Penny Liu

Editor in Chief, China

Hyundai Blue Prize Awards Emerging Chinese Curators Ocula Insight  |  Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing | Sponsored Content Hyundai Blue Prize Awards Emerging Chinese Curators By Penny Liu, Beijing

Founded in 2017, the Hyundai Blue Prize is an annual award for emerging Chinese curators sponsored by Hyundai Motor Company and Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing.

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UNESCO's ResiliArt Movement Inspires Asia Art Space Network Forum Ocula Feature  |  In Partnership with C-LAB and Asia Culture Center UNESCO's ResiliArt Movement Inspires Asia Art Space Network Forum By Penny Liu, Online

This year's Asia Art Space Network forum considered the relationship between art and resilience.

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12th Taipei Biennial Rethinks Globalisation Ocula Feature  |  In Collaboration with Taipei Fine Arts Museum 12th Taipei Biennial Rethinks Globalisation By Penny Liu, Taipei

The 12th Taipei Biennial is imagined as a galaxy of interconnected 'planets', which offer different ways to understand and rethink life on earth.

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Love and Artificial Intelligence Ocula Conversation  |  Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing | Sponsored Content Love and Artificial Intelligence By Penny Liu, Beijing

Cornelia Schneider, head of global experiential marketing at Hyundai Motor Company, and curator Jiaying Chen discuss the Hyundai Blue Prize 2020.

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Hua Xiaochan: Being International Ocula Conversation  |  Hua International | Sponsored Content Hua Xiaochan: Being International By Penny Liu, Beijing

Hua Xiaochan, founder and director of Beijing and Berlin based Hua International, discusses navigating the gallery's different geographic contexts.

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Yao Jui-Chung’s Cynical Republic Ocula Feature Yao Jui-Chung’s Cynical Republic By Penny Liu, Taipei

Yao Jui-Chung explores national identity and political decline through absurdity in 'Republic of Cynic'.

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Lai Chih-Sheng's Sight Lines at Taipei Fine Arts Museum Ocula Insight Lai Chih-Sheng's Sight Lines at Taipei Fine Arts Museum By Penny Liu, Taipei

Lai Chih-Sheng's subtle intervention at Taipei Fine Arts Museum highlights the architecture of Space C.

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Meditations in an Emergency: Solace and Solidarity at UCCA Ocula Feature Meditations in an Emergency: Solace and Solidarity at UCCA By Penny Liu, Beijing

UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing emerges from lockdown with a thought-provoking group show.

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Nile Koetting: Remain Calm Ocula Conversation Nile Koetting: Remain Calm By Penny Liu, Shanghai

American-Japanese artist Nile Koetting discusses his performative exhibition Remain Calm, which choreographed a vision of catastrophe at the Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project in Shanghai.

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Taipei Dangdai 2020: Local and Global Ocula Feature Taipei Dangdai 2020: Local and Global By Penny Liu, Taipei

At the second edition of Taipei Dangdai, global capital gestured towards Taipei's rising status in the global art world.

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‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum Ocula Feature ‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum By Penny Liu, Shanghai

Ocula Editor, China, Penny Liu reviews An Opera for Animals at Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai (22 June–25 August 2019), a group exhibition—first shown at Para Site in Hong Kong—that explores opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making.

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Han Nefkens Foundation Announces $100,000 Moving Image Award for Asian Artists Ocula News Han Nefkens Foundation Announces $100,000 Moving Image Award for Asian Artists Barcelona, 24 September 2021

Launched in partnership with the Mori Art Museum, M+ Hong Kong, and the Singapore Art Museum, the prize will go towards the creation of a new screen-based artwork.

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National Gallery of Australia Commissions Its Most Expensive Work Ever Ocula News National Gallery of Australia Commissions Its Most Expensive Work Ever Canberra, 23 September 2021

Lindy Lee described her sculpture as 'a dance between something that is solid and something that is just drifting off into stardust.'

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Hope Springs at the 34th Bienal de São Paulo Ocula Feature Hope Springs at the 34th Bienal de São Paulo By Amanda Arantes, São Paulo

The 34th Bienal de São Paulo speculates on art's role in a challenging and uncertain present.

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Philip Guston’s Most Controversial Decade of Work Ocula Insight Philip Guston’s Most Controversial Decade of Work By Vivian Chui, New York

Hauser & Wirth rises to the challenge of presenting Philip Guston's last and most controversial decade of work.

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Sabih Ahmed: Expanding the Definitions of South Asia Ocula Conversation Sabih Ahmed: Expanding the Definitions of South Asia By Nadine Khalil, Dubai

At Ishara Art Foundation, curator Sabih Ahmed continues to position art in Asia 'through a prism of complex geographies'.

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Stanley Donwood’s Radiohead Canvases Head to Christie’s Ocula News Stanley Donwood’s Radiohead Canvases Head to Christie’s London, 22 September 2021

Paintings made for the album Kid A will be part of an online auction and in-person exhibition this October.

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Mit Jai Inn: The Artwork as Gift Ocula Insight Mit Jai Inn: The Artwork as Gift By Tessa Moldan, Birmingham

It is only in recent years that the artist's kaleidoscopic paintings have found an international following.

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Rick Lowe, an Artist Celebrated for His Social Practice, Joins Gagosian Ocula News Rick Lowe, an Artist Celebrated for His Social Practice, Joins Gagosian New York, 21 September 2021

The announcement follows news last week that the gallery now represents Donald Judd and the Judd Foundation.

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Alexandre da Cunha Brings Sunrise and Sunset to London Underground Ocula News Alexandre da Cunha Brings Sunrise and Sunset to London Underground London, 20 September 2021

Made using the same technology found in mechanical billboards, the installation was revealed at the opening of the Battersea Power Station Underground today.

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Toronto Joins Swelling Ranks of Cities With Gallery Weekends Ocula News Toronto Joins Swelling Ranks of Cities With Gallery Weekends Toronto, 17 September 2021

Similar events are taking place from Warsaw to Santiago this month in a global effort to reactivate the art world.

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Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Announces 2022 Artists Ocula News Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Announces 2022 Artists Adelaide, 16 September 2021

The exhibition aims to showcase outsiders and provocateurs in Australian contemporary art.

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Christo’s Arc de Triomphe Wrap Nears Completion Ocula News Christo’s Arc de Triomphe Wrap Nears Completion Paris, 15 September 2021

Made with silver and blue polypropylene, the project will be completed and revealed to the public on Saturday 18 September.

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Dexter Dalwood Rethinks Painting Ocula Insight  |  Simon Lee Gallery | Sponsored Content Dexter Dalwood Rethinks Painting By Elaine YJ Zheng, Hong Kong

At Simon Lee Gallery in Hong Kong, Dexter Dalwood invites the viewer to consider what painting could be.

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de Appel's Monika Szewczyk is Curating the Conditions for Deep Study Ocula Conversation de Appel's Monika Szewczyk is Curating the Conditions for Deep Study By Mirela Baciak, Amsterdam

Monika Szewczyk, the director of de Appel in Amsterdam, discusses the importance of creating the conditions for deep study.

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Online Programme NEW NOW Promises to Demystify the Present Ocula News  |  Manege Central Exhibition Hall | Sponsored Content Online Programme NEW NOW Promises to Demystify the Present Saint Petersburg, 14 September 2021

The talks programme, initiated by Saint Petersburg's Manege Central Exhibition Hall, will introduce ideas to help us rethink our relationship with the world today.

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The Armory Show 2021 in New York Ocula Photolog The Armory Show 2021 in New York

The Armory Show is an important New York art fair presenting leading international art galleries. Held in September at the Javits Center, view Ocula's highlights from the ground in this photolog.

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Christopher K. Ho Takes the Reigns at Asia Art Archive Ocula News Christopher K. Ho Takes the Reigns at Asia Art Archive Hong Kong, 13 September 2021

Ho is taking over from Claire Hsu, who built the world's largest collection of materials related to Asian contemporary art.

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Sotheby’s to Bring $600 Million Macklowe Collection to Auction Ocula News Sotheby’s to Bring $600 Million Macklowe Collection to Auction New York, 10 September 2021

The sale will include coveted works by Mark Rothko, Alberto Giacometti, Andy Warhol, and Cy Twombly.

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