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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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Tetsuya Ishida

(1973 - 2005), Japan

Born in 1973, Shizuoka Japan, Tetsuya Ishida was a promising young artist living and working in Tokyo until he passed away in 2005.

In most of his works, strains of the Japanese society came up as the result of its economical and technological growth in the 80s and its deep economical depression in the 90s are implied as a main theme. Instead of portraying these issues in an offensive manner, the artist uses himself as a motif to show his personal sympathy to the people in struggle.

Ishida had a usual childhood and was a perfectly adjusted student. However, during high school, his anxieties towards Japanese society and educational system developed. He found it to be an authoritarian and oppressive system as it’s shown in Prisoner (1999) that depicts this period in his life. In this painting, a man’s body is stuck in a school building with no energy to move or even think.

The sarin gas attack that took place at a subway station in Tokyo in 1995 gravely affected the artist and he even mentions it in his journal: 'One characteristic of Japanese psychology is the idea that all the Japanese people understand each other', meaning that all Japanese are expected to think in the same way which may be the cause of an oppressive system. Ishida describes the perpetrator of this crime as: 'A Japanese who was not in sync with everyone else.' Ishida shows his sympathy towards individuals who have isolated themselves because of the pressures of society, as he feels the same.

In Rehabilitation (2003), Ishida paints himself upside down resembling a cocoon hanging from a tree branch. In this painting, the outdoors are brought indoors, a recurring feature of his work. His head is metamorphosed with a wheel on his paintings. Ishida frequently merged his figure with mundane objects such as hangers, microscopes, backpacks and lavatories. Holes on his body give the impression of hollowness. He seems to depict a state of mind, the emptiness of his brain. He is asleep as if to recharge his energy, hence the IV drip attached to his body.

Baggage (1998) portrays bodies of identical men in the shape of boxes. Again, Ishida uses himself as a motif. Ishida objectifies human beings, getting out of a train. Humans are treated as cargos. The artist is depicting the daily life in the big Japanese cities, where the contemporary men have no space to develop their own individuality.

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Yes! After months and months of speculation, prayers, and rumors, the Venice Biennale has released the artist list for its 56th edition, “All the World’s Futures,” which is being curated by Okwui Enwezor. At a quick glance, it looks like a thrillingly eclectic list, counting among its participants giants like Bruce Nauman, Adrian...

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