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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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Wang Gongxin

b. 1960, China

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Hailed as a pioneering video artist in China, he is one of the first to use digital editing in his practice. His solo exhibition in Hong Kong runs at White Cube until 11 November 2017. Rotation is Chinese artist Wang Gongxin's first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. The artist is known for his video art, and is one of the pioneers in using recording...

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Preview: 9 highlights from Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 Related Press Preview: 9 highlights from Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 Art Radar Journal : 22 March 2017

This year Art Basel Hong Kong features strong representation from galleries with bases in Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, as well as from Hong Kong and Mainland China. Out of the new galleries participating this year, ten are from Asia: A+ Contemporary, Bank, C-Space, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, imura art gallery, Jhaveri...

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At the Shanghai Biennale, a Desire to Disrupt the Status Quo Related Press At the Shanghai Biennale, a Desire to Disrupt the Status Quo Hyperallergic : 25 January 2017

A gigantic metallic structure resembling a crashed airplane beckons from the second level of the vast Shanghai Power Station of Art that is host to the 11th edition of the Shanghai Biennale. Designed by the Chinese collective MouSen+MSG, the structure is titled The Great Chain of Being – Planet Trilogy (2016), and you can actually venture inside...

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'WHY NOT ASK AGAIN?': SHANGHAI BIENNALE ADDRESSES CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES, WITH SPECTACLE AND GRACE Related Press 'WHY NOT ASK AGAIN?': SHANGHAI BIENNALE ADDRESSES CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES, WITH SPECTACLE AND GRACE ARTNews : 22 January 2017

A case can be made that the Shanghai Biennale, widely regarded as a perfunctory affair, too disorganized and lackluster to justify its existence, now has the potential to intelligently introduce international contemporary art into a scene until recently dominated by Chinese art. And this year, that goal seems within reach, under the curatorial...

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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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The Real Guerrilla Girls, Galerie Lelong, New York Related Press The Real Guerrilla Girls, Galerie Lelong, New York Aesthetica : 28 April 2016

When science fiction writer Bruce Sterling introduced the notion of ‘atemporality for creative artists’ he crystallised a powerful new notion, not just in art but in life. Atemporality in his vision of web culture is a thing that allows us to reimagine history as we surf the Internet, simultaneously experiencing the past, present and...

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Wang Gongxin At The Ngv, Melbourne Related Press Wang Gongxin At The Ngv, Melbourne Robert Nelson for The Sydney Morning Herald / 24 June 2014 : 27 June 2014

In a large and impressive video installation by Wang Gongxin, the world is in shuddering chaos. Nothing holds its mass without frenetic vibration. High-heel shoes, bamboo, coins, tables, even breasts or blubber on the belly, join in a cacophony of quivers. The world is in fever, as if its equilibrium has gone haywire.With the title of Relating...

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Wang Gongxin At The Ngv, Melbourne Related Press Wang Gongxin At The Ngv, Melbourne Dan Rule for The Sydney Morning Herald / 12 April 2014 : 14 April 2014

Modern China's place in the contemporary imagination is far removed from the poetic and sensuous. The world's industrial powerhouse conjures thoughts of sprawling vertical cities, thronging crowds and dirty, hulking industry. Wang Gongxin's video practice transforms slivers of China's everyday reality into rich, multi-channel...

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