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Aesthetic Radicalism in 'Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery Ocula Report Aesthetic Radicalism in 'Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery 21 Jun 2019 : Sam Gaskin for Ocula

Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s, a major retrospective at Singapore's National Gallery (14 June–15 September 2019), opens emphatically in flames. At the exhibition's entrance, viewers encounter a wall-sized image from 1964 titled Burning Canvases Floating on the River. The photograph captures a performance by Lee Seung-taek, in which...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion Ocula Report 'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion 21 Jun 2019 : Emily Verla Bovino for Ocula

Without punctuation, She Said Why Me, the title of May Fung's 1989 video presents itself as a statement, rather than a question. It suggests a subject who expects no response, a person prepared to make what she can from being chosen though perplexed by the attention. The video follows a blindfolded woman, then unmasked, through late colonial-era...

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Wang Huangsheng

b. 1956, China

Wang Huangsheng is a prominent artist, curator and critic in the Chinese contemporary art scene. Trained in the tradition of "Shui Mo"- literati painting- Wang's practice has grown to encompass light installation and sculpture as well as painting. His well known monochrome works appear as webs produced from a single unbroken line. His father was a calligrapher and literati painter who passed on his skills to his son. But it was the artist's move to Beijing that proved formative, introducing the artist to leading intellectuals and creatives such as the poet Bei Dao.

Exploring the relation between visual languages and knowledge production, personal ethics and social responsibility, as well as the link between history and the present, Wang's roaming line attempts to break from limited ideas of continuity. Since July 2009, Wang Huangsheng is the director of a highly significant Chinese art space – Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Art Museum, Beijing, and he is the former director of the Guangdong Museum of Art. 

Featured Artworks

Moving Visions Series No.2 by Wang Huangsheng contemporary artwork
Wang HuangshengMoving Visions Series No.2, 2011 Ink on paper
123 x 125 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Moving Visions No. 20 by Wang Huangsheng contemporary artwork
Wang HuangshengMoving Visions No. 20, 2012 Ink on paper
70 x 70 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Vacancy Visions 2015010 by Wang Huangsheng contemporary artwork
Wang HuangshengVacancy Visions 2015010, 2015 Mixed media on paper
70 x 70 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Wang Huangsheng, FLUX at Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai
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1 June–20 July 2015 Wang Huangsheng FLUX Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai

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Found in major collections of institutions such as the V&A in London, Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, the Mantova Museum in Italy and the Hoffmann Collection in Germany, artworld veteran Wang Huangsheng is known for his ingenious take of the traditional medium of ink on paper. His current exhibition...

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