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Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global Ocula Conversation Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global

French gallerist Almine Rech-Picasso opened her first space in Asia on Shanghai's historic Bund in July this year, bringing her eponymous gallery's total locations to five. The Shanghai gallery occupies roughly 4,000 square feet on the second floor of the three-storey Amber Building, a beautiful warehouse space, originally occupied by the Central...

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From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut Ocula Report From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut 8 Nov 2019 : Nat Muller for Ocula

There's an inside joke amongst the team of Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts: that every time an edition of its biennial forum on cultural practices is planned, a national crisis happens. The eighth edition of Home Works was no different: it opened on 17 October amidst the most devastating wildfires that Lebanon had witnessed...

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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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Zhao Yao

b. 1981, China

Zhao Yao (b. 1981, Luzhou, Sichuan Province) graduated from the Design Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. Yao’s works have been widely exhibited in China, with three major solo exhibitions at the Beijing Commune Gallery and Taikang Space in Beijing. He has participated in a number of international group exhibitions including the No Soul for Sale festival at Tate Modern, London (2010); The Knife's Edge at the Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle (2011); and in Global Groove at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan. Zhao Yao currently resides in Beijing.

Featured Artworks

A Painting of Thought IV-SG18 by Zhao Yao contemporary artwork
Zhao YaoA Painting of Thought IV-SG18, 2019 Acrylic on found fabric
180 x 180 cm
Beijing Commune
A Painting of Thought III-415 by Zhao Yao contemporary artwork
Zhao YaoA Painting of Thought III-415, 2018 Acrylic on found fabric
180 x 180 cm
Beijing Commune
A Painting of Thought I-305 by Zhao Yao contemporary artwork
Zhao YaoA Painting of Thought I-305, 2013 Acrylic on found fabric
180 x 180 cm
Beijing Commune
The Form of the Ten Thousand Things by Zhao Yao contemporary artwork
Zhao YaoThe Form of the Ten Thousand Things, 2014 Wood, steel, acrylic, gold-plating, iron
182.5 x 162 x 130 cm
Beijing Commune
A Painting of Thought V-462A by Zhao Yao contemporary artwork
Zhao YaoA Painting of Thought V-462A, 2013 Acrylic on found fabric
150 x 150 cm
Beijing Commune

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Afterimage: Dangdai Yishu at Lisson Gallery, London
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3 July–7 September 2019 Group Exhibition Afterimage: Dangdai Yishu Lisson Gallery, Lisson Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, An Opera for Animals at Para Site, Hong Kong
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22 June–25 August 2019 Group Show An Opera for Animals Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Zhao Yao, Zhao Yao: Signals from Heaven, Signals from Heaven. at Beijing Commune, Beijing
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3 November–25 December 2018 Zhao Yao Zhao Yao: Signals from Heaven, Signals from Heaven. Beijing Commune

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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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Philip Tinari Ocula Conversation Philip Tinari Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

Philip Tinari, the man Xu Zhen has described as “China’s son-in-law,” really needs no introduction. The Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), (an independent museum in Beijing's 798 Art District with over half a million visitors a year), he is also the founding editor of LEAP, a contributing editor to...

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In Related Press

Cass Sculpture Foundation announces major Chinese art show in 2016 Related Press Cass Sculpture Foundation announces major Chinese art show in 2016 19 June 2015

The Cass Sculpture Foundation has just announced details of an ambitious exhibition, scheduled for 2016. A Beautiful Disorder is being billed as the first major UK exhibition of newly commissioned outdoor sculpture by contemporary Chinese artists. From May to November next year, 15 large-scale sculptures, made in a variety of mediums including...

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K11 Arts Foundation x Palais de Tokyo Present: ‘Inside China’ Related Press K11 Arts Foundation x Palais de Tokyo Present: ‘Inside China’ Hong Kong Tatler : 7 March 2015

The exhibit was unveiled last October at the Palais de Tokyo and has relocated to Hong Kong this year with two new participating artists, presenting six Chinese artists in dialogue with five French artists.The Chinese artists capture something ineffable which is deeply connected to the self and engaged with their immediate surroundings and the...

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Inside China At Palais De Tokyo Related Press Inside China At Palais De Tokyo Catherine Shaw for South China Morning Post / 4 November 2014 : 1 December 2014

A new exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris is challenging notions of Chinese contemporary art. Without a Mao-inspired or Cultural Revolution stylistic cliché in sight, the eclectic collection of works by five young "emerging" Chinese artists, presented alongside works by three French counterparts, in "Inside China"...

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Challenging Perceptions Of Modern Chinese Art Related Press Challenging Perceptions Of Modern Chinese Art The Randian / 4 November 2014 : 5 November 2014

“Inside China” will be the first of a series of co-curated exhibition tours under a three-year strategic cooperation agreement between KAF and PALAIS DE TOKYO that covers extensive and comprehensive collaboration between the two major institutions in Chinese and French contemporary art to expand and strengthen the international platform...

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