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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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Zilia Sánchez

b. 1928, Cuba

Zilia Sánchez's work is characterised by her distinctive approach to formal abstraction through the use of undulating silhouettes, a muted colour palette, and a unique, sensual vocabulary. She is primarily recognised for her shaped canvases, first created in Havana in the 1950s and further developed while living in Havana, New York City, and Madrid. Sánchez's signature style consists of stretching canvas over hand-molded wooden armatures and painting them with acrylic. Over her 65-year career, Sánchez has explored the juxtapositions between the feminine and the masculine, the painterly and the sculptural, the personal and the universal, the exterior body and the interior self. The reduced colour palettes in her compositions, as well as the serial processes she employs, connect her to Minimalism, though the sensuality and embrace of the curve in her work bear witness to the distinctive language Sánchez has developed.

Sánchez's work had rarely been seen outside of Puerto Rico before her 2013 survey at Artists Space, New York, and 2014 solo exhibition at Galerie Lelong & Co., New York. In 2017, her work was included in the 57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, VIVA ARTE VIVA, curated by Christine Macel. A major solo exhibition of Sánchez's work will be presented at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., in 2019. Sánchez's work is featured in public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Pérez Art Muesum, Miami; Colby College Museum of Art, Maine; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico; Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey; Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; and Walker Art Center, Minnesota.

Sánchez was born in 1926 in Havana, Cuba. The artist lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she permanently settled in the­ early 1970s.

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Featured Artworks

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Construcción Sublime Dos (Topología Erótica Series) by Zilia Sánchez contemporary artwork
Zilia SánchezConstrucción Sublime Dos (Topología Erótica Series), 1990 Acrylic on canvas mounted on wood structure
182.9 x 105.4 x 24.1 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York
Topología (de la serie Tatuajes) by Zilia Sánchez contemporary artwork
Zilia SánchezTopología (de la serie Tatuajes), 1993 Acrylic on stretched canvas
119.4 x 118.7 x 36.8 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York
Topologia Erotica by Zilia Sánchez contemporary artwork
Zilia SánchezTopologia Erotica, 1982 Acrylic on stretched canvas
81.3 x 109.2 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York
El Significado del Significante by Zilia Sánchez contemporary artwork
Zilia SánchezEl Significado del Significante Inka ink on paper
38.1 x 55.9 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York
Sin título (de la serie Afrocubanos) by Zilia Sánchez contemporary artwork
Zilia SánchezSin título (de la serie Afrocubanos), 1957 Acrylic and ink on canvas laid on board
91.4 x 71.1 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York
Amazona by Zilia Sánchez contemporary artwork
Zilia SánchezAmazona, 1968 Acrylic on stretched canvas
56.5 x 48.9 x 10.2 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York
Módulo infinito by Zilia Sánchez contemporary artwork
Zilia SánchezMódulo infinito, 1978 Acrylic on stretched canvas
71.1 x 124.5 x 16.5 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York
Lunar Blanco by Zilia Sánchez contemporary artwork
Zilia SánchezLunar Blanco, 1984/1989 Acrylic on stretched canvas
85.1 x 62.2 x 14 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Diálogos constructivistas en la vanguardia cubana at Galerie Lelong & Co. New York, New York
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28 April–25 June 2016 Group Show Diálogos constructivistas en la vanguardia cubana Galerie Lelong & Co. New York

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Zilia Sánchez at Galerie Lelong, New York Ocula Insight Zilia Sánchez at Galerie Lelong, New York 10 June 2016

In the 1950s, on a Havana rooftop and reeling from the recent passing of her father, Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926) had an epiphany. A gust of wind blew a hanging laundry sheet (the very one her father had been lying on when he died) against a pipe and a wall, and in its resulting form she discovered an entirely new approach to her work....

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In Related Press

The Erotic Topologies of Zilia Sánchez Related Press The Erotic Topologies of Zilia Sánchez Frieze : 18 April 2019

Zilia Sánchez recently remarked that 'although the ocean is not in my work, it is in my soul, in my feelings.' This was fitting for the occasion of her first retrospective in the continental United States, which draws together seven decades of work in a presentation at once sweeping and concise.

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Picks: 'Diálogos constructivistas en la vanguardia cubana' Related Press Picks: 'Diálogos constructivistas en la vanguardia cubana' Artforum : 23 May 2016

In the youth of the Soviet Union, Constructivism gave form to the new society’s most utopian ideas about style, labor, and family—a science fiction of everyday life. Little as this endeared the movement to Stalin, not even he could disappear the spiraling geometries of filmmaker Yakov Protazanov’s Aelita (1924) or the Shabolovka...

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These Are the 7 Must-See Booths at Art Basel Miami 2015 Related Press These Are the 7 Must-See Booths at Art Basel Miami 2015 Observer Culture : 3 December 2015

Art Basel originated in the strategically placed city of Basel in 1970, but the Miami edition wasn’t born until 2002. The concept belonged to a previous director named Lorenzo Rudolf but his successor, Sam Keller, was instrumental in turning this once-insular trade fair into the global lifestyle brand that it is today. This presence has only...

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