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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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Zoe Leonard

b. 1961, USA

New York-based artist Zoe Leonard balances rigorous conceptualism with a distinctly personal vision in her work, which merges photography, sculpture, and installation. By employing strategies of repetition, shifting perspectives, and a multitude of printing processes, Leonard's practice probes the politics of representation and display. Leonard explores themes such as gender and sexuality, loss and mourning, migration, displacement, and the urban landscape. Her photography specifically invites us to contemplate the role that the medium plays in constructing history, and to consider the roots of contemporary photographic culture. More than its focus on any particular subject, however, Leonard's work encourages the viewer to reconsider the act of looking itself, drawing attention to observation as a complex, ongoing process.

Featured Artworks

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How To Take Good Pictures by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe LeonardHow To Take Good Pictures, 2018 1,033 books
77.5 x 14.9 x 825.2 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled Aerial by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe LeonardUntitled Aerial, 1988/2008 Gelatin silver print
86.3 x 60.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled Aerial by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe LeonardUntitled Aerial, 1986/2007 Gelatine silver print
82 x 57 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe LeonardUntitled, 1989/2008 Gelatin silver print
40.3 x 27.3 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled Aerial by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe LeonardUntitled Aerial, 1988/2008 Gelatin silver print
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe LeonardUntitled, 1987/2017 Gelatin silver print
59.7 x 85.7 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe LeonardUntitled, 1989 Gelatin silver prints
43.2 x 61 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Analogue (detail) by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe LeonardAnalogue (detail), 1998–2009 412 C-prints and gelatin silver prints
Hauser & Wirth

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Zoe Leonard, Aerials at Hauser & Wirth, London
Closed
30 November 2018–9 February 2019 Zoe Leonard Aerials Hauser & Wirth, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Zoe Leonard, Analogue at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
Closed
27 October 2018–20 January 2019 Zoe Leonard Analogue Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

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Zoe Leonard Transcends Time at the Whitney Museum Related Press Zoe Leonard Transcends Time at the Whitney Museum Hyperallergic : 7 May 2018

Zoe Leonard's photographs in Survey at the Whitney feel like memories you've always known, even if sometimes they don't feel like yours — a story you've heard before, or a friend of a friend whose name is always on the tip of your tongue. Leonard fixes the familiar with both a fast instinct and wide-eyed sincerity, somehow preserving in her...

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