the 1990s to now at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Art Radar Journal : 4 April 2017

From 17 December 2016 to 30 April 2017 the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney presents Time, light, Japan: Japanese art 1990s to now. The exhibition explores time and light through video, photography, sound and installation from the 1990s to now. Drawing from the gallery's collection, the exhibition brings together the works of eight Japanese...

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Tatsuo Miyajima: connect with everything | time, light, japan: japanese art 1990s to now Related Press Tatsuo Miyajima: connect with everything | time, light, japan: japanese art 1990s to now Artlink : 30 January 2017

It's something of a cliché in Western art history that canons shake when revolutions sound. Social change precipitates stylistic reinvention and the same can be said in reverse. Although they might gesture back, time and style share an aggressively forward momentum. Over a career spanning more than three decades, Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima has...

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The Art of Numbers: Japan's Tatsuo Miyajima at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Related Press The Art of Numbers: Japan's Tatsuo Miyajima at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Art Radar Journal : 27 January 2017

Born in Tokyo in 1957 and based in Ibaraki, Japan, Tatsuo Miyajima is well-known for his sculptures and room-scale installations, which have as their centre point the use of light and numbers. He often incorporated contemporary technological materials such as electric circuits, video and computers. Since the late 1980s he has focused on LED...

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