Over the last few years, New Zealand-born Berlin-based artist Zac Langdon-Pole has cultivated a practice of elegant, if at times uncanny, elisions. His recombinations of objects, words, and images—poetry, meteorite fragments, literary translations, furniture, photographs, mollusk shells—emphasise, with a fine-tuned lyricism, the...
In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...
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...
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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