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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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Thukral & Tagra

India

Thukral and Tagra have been working collaboratively since 2004. Their inspiration begins with the reality of old values mixed with their ideas of modern times in the Punjabi culture of Northern India. These versatile artists play on the refined symbolism between advertising, branding, and domestic retail through painting, sculpture, installation and video. Thukral & Tagra project the visual culture of young Indian dreams and aspirations today.

Featured Artworks

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Present Continuous by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork
Thukral & TagraPresent Continuous, 2017 Film projection (20 min)
Pearl Lam Galleries
Mythological Induction - Kalki, Study
II (Fig. 8) by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork
Thukral & TagraMythological Induction - Kalki, Study II (Fig. 8), 2019 Oil on canvas
101.6 x 76.2 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Buddha, Study II by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork
Thukral & TagraBuddha, Study II, 2019 Oil on canvas
213 x 213 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
(Beautiful bosedk) Six days a week by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork
Thukral & Tagra(Beautiful bosedk) Six days a week, 2009 Lithography, screen print, collage, hand cut, hand paint, misu paper, air brush, laser cut acrylic constructed on laminated STPI handmade stencil shaped paper, cast paper, pigmented paper pulp, and me
190 x 154 x 15 cm
STPI
Attractively Awful (b) by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork
Thukral & TagraAttractively Awful (b), 2009 Relief print, lithography, screen print, collage, airbrush, hand cut, construction on STPI handmade cotton paper formed on European style mould and deckle.
102 x 76.5 x 1 cm
STPI

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Thukral & Tagra, Double Bounce at Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
Closed
11 April–26 May 2019 Thukral & Tagra Double Bounce Pearl Lam Galleries, Dempsey Hill, Singapore
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Absorption as a Way of Seeing 凝觀 at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
Closed
27 August–10 September 2018 Group Exhibition Absorption as a Way of Seeing 凝觀 Pearl Lam Galleries, Pedder Street, Hong Kong

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In Ocula Magazine

Thukral and Tagra Ocula Conversation Thukral and Tagra

Over the past 15 years, Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra have developed a collaborative practice of painting, sculpture, design, installation, interactive games, and experimental participatory exercises. Their work spans a range of interests and subject matter: from their early explorations into globalised consumer culture and diasporic Indian...

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Serge Tiroche Ocula Conversation Serge Tiroche Co-founder, the Tiroche DeLeon Collection

With an ultra slick website that enables easy navigation of its 400 plus artworks from many of the leading artists of today, the Tiroche DeLeon Collection is unique in its focus and ownership structure. Established in 2011 by Serge Tiroche and Russ DeLeon, the collection is focused on artworks by both recognised masters, and emerging talent from...

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In Related Press

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Thukral and Tagra: Bread, Circuses and TBD; Kimsooja: To Breathe – review Related Press Thukral and Tagra: Bread, Circuses and TBD; Kimsooja: To Breathe – review The Guardian : 7 April 2019

A new gallery has opened in the rolling green paradise of Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Or rather an ace cafe with a space for art. The new Weston building, a visitor centre designed by architects Feilden Fowles, is light-filled, airy and undoubtedly beautiful, its concrete and polished plaster tinted to match the sandstone bedrock of this glorious...

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New Delhi art duo Thukral & Tagra for India Art Fair Related Press New Delhi art duo Thukral & Tagra for India Art Fair Wallpaper* : 1 February 2018

New Delhi art duo Thukral & Tagra explore memory in their installation for India Art Fair.Once art directors in the world of advertising, Indian art duo Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra - informally known as T&T - have been collaborating since 2000, producing their darkly witty works across a range of mediums including painting, film,...

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The Contemporary Canvas Related Press The Contemporary Canvas The Indian Express : 4 February 2017

From being a forum that brings artists from all over the world to one that will focus on South Asia, India Art Fair (IAF) has changed its course over the nine editions since it debuted in 2008. The transformation was obvious when the four-day event opened on February 2 at NSIC grounds in Okhla.Dominated by artwork from India, followed by...

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Critic’s Guide: New Delhi Related Press Critic’s Guide: New Delhi Frieze : 2 February 2017

Visual artist and researcher Sonia Mehra Chawla's artistic practice traverses notions of selfhood, nature, ecology and sustainability. Currently a visiting artist and researcher at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation India, Sonia's ongoing project Critical membrane is on show at Exhibit 320.This exhibition focuses on her artistic enquiry into the...

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