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Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’ Ocula Conversation Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’

A group of voices accompanies me in the exhibition. They are singing words I cannot comprehend, yet the warm tunes are familiar: folk songs, love songs, songs of longing. There are letters, too. They speak of the quotidian details of a soldier's life: the hardness of the war, sending money to the family, and longing for familiar landscapes, food,...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Zhang Jianjun

b. 1955, China

Zhang Jianjun (b. 1955, Shanghai) lives between Shanghai and New York. His work consists of various mediums, from photography, ink installation, and video performances to painting, embodying a sense of change and process of time. His works are representative of ‘Rational Painting’, a genre of art that concerns itself with issues of existence, time, and space. He has exhibited in solo shows in New York, Japan, Singapore, and China, including at the Shanghai Art Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art, and the Asian American Art Centre in New York.

Featured Artworks

Flowing Water (Series) by Zhang Jianjun contemporary artwork
Zhang JianjunFlowing Water (Series), 2015 Chinese ink, oil paint, acrylic, rice on paper on canvas
100 x 80 cm
Leo Gallery
First Drop of Water Series No. 8 by Zhang Jianjun contemporary artwork
Zhang JianjunFirst Drop of Water Series No. 8, 2015 Chinese ink, oil paint, acrylic, rice paper
185 x 140 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
First Drop of Water #29 by Zhang Jianjun contemporary artwork
Zhang JianjunFirst Drop of Water #29, 2015 Chinese ink, oil, and acrylic on rice paper
185 x 140 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
First Drop of Water No. 25 by Zhang Jianjun contemporary artwork
Zhang JianjunFirst Drop of Water No. 25, 2015 Chinese ink, oil, and acrylic on rice paper
177 x 94 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
First Drop of Water No. 10 by Zhang Jianjun contemporary artwork
Zhang JianjunFirst Drop of Water No. 10, 2015 Chinese ink, oil paint, acrylic, rice paper
98 x 67 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group exhibition, Scripts, Traces, and the Unpredictable 未来脚本 at Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai
Closed
15 January–15 March 2019 Group exhibition Scripts, Traces, and the Unpredictable 未来脚本 Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Zhang Jianjun, Water・Quintessence at Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai
Closed
19 March–28 May 2016 Zhang Jianjun Water・Quintessence Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai

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SCRIPTS, TRACES, AND THE UNPREDICTABLE Related Press SCRIPTS, TRACES, AND THE UNPREDICTABLE Art Asia Pacific : 1 March 2019

Alone on an islet of sand, cut off by the incoming tide, a small girl looks out to sea, her back to the viewer. This photograph by Tang Nannan, Unknown Beach No. 40 (2017), evokes the Chinese idiom wàngyáng xīngtàn. Literally meaning 'to sigh as one watches the ocean,' the phrase suggests that all ambitions and achievements are brought down to...

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Zhang Jian-Jun wonders about water at Pearl Lam Galleries Related Press Zhang Jian-Jun wonders about water at Pearl Lam Galleries Blouin Artinfo : 19 March 2016

Pearl Lam Galleries brings together 30 years of musings on moisture from Shanghai artist Zhang Jian-Jun in the new exhibition Water • Quintessence.His first solo show in his hometown for 30 years to feature current work, the exhibition includes works in oil and ink alongside mixed-media pieces, sculptures, and items from the artist’s...

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