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...
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,...
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...
OCAT Institute is honoured to present the exhibition Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics from March 20 to July 31, 2018. Curated by Lu Mingjun, the exhibition invites more than forty famous contemporary artists. Their employment of various media such as video, installation, painting, photography and archival materials enriches artistic expressions and inspires contemplation on regional politics from an artistic perspective.
Besides presenting the highly stylised and timely artistic practices of the new generation of artists in recent years, the exhibition also incorporates into its narrative several artworks that have been broadly exhibited and accepted home and abroad. Centering on the post-globalised world and taking the concept of 'frontier' as its theme, this exhibition hopes to present works by artists from different eras and cultural backgrounds, as well as new ideas inspired.
Since the 1990s, artists have been looking into terms imbued with transitional meanings such as 'borders', 'frontiers' and 'moving identification in a globalised era' to reflect on regional studies and practices in different dimensions, therefore acquiring for individual experience of re-examining the world's regional politics, economics and cultural structures. These concrete practices can be seen as a form of political act, or self-reflexively as deviations of artistic language.
This exhibition strives for a new structure and narrative through artistic practices, to open up our understandings of the multi-faceted relationships between borders, frontiers and moving identification in a globalised era and to lead us into an active participation in this brutal, violent process of reality by appealing to new perceptions and imaginations of art and politics.
Before touring to Beijing, this exhibition had previously been presented at OCAT Shanghai, in dedication to the museum's 5th anniversary. Besides showcasing selected works from its previous edition in Shanghai, works of archival characters are incorporated into its Beijing edition in response to OCAT Institution's unique visions and missions.
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