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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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Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating Ocula Conversation Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating

Zoe Butt is the artistic director of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, the first purpose-built space for contemporary art in Vietnam. Founded in March 2016, the Centre was designed by HTAP Architects in an old steel warehouse, with cargo shipping containers added to its structure. Initiated as a social enterprise...

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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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Zhan Wang

b. 1962, China

Zhan Wang is widely recognized as one of China's leading contemporary artists today. Working in installation, photography and video, his sculpturally informed practice challenges ideas of landscape and environment, addressing the urban, rural, artificial and industrial. Zhan Wang's art is a particular perspective fundamentally anchored in his relationship to his own cultural heritage. 

Zhan Wang's most celebrated work to date is his series of 'artificial rocks' – stainless steel replicas of the much-revered 'scholar's rocks' traditionally found in Chinese gardens. The mirrored surfaces of these often monumental objects absorb the viewer and its surrounding environment, enticing them to become part of the work, an abstraction and distortion of reality, thus creating a visual interplay between positions of tradition and modernity. He further explores his fascination with material and reflection in a series of works titled "Urban Landscape" in which he recreates models of major cities, such as London, Beijing and Chicago – using kitchenware and cutlery. The process of miniaturizing an urban sprawl through the use of domestic and ordinary objects calls forth the basic necessities of life, despite the rapid modernization of contemporary society.

Featured Artworks

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Double Exposure by Zhan Wang contemporary artwork
Zhan WangDouble Exposure, 2018 Motion Graphic
Eslite Gallery
Forms in Flux No.6 by Zhan Wang contemporary artwork
Zhan WangForms in Flux No.6, 2017 3D print, casting, blowtorch-flame surface
38.5 x 12.5 x 6 cm
Eslite Gallery
Heart by Zhan Wang contemporary artwork
Zhan WangHeart, 2009 Colour video, silent
Eslite Gallery
One Square Meter of Land 3 by Zhan Wang contemporary artwork
Zhan WangOne Square Meter of Land 3, 2015 Stainless Steel
100 x 100 x 1 cm
Eslite Gallery
One Square Meter of Land 2 by Zhan Wang contemporary artwork
Zhan WangOne Square Meter of Land 2, 2015 Stainless Steel
100 x 100 x 1 cm
Eslite Gallery
One Square Meter of Land 1 by Zhan Wang contemporary artwork
Zhan WangOne Square Meter of Land 1, 2015 Stainless Steel
100 x 100 x 1 cm
Eslite Gallery
Forms in Flux No.6 by Zhan Wang contemporary artwork
Zhan WangForms in Flux No.6, 2017 Fluid dynamics, 3D print, hammered stainless steel, blowtorch-flame surface
300 x 96 x 49 cm
Eslite Gallery
Forms in Flux by Zhan Wang contemporary artwork
Zhan WangForms in Flux, 2017 Fluid dynamics, 3D printed resin, spray paint
Eslite Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Zhan Wang, The Invisible 隱 at Eslite Gallery, Taipei
Closed
12 January–17 February 2019 Zhan Wang The Invisible 隱 Eslite Gallery, Taipei

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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William Zhao Ocula Conversation William Zhao Independent Curator, Critic and Consultant, Hong Kong

The last decade has seen an extraordinary interest in the art of China, yet Hong Kong artists have been significantly overlooked in this bubbling and frothing phenomena. It is timely therefore that Ai Weiwei, arguably the most well-known of the Chinese artists, has chosen to curate an exhibition in Hong Kong featuring only Hong Kong artists; and...

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In Related Press

8 highlights from the inaugural Honolulu Biennial 2017 Related Press 8 highlights from the inaugural Honolulu Biennial 2017 Art Radar Journal : 5 April 2017

Held over nine sites and including 33 artists, the first edition of the Honolulu Biennial takes place between 8 March and 8 May 2017. Entitled Middle of Now | Here, the Biennial challenges the idea that Hawaiʻi is in 'the middle of nowhere'. Covering more than 30 percent of the Earth's surface, the Pacific is the largest unified living space on...

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Asia Art Archive presents its Annual Fundraiser and celebrates the organisation’s 15th anniversary Related Press Asia Art Archive presents its Annual Fundraiser and celebrates the organisation’s 15th anniversary Randian : 9 November 2015

This November with an auction of over 80 works of art generously donated by local and international artists and galleries. In partnership with Christie’s, the artworks will be available to preview from 10–13 November at The Space. The accompanying dinner and live auction will be hosted on 14 November at the iconic floating restaurant...

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