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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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Contemporary art exhibition, Piero Manzoni, Lines at Hauser & Wirth, New York
25 April–26 July 2019 Piero Manzoni Lines Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Lorna Simpson, Darkening at Hauser & Wirth, New York
25 April–26 July 2019 Lorna Simpson Darkening Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Piero Manzoni, Materials of His Time at Hauser & Wirth, New York
25 April–26 July 2019 Piero Manzoni Materials of His Time Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Tony Smith, Source, Tau, Throwback at Pace Gallery, New York
26 April–26 July 2019 Tony Smith Source, Tau, Throwback Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Soto, Vibrations, 1950–1960 at Hauser & Wirth, New York
29 April–26 July 2019 Soto Vibrations, 1950–1960 Hauser & Wirth, 69th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Jeff Wall, Jeff Wall at Gagosian, New York
30 April–26 July 2019 Jeff Wall Jeff Wall Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Leonardo Drew, Leonardo Drew at Galerie Lelong & Co. New York, New York
16 May–2 August 2019 Leonardo Drew Leonardo Drew Galerie Lelong & Co. New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Miao Xiaochun, Gyro Dance at Eli Klein Gallery, New York
25 May–28 July 2019 Miao Xiaochun Gyro Dance Eli Klein Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, André Butzer, André Butzer at Metro Pictures, New York
4 June–9 August 2019 André Butzer André Butzer Metro Pictures, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, ILACIONES at Timothy Taylor, New York
6 June–26 July 2019 Group Exhibition ILACIONES Timothy Taylor, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, cart, horse, cart at Lehmann Maupin, New York
20 June–17 August 2019 Group Exhibition cart, horse, cart Lehmann Maupin, 536 West 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, cart, horse, cart at Lehmann Maupin, New York
20 June–17 August 2019 Group Exhibition cart, horse, cart Lehmann Maupin, 501 West 24th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Mel Ziegler, Activated Artifacts at Perrotin, New York
20 June–16 August 2019 Mel Ziegler Activated Artifacts Perrotin, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Them at Perrotin, New York
20 June–16 August 2019 Group Exhibition Them Perrotin, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Farah Atassi, Paintings at Almine Rech, New York
20 June–26 July 2019 Farah Atassi Paintings Almine Rech, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, the woman who walks with me at Galeria Nara Roesler, New York
26 June–16 August 2019 Group Exhibition the woman who walks with me Galeria Nara Roesler, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Allan Sekula, Labor’s Persistence at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
27 June–23 August 2019 Allan Sekula Labor’s Persistence Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, March Avery, March Avery at Blum & Poe, New York
27 June–9 August 2019 March Avery March Avery Blum & Poe, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Painters Reply: Experimental Painting in the 1970s and now at Lisson Gallery, New York
27 June–9 August 2019 Group Exhibition Painters Reply: Experimental Painting in the 1970s and now Lisson Gallery, 10th Avenue, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Painters Reply: Experimental Painting in the 1970s and now at Lisson Gallery, New York
27 June–9 August 2019 Group Exhibition Painters Reply: Experimental Painting in the 1970s and now Lisson Gallery, West 24th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Turn of the Century: Photography in China at Chambers Fine Art, New York
27 June–17 August 2019 Group Exhibition Turn of the Century: Photography in China Chambers Fine Art, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Studio Photography: 1887–2019 at Simon Lee Gallery, New York
27 June–16 August 2019 Group Exhibition Studio Photography: 1887–2019 Simon Lee Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Pleasure in Precariousness at Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
27 June–26 July 2019 Group Exhibition Pleasure in Precariousness Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Miguel Cardenas, Condo New York: Koppe Astner at Metro Pictures at Metro Pictures, New York
27 June–26 July 2019 Miguel Cardenas Condo New York: Koppe Astner at Metro Pictures Metro Pictures, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, For Mario at Tina Kim Gallery, New York
28 June–23 August 2019 Group Exhibition For Mario Tina Kim Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Abstract by Nature at Sean Kelly, New York
28 June–2 August 2019 Group Exhibition Abstract by Nature Sean Kelly, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A Body of Work at Jane Lombard Gallery, New York
10 July–16 August 2019 Group Exhibition A Body of Work Jane Lombard Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Andy Warhol, From "THE HOUSE THAT went to TOWN" at Galerie Buchholz, New York
11 July–30 August 2019 Andy Warhol From "THE HOUSE THAT went to TOWN" Galerie Buchholz, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Erin Lawlor, Erin Lawlor at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York
11 July–16 August 2019 Erin Lawlor Erin Lawlor Miles McEnery Gallery, 525 West 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Amy Bennett, Amy Bennett at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York
11 July–16 August 2019 Amy Bennett Amy Bennett Miles McEnery Gallery, 520 West 21st Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Drawing the Line at Bruce Silverstein, New York
11 July–30 August 2019 Group Exhibition Drawing the Line Bruce Silverstein, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Do You Love Me? at P·P·O·W Gallery, New York
11 July–9 August 2019 Group Exhibition Do You Love Me? P·P·O·W Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, 303 Gallery: 35 Years at 303 Gallery, New York
18 July–16 August 2019 Group Exhibition 303 Gallery: 35 Years 303 Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Between Earth and Sky at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
23 July–24 August 2019 Group Exhibition Between Earth and Sky Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Chelsea, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Painting from Taiwan at Eli Klein Gallery, New York
1 August–6 October 2019 Group Exhibition Painting from Taiwan Eli Klein Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Roe Ethridge, Sanctuary 2 at Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
6 September–2 November 2019 Roe Ethridge Sanctuary 2 Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Amy Sherald, Amy Sherald at Hauser & Wirth, New York
10 September–26 October 2019 Amy Sherald Amy Sherald Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Ben Gocker, Foskers & Egg Whites at P·P·O·W Gallery, New York
12 September–12 October 2019 Ben Gocker Foskers & Egg Whites P·P·O·W Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Wael Shawky, Wael Shawky at Lisson Gallery, New York
13 September–19 October 2019 Wael Shawky Wael Shawky Lisson Gallery, West 24th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Alexander Calder, Alexander Calder at Pace Gallery, New York
14 September–26 October 2019 Alexander Calder Alexander Calder Pace Gallery, 540 West 25th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Loie Hollowell, Loie Hollowell at Pace Gallery, New York
14 September–19 October 2019 Loie Hollowell Loie Hollowell Pace Gallery, 540 West 25th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, David Hockney, David Hockney at Pace Gallery, New York
14 September–12 October 2019 David Hockney David Hockney Pace Gallery, 540 West 25th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Fred Wilson, Fred Wilson at Pace Gallery, New York
14 September–19 October 2019 Fred Wilson Fred Wilson Pace Gallery, 540 West 25th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Sanam Khatibi, An hour before the Devil fell at P·P·O·W Gallery, New York
17 October–16 November 2019 Sanam Khatibi An hour before the Devil fell P·P·O·W Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, The Estate Of Alina Szapocznikow, Alina Szapocznikow at Hauser & Wirth, New York
29 October–21 December 2019 The Estate Of Alina Szapocznikow Alina Szapocznikow Hauser & Wirth, 69th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Hunter Reynolds, Army of Lovers, from Drag to Dervish at P·P·O·W Gallery, New York
21 November–21 December 2019 Hunter Reynolds Army of Lovers, from Drag to Dervish P·P·O·W Gallery, New York

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Whitney Biennial 2019: Between Resistance and Complicity Ocula Report Whitney Biennial 2019: Between Resistance and Complicity 31 May 2019 : Banyi Huang for Ocula

The longest-running survey of American art, the 79th instalment of the Whitney Biennial (17 May–22 September 2019) is driven by a collective sentiment of sociopolitical consciousness. Curated by Whitney staff curators Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley, the exhibition draws on the work of 75 artists and collectives working in the United States. On...

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Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia Ocula Report Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia 18 May 2019 : Fawz Kabra for Ocula

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...

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TEFAF New York Spring 2019 Ocula Photolog TEFAF New York Spring 2019 6 May 2019

'The Fair's timing in early May is intended to coincide with auctions, exhibitions, and other fairs in New York dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. The historic Park Avenue Armory provides the prime Manhattan location and setting for the world's leading art dealers to meet with curators and collectors.' –TEFAF New York Spring,...

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The Armory Show 2019 Ocula Photolog The Armory Show 2019 11 March 2019

'The Armory Show features presentations by leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, The Armory Show has served as a nexus for the art world, inspiring dialogue, discovery and patronage in the visual arts.' –The Armory Show Press Release (March 2019).

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Independent New York 2019 Ocula Photolog Independent New York 2019 11 March 2019

'Independent New York's selected participants represent the art world's most creative and inspired curatorial visions from a cross-section of emerging, mid-career and established programs from around the world. Independent is curating a forum that is an authentic reflection of the gallery landscape and encourages innovative approaches to fair...

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Nari Ward Ocula Conversation Nari Ward

Nari Ward has witnessed his neighbourhood transform. Harlem, once neglected and teeming with creative energy but rampant with drugs, crime, and wreckage, has become home to organic groceries, high-end cafés, and high-income housing. It is a symptom of many gentrifying neighbourhoods in New York, whereby high-earning populations replace lower-income...

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Armory Week Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Shows to See 2 Mar 2019 : Sharmistha Ray for Ocula

The Armory Show opens to the public on 7 March (running to 10 March 2019)—just about a week after the fair relocated a portion of its 194 exhibitors due to structural issues found in Pier 92, forcing its sister fair Volta to cancel its 2019 show so that Armory could occupy its Pier 90 venue. Despite the upheaval, New York's art week is going...

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Net Art's Archival Poetics at the New Museum Ocula Report Net Art's Archival Poetics at the New Museum 23 Feb 2019 : Banyi Huang for Ocula

How should net art be classified, historicised, and exhibited, when time has elapsed between its initial production and its latter presentation? On view at the New Museum from 22 January to 26 May 2019, The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics presents 16 seminal artworks from Net Art Anthology, an ambitious two-year initiative undertaken...

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Garry Winogrand in Living Color Related Press Garry Winogrand in Living Color Hyperallergic : 6 July 2019

As we know from countless photos and films, a good deal of the first half of the 20th century took place in black-and-white. We are surprised when we see color pictures of, say, soldiers celebrating the end of World War II or Greta Garbo; it's as if these scenes, these people have been untethered from their proper historical context to present a...

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What Happens When Artists Run Restaurants? Related Press What Happens When Artists Run Restaurants? Frieze : 5 July 2019

Last month, a new sake bar opened at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts: a softly lit tunnel of booze that promises the kind of entrancing conversation one can never quite remember the next morning. A permanent installation designed by the artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2019 (the form of the flower is unknown to the seed) is furnished...

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From a Dot, Joseph Kosuth Finds Infinite Possibilities Related Press From a Dot, Joseph Kosuth Finds Infinite Possibilities Hyperallergic : 3 July 2019

Organized by seminal conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth, 'Dot, Point, Period,' a Curated Installation by Joseph Kosuth covers every square foot of wall at the Castelli Gallery's 40th Street space. A selection of artworks by over 40 artists are dispersed within a continuous string of short texts. This string of text, in a three-inch typeface, follows...

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Sod You Gits: Sarah Lucas’s Fleet Street Surrealism Related Press Sod You Gits: Sarah Lucas’s Fleet Street Surrealism X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly : 1 July 2019

Au Naturel, the almost-thirty-year survey of the work of British artist Sarah Lucas, offers a witty send-up of the avant-garde saviour complex at the heart of a self-righteous but flawed contemporary art world. Lucas systematically deploys high culture references combined with kitsch slogans in a manner seemingly designed to lambaste and offend,...

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Roni Horn talks remote control in her upstate New York retreat Related Press Roni Horn talks remote control in her upstate New York retreat Wallpaper* : 27 June 2019

To get to Roni Horn's home and studio in upstate New York, you drive through farm villages, past horses grazing on meadows, and after a few turns, reach a gate leading to a rugged dirt road. Even on a balmy spring day, the road is covered in a layer of ice. It's a long, winding ascent until you reach another turn, passing by two seal-brown...

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Yoko Ono’s Refugee Boat Sparks Renewed Conversation About Immigration Related Press Yoko Ono’s Refugee Boat Sparks Renewed Conversation About Immigration Hyperallergic : 26 June 2019

Fans hoping to catch a glimpse of Yoko Ono at the June 19 opening of her project Add Color (Refugee Boat) at the 2019 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's River to River Festival were bound to be disappointed to find that the artist was not present. On the flip side, the work itself evokes precisely the vibes that shot the legendary experimental...

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The Joan Mitchell You’ve Never Seen Related Press The Joan Mitchell You’ve Never Seen Hyperallergic : 23 June 2019

The career of Joan Mitchell, who once likened Clement Greenberg to a 'toilet seat,' ought to remind us of how tribal the art world continues to be. There are those who want to belong to clubs and acquire the proper affiliations, and there are others who don't or can't belong to anything of the sort, even the cliques that would gladly welcome them....

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The Searing Beauty of Nancy Spero Related Press The Searing Beauty of Nancy Spero Hyperallergic : 22 June 2019

Nancy Spero: Paper Mirror, closing tomorrow at MoMA PS1, is about as perfect an exhibition as you can imagine: setting, installation, and selection. It's a show I wish I could visit again and again, if circumstances hadn't prevented me from getting to it sooner.Curated by Julie Ault, an artist and co-founder of the activist collective Group...

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About New York

The exact date that New York became the perceived centre of the Western art world is debatable. Some say it was in the early 1940s—during World War II—when a number of European artists immigrated to the United States. Others argue that it was not until Abstract Expressionism was established later that decade. Regardless, over 70 years after Willem de Kooning had his first solo gallery exhibition at Charles Egan Gallery on 57th Street in 1948, New York remains an art world powerhouse.

One reason for New York's significance is the city's many well-endowed cultural institutions. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, founded in 1870, houses a behemoth collection that encompasses over two million works of art made over a period of 5,000 years. Devoted to the evolving story of contemporary art around the world, The Museum of Modern Art holds 200,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, media and performance art works, architectural models and drawings, designed objects, and films.

Other notable institutions dedicated to modern and contemporary art include the famed Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, designed by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. MoMA PS1—an offshoot of the stalwart Museum of Modern Art—has been one of the largest American non-profit art institutions since its establishment in 1971, while The Met Breuer—the recently opened annex to The Metropolitan Museum of Art—provides ample opportunity to encounter 20th- and 21st-century masterpieces on Madison Avenue.

The concentration of galleries in New York is perhaps most important to its status in the art world. In total, the city is estimated to contain close to 1,500 galleries. These galleries range from blue chip institutions to non-profit art spaces and artist-run initiatives. While these spaces are spread out across the city's five boroughs, many of them can be found in the following six neighbourhoods: Chelsea, the Lower East Side, Soho, 57th Street, Williamsburg/Bushwick/Greenpoint, and Dumbo.

Chelsea—a former industrial neighbourhood ripe with wide-open warehouse spaces along the far west side of Manhattan between 14th and 34th Streets—is home to mega-galleries Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner, Gagosian, Pace, Anton Kern, Gladstone, Marianne Boesky, and Lehmann Maupin, among many, many others. DIA Chelsea—the New York branch of the DIA Foundation—is one of the notable non-profit spaces in the area.

The Lower East Side is often cited as home to the more avantgarde or experimental spaces. These include Bodega, Chapter NY, CANADA, JTT, 47 Canal, Invisible Exports, Zach Feuer Gallery, 33 Orchard, Foxy Productions, and Sargent's Daughters. More traditional contemporary art galleries—such as Sperone Westwater and Lehmann Maupin—also have strong presences in the neighbourhood. Extending from Chinatown to Houston Street, the art scene centres around Manhattan's only museum devoted to contemporary art: the New Museum on the Bowery. Recently opened spaces in the area include the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, located in a century-old building previously designed for Consolidated Edison and later used as the home and studio of Walter De Maria until his death in 2013.

Adjacent to the Lower East Side is the gallery district of Soho, once the thriving center of the avantgarde. Though not the epicentre it once was, significant current residents include the Drawing Center, Team Gallery, Jeffery Deitch, and Walter De Maria's Earth Room.

57th street and the Upper East Side have similarly ceded dominion over the art world, but continue to house internationally renowned galleries. These are Pace, Gagosian, and Salon 94, among others, as well as standalone institutions such as Craig F Starr, Acquavella Galleries, Half Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan.

The six neighbourhoods listed above are also home to the city's auction houses, with Christie's located at 20 Rockefeller Plaza, Sotheby's at 72nd street and York Avenue, and Phillips on Park Avenue.

If you really want to see where the cool kids hang, visit the sprawling neighbourhood of Williamsburg/Greenpoint/Bushwick, which in recent years has become the centre of the art, music, and food scenes in New York. Notable galleries include Front Room, Sideshow, Soloway Fine Art, and Figureworks. Dumbo—another neighbourhood in Brooklyn—holds more studio spaces than it does galleries, but it is worth visiting the art spaces—among them Art in General and AIR—if only for views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges just down the street.

Further into the borough, the evolving Brooklyn Museum has been making a splash in the art world since 1999, when then-mayor Rudy Giuliani threatened to close the institution for its exhibition Sensation. It had included Chris Ofili's now-iconic The Holy Virgin Mary (1996), a work that depicted the Madonna as a black woman made of elephant dung. New York, as residents know, has never been afraid to confront the powers-that-be with revolutionary culture, and that remains true today, even in an increasingly safe and wealthy metropolis.

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