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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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Yeondoo Jung

b. 1969, South Korea

Interested in the mediated reality of contemporary life, Yeondoo Jung's video and photographs portary a surreal and fantastical vision of the everyday. Describing his own work as more documentary than mise-en-scene, the artist invites participants to enact heroic situations. The chance encounters that result are often startling yet attempt to situate viewers in the present. In this sense Jung's works are anti-illusionist.

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Seoul - Get, Set, Go! The Seoul Art Race Ocula Report Seoul - Get, Set, Go! The Seoul Art Race 7 Jun 2013 : Mark Waugh for Ocula

So everyone who went to the opening of the 55th Biennale of Venice knows that the art world moves at curious speeds. You see movers and shakers lost in chat and apparently blind to the works on the wall or asleep on their feet in queues for the ‘Must See Pavilion’. Well one of the slowest moving of these was for Kimsooja's Korean...

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In Related Press

7 East Asian photographers from the Deutsche Bank Collection 1970-2010 Related Press 7 East Asian photographers from the Deutsche Bank Collection 1970-2010 Art Radar Journal : 3 January 2016

Tokyo’s Hara Museum of Contemporary Art is exhibiting a selection of photographs from Deutsche Bank’s collection of over 60,000 works until 11 January 2016. Art Radar highlights seven Asian photographers from the Collection’s first ever showcase of international photography.Time Present: Photography from the Deutsche Bank...

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Yeondoo Jung: D'ici et d'ailleurs at MAC/VAL Related Press Yeondoo Jung: D'ici et d'ailleurs at MAC/VAL MAC/VAL : 25 October 2015

Yeondoo Jung’s solo exhibition at the Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (MAC/VAL) will open from October 24, 2015 to March 6, 2016. A part of the Année France-Corée 2015-2016 in celebration of the 130th year of diplomacy between France and Korea, the artist participated in the residency program at MAC/VAL from July to August last...

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Seoul eye: say cheese? Evergreen Tower by Jung Yeon-doo Related Press Seoul eye: say cheese? Evergreen Tower by Jung Yeon-doo TimeOut Seoul : 7 August 2015

There’s an artificial quality to Jung Yeon-doo’s work that you can’t quite figure out. Despite the ever-so-slightly awkward smiles and staged poses, the people in these photos aren’t hired models. These are real families that live in the same apartment complex. 

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