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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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Inga Svala Thórsdóttir & Wu Shanzhuan

b. 1966, Iceland

Inga Svala Thórsdóttir and Wu Shanzhua began working together in the early 1990's. Their partnership goes beyond collaboration, for as Wu remarks, their meeting was a formative experience that allowed for a symbiotic creative dialogue. Wu's extreme complexity of though is mirrored in Thórsdóttir's extreme purity, a polarity that is evident in the insight and perspective that they bring to their works. Since 1992, most of the projects intiated in Wu's name have in fact been collaborative efforts. Their first breakthrough came with the improvisation of 'rainbow aesthetics' which involved the colation of a thousand shades of red taken from supermarket items, mixing ideology with commercial artifacts, propaganda with material desire. This was followed by the Thorsdottir's Pulverisation Service which offered to grind all manner of things into powder. Characteristic of their practice is the utter equality with which they treat all objects, valuable or not. 

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Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Inga Svala Thórsdóttir & Wu Shanzhuan, Quote! Quote! Quote! at Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
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22 March–18 May 2018 Inga Svala Thórsdóttir & Wu Shanzhuan Quote! Quote! Quote! Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group exhibition, Beyond the Grid at STPI, Singapore
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14 November–31 December 2014 Group exhibition Beyond the Grid STPI, Singapore

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Inga Svala Thórsdóttir Ocula Conversation Inga Svala Thórsdóttir Artists

Since meeting in Iceland in 1990, Inga Svala Thórsdóttir and Wu Shanzhuan have developed a cosmic database of signs, words and forms as a result of their continual and unbiased questioning of the nature of things. 'Our studio was basically a piece of A4 paper,' explains Thórsdóttir, recounting the initial years of their collaboration. From this...

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Taipei Biennial: Planet Earth Defence Command Ocula Report Taipei Biennial: Planet Earth Defence Command 28 Oct 2014 : Sam Gaskin for Ocula

Like the Earth itself, the debate about what to call the current geological epoch is getting heated. For 11,700 years, since the end of the last ice age, we’ve been living in the Holocene, the temperate climate in which human civilization has thrived. But Nobel Prize-winning chemist Paul Crutzen argues that now mankind has become the most...

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When maths meets art: Inga Svala Thórsdóttir and Wu Shanzhuan at Hanart TZ Related Press When maths meets art: Inga Svala Thórsdóttir and Wu Shanzhuan at Hanart TZ Art Radar : 10 November 2015

Artists-cum-science-enthusiasts fuse mathematics with art via rigorous methodology and fascinating philosophical concepts. “Circles Vibration – Bracket Bridge” at Hong Kong’s Hanart TZ Gallery showcases unique conceptual works that reach beyond the senses to tickle the mind.

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