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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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Thomas Ruff

b. 1958, Germany

Thomas Ruff’s photography suggests the possibilities of his chosen medium, as he might use digital manipulation for one subject and antiquated darkroom techniques for another. Ruff works in series, creating defined bodies of work whose subjects include empty domestic interiors, appropriated interplanetary images captured by NASA, abstractions of modernist architecture, three-dimensional computer-generated Pop imagery, and obscured pornography. Ruff’s portraiture series of the early 1980s (his first to receive critical acclaim) featured groupings of large three-quarter portraits like so many passport photos; their enlarged scale offered a startling level of legibility. Though these, like many of his photographic series, seem to beg a sociocultural interpretation, perhaps the most constant feature in Ruff’s career is his disavowal of such a reading. Instead Ruff focuses on aesthetics and process, building an eclectic oeuvre not defined by genre, method, or theme, but rather by stark imagery, relative conceptual seriality of subject, and the clever subversion of the printed image.

Featured Artworks

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neg◊_marey_03 by Thomas Ruff contemporary artwork
Thomas Ruffneg◊_marey_03, 2016 Chromogenic print
8 1/8 x 11 5/8 inches
David Zwirner
neg◊marey_02 by Thomas Ruff contemporary artwork
Thomas Ruffneg◊marey_02, 2016 Chromogenic print
8 3/4 x 12 3/8 inches
David Zwirner
cassini 30 by Thomas Ruff contemporary artwork
Thomas Ruffcassini 30, 2009 Chromogenic print
42 5/8 x 42 5/8 inches
David Zwirner
cassini 34 by Thomas Ruff contemporary artwork
Thomas Ruffcassini 34, 2011 Chromogenic print
42 5/8 x 42 5/8 inches
David Zwirner
cassini 22 by Thomas Ruff contemporary artwork
Thomas Ruffcassini 22, 2009 Chromogenic print
42 5/8 x 42 5/8 inches
David Zwirner
nudes ck12 by Thomas Ruff contemporary artwork
Thomas Ruffnudes ck12, 2012 Chromogenic print with Diasec
60 5/8 x 43 3/8 inches
David Zwirner
em.phg.03 by Thomas Ruff contemporary artwork
Thomas Ruffem.phg.03, 2013 Chromogenic print with Diasec
94 x 72 3/8 inches
David Zwirner
STE 2.25 (14h 18m / -40°) by Thomas Ruff contemporary artwork
Thomas RuffSTE 2.25 (14h 18m / -40°), 1992 Chromogenic print with Diasec
102 3/8 x 74 inches
David Zwirner

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Thomas Ruff, Transforming Photography at David Zwirner, Hong Kong
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22 May–29 June 2019 Thomas Ruff Transforming Photography David Zwirner, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Collector's Focus: Tarana Sawhney Online Viewing Room at David Zwirner, New York
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30 January–18 February 2019 Group Exhibition Collector's Focus: Tarana Sawhney Online Viewing Room David Zwirner
Contemporary art exhibition, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Ruff at Galería OMR, Mexico City
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21 September–15 December 2018 Thomas Ruff Thomas Ruff Galería OMR, Mexico City

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Photography Or Not: A Report From The Düsseldorf Photo Weekend Ocula Report Photography Or Not: A Report From The Düsseldorf Photo Weekend 19 Feb 2014 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

People are always surprised when I say Düsseldorf is a cool city. But come on: the legacy of the Düsseldorf Art Academy (aka. the Kunstakademie) is enough, even without factoring in the 19th century Düsseldorf School of Painting, or the 20th century Düsseldorf School of Photography spearheaded by the Bechers and developed by their students...

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In Related Press

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Thomas Ruff's vintage photo-works make art from artifice Related Press Thomas Ruff's vintage photo-works make art from artifice Wallpaper* : 14 July 2017

A couple of years ago, while browsing Ebay for vintage photographs, German photographer Thomas Ruff happened upon a collection of mid-century press photos featuring models, crime scenes and astronauts in space, the kind used by old newspapers and magazines.

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A class apart: a new show explores the radical approach of the Bechers and their students Related Press A class apart: a new show explores the radical approach of the Bechers and their students Wallpaper* : 30 April 2017

In 1959, photography was still struggling to be an art form. Bernd and Hilla Becher were a young couple living in Düsseldorf, making conceptual art together. Bernd had studied painting and typography, while Hilla had completed an apprenticeship as a photographer. They began to collaborate, systematically taking pictures on an 8 x 10 of things that...

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At Zabludowicz Collection, artists test the parameters between authenticity and artifice Related Press At Zabludowicz Collection, artists test the parameters between authenticity and artifice Wallpaper* : 28 April 2017

Fact or fiction? That's the main question posed by a curious new exhibition of contemporary photography at the Zabludowicz Collection in London. On view until 9 July, You Are Looking At Something That Never Occurred draws from the gallery's archive to present seminal works by 14 artists who use the camera to test the parameters between past and...

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Thomas Ruff: in the grand scheme of things Related Press Thomas Ruff: in the grand scheme of things The Japan Times : 26 October 2016

Thomas Ruff is one of the key figures of photography in the postmodern era, and his retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, will probably already be pencilled into your calendar if you have any interest in contemporary art.His work, along with that of other notable alumni of the Dusseldorf School of photography who were mentored by...

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