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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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Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables Ocula Conversation Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables

There is something irrepressibly compelling about the lewd animated videos of Wong Ping. Is it their flat surfaces rendered in popping colours? Or their dark narratives that resonate with the deepest recesses of the human psyche? They have been included in an impressive repertoire of group exhibitions in recent years, including One Hand Clapping at...

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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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Dismantle the Map: As Demonstrated by 52 Artists and their Actions Ocula Insight
In Collaboration with Artspace Sydney
Dismantle the Map: As Demonstrated by 52 Artists and their Actions 17 July 2019

This essay appears in 52 Artists 52 Actions: Small Acts of Disobedience, co-published by Artspace Sydney and Thames & Hudson Australia in 2019. It is now exclusively published online with Ocula in collaboration with Artspace Sydney. The publication is available to purchase from here.As part of his Instagram intervention for 52 ARTISTS 52...

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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS: Small Acts of Disobedience Ocula Insight
In Collaboration with Artspace Sydney
52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS: Small Acts of Disobedience 17 July 2019

This essay appears in 52 Artists 52 Actions: Small Acts of Disobedience, co-published by Artspace Sydney and Thames & Hudson Australia in 2019. It is now exclusively published online with Ocula in collaboration with Artspace Sydney. The publication is available to purchase from here.The world has seen dramatic change over the past decade;...

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Kim Inhye on Yun Hyong-keun’s Retrospective at Palazzo Fortuny Ocula Insight Kim Inhye on Yun Hyong-keun’s Retrospective at Palazzo Fortuny 11 July 2019

Yun Hyong-keun at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, is the first international retrospective exhibition of the eponymous Korean artist's work since his death in 2007. Curated by Kim Inhye, the retrospective runs throughout the duration of the 58th Venice Biennale, which concludes on 24 November. In this Ocula video, created for Ocula's IGTV, Kim provides an...

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露西·斯帕罗:艺术史狂想曲 Ocula Insight 露西·斯帕罗:艺术史狂想曲 9 July 2019

从上古的狮身人面像,黄公望的《富春山居图》,马奈的《奥林匹亚》,到村上隆的太阳花,露西·斯帕罗(Lucy Sparrow)在北京木木美术馆的新展“艺术史狂想曲”(2019年7月6日至10月7日)如小型大都会博物馆一般,包罗万象地将全球艺术史中的重要作品悉数重现,却无一例外由毛毡制成,将空间转为一个仿/纺作美术馆。

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Liu Wei at the 58th Venice Biennale Ocula Insight Liu Wei at the 58th Venice Biennale 24 June 2019

Chinese artist Liu Wei is showing two works in the 58th International Art Exhibition, May You Live In Interesting Times, as part of the 2019 Venice Biennale (11 May–24 November 2019). Curated by Ralph Rugoff, current director of London's Hayward Gallery, the exhibition is held in the Arsenale and Giardini's Central Pavilion and includes works by 79...

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Nicholas Hlobo at Lehmann Maupin, Seoul Ocula Insight Nicholas Hlobo at Lehmann Maupin, Seoul 20 June 2019

South African artist Nicholas Hlobo's signature materials of rubber, ribbon, leather, and wood were all present in his first solo exhibition in Korea, held between 21 March and 18 May 2019 in Seoul. It comprised new and recent paintings along with a sculpture of copper piping titled Dyumpu (2019), each piece reflecting the artist's long-standing...

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Ha Chong-Hyun: An Introduction to a Leading Artist Ocula Insight Ha Chong-Hyun: An Introduction to a Leading Artist 11 June 2019

In this IGTV video, Felicia Chen, associate director of Blum & Poe, Tokyo, provides a short but insightful introduction to Korean-born artist Ha Chong Hyun's practice through a discussion of the works exhibited by Blum & Poe in the artist's solo exhibition, which took place at the gallery's Tokyo space between 23 March–18 May 2019). The...

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Katharina Grosse in Conversation Ocula Insight Katharina Grosse in Conversation 3 May 2019

In the summer of 2018, the K11 Art Foundation mounted a solo exhibition of German artist Katharina Grosse in Shanghai, bringing her immersive installations to China for the first time. Internationally acclaimed for a practice that boldly challenges viewers' perception of space, her playful work has been shown at institutions worldwide, from the...

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‘Jason Martin: Meta physical’ at STPI Ocula Insight ‘Jason Martin: Meta physical’ at STPI 3 May 2019

British artist Jason Martin's solo exhibition _Meta physical _(23 March–4 May 2019) at STPI in Singapore was the result of his residency at the Institute, during which he experimented with the techniques of embossed relief, paper pulp painting, and paper casting. Most works in the exhibition are monochromatic—black, white, red, neon green,...

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Juan Ford: Artist of Seduction Ocula Insight Juan Ford: Artist of Seduction 10 April 2019

At Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong, the centrepiece of Juan Ford's recent solo exhibition Blank(15 March–20 April 2019) was Recollector (2018), a hyper-realistic portrait of a solo female figure standing against a clear blue sky, the painting cropped at her knee. She is costumed in white drapery, although fragments of red, blue, and yellow under her...

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In Memory of Lee Wen Ocula Insight
In collaboration with Asia Art Archive
In Memory of Lee Wen 7 March 2019

The multidisciplinary artist Lee Wen passed away on 3 March 2019, in Singapore, after having suffered from Parkinson's Disease. He was a pioneer who defined and shaped performance art in Asia. He came of age at a time when Singapore was undergoing the turbulent and uncertain processes of nation-building—from a former British colony to a brief...

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Wim Delvoye on his art, censorship and the future Ocula Insight Wim Delvoye on his art, censorship and the future 7 February 2019

At 53, Belgian artist Wim Delvoye continues to employ the shock factor with abandon. Moving between the sacred and the profane, inflections of gothic drama and high technology imbue the artist's drawings, sculptures, and installations. He frequently swings from fine art to the decorative, applying Belgian ornamental elements such as coats of arms...

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Para Site International Conference Diary: Day 1 Ocula Insight
In collaboration with Para Site
Para Site International Conference Diary: Day 1 22 January 2019

What to Let Go?, the sixth annual Para Site International Conference (22–24 November 2018) organised by Hong Kong non-profit art organisation Para Site, took as its theme the tangled issue of heritage. Fittingly, the conference was held in the JC Cube Auditorium in the recently opened Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts, Hong Kong's new public...

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Para Site International Conference Diary: Day 2 Ocula Insight
In collaboration with Para Site
Para Site International Conference Diary: Day 2 22 January 2019

The second day of What to Let Go?—Para Site's international conference at Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts in Hong Kong—was largely focused on the subjects of artefacts and repatriation.The day began with a local focus as Tina Pang—M+ curator of Hong Kong visual culture—presented an overview of the institution's...

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Para Site Conference: Heritage and Dis/Possession Ocula Insight Para Site Conference: Heritage and Dis/Possession 22 January 2019

For Para Site's 2018 edition of its International Conference, titled What to let go? (22–24 November 2018), Hong Kong's longest-running contemporary art space turned its focus to the politics of heritage. Hosted at Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts, and led by Para Site director Cosmin Costinas together with guest curator Inti Guerrero, the...

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Melanie Pocock in Conversation Ocula Insight Melanie Pocock in Conversation 22 January 2019

Occupying a sweet spot between autonomy, rigour and accessibility, the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICA Singapore) at LASALLE College of the Arts plays an important role in the presentation and discussion of Southeast Asian contemporary art. Currently boasting five galleries in the McNally campus of LASALLE, the ICA Singapore runs a...

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Para Site International Conference Diary: Day 3 Ocula Insight
In collaboration with Para Site
Para Site International Conference Diary: Day 3 22 January 2019

Expanding on the previous two days' themes of heritage, archives and repatriation, the third and final day of Para Site's international conference at Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts in Hong Kong began with an eloquent lecture delivered by artist Pio Abad, whose opening sentiments echoed the previous day's discussion by Marian Pastor Roces...

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Perrotin Shanghai Opening: Emmanuel Perrotin & Wim Delvoye Ocula Insight Perrotin Shanghai Opening: Emmanuel Perrotin & Wim Delvoye 15 November 2018

Since starting a gallery in his apartment at the age of 21, French gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin has become well known for his embracing of pop culture and high art. Perrotin is credited with contributing to the rise of Takashi Murakami's global fame, having been the first to show his work outside of Japan in 1993, and was also an early supporter of...

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Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #7: 29 October–11 November 2018 Ocula Insight
In collaboration with Asia Contemporary Art Week
Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #7: 29 October–11 November 2018 15 November 2018

Culling together artistic and curatorial practices from across Asia, a continent of plural histories and multiple fictions, is no easy task. Especially when that continent has also spawned worldwide diasporas comprising multivalent, transnational artists continually crisscrossing spatial and temporal borders. The effectiveness of Asia Contemporary...

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Qinmin Liu Q&A with Curator Xin Wang Ocula Insight
In collaboration with Asia Contemporary Art Week
Qinmin Liu Q&A with Curator Xin Wang 15 November 2018

Moving between her bases in the United States and China, Qinmin Liu questions the structures that define her identity through long-form, playful projects. The farcical nature of the elitist lifestyle synonymous with the global art market is the focus of her ongoing project 'AngelHaha', the first artist-run airline. The 'dream-driven business' was...

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Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #6: 15–26 October 2018 Ocula Insight
In collaboration with Asia Contemporary Art Week
Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #6: 15–26 October 2018 5 November 2018

In the final two weeks of October, there seemed to be a shift of focus in the 13th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week's (ACAW) exhibitions in New York. Beginning on 15 October with Kuwaiti artist Monira Al Qadiri's evening of film and conversation with Assistant Curator Sophie Cavoulacos at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the fortnight's shows...

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Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #5: 11–17 October 2018 Ocula Insight
In collaboration with Asia Contemporary Art Week
Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #5: 11–17 October 2018 2 November 2018

Far from slowing down, the sixth week of Asia Contemporary Art Week continues to explore and unravel the rich possibilities of 'thinking collections', bringing together a variety of artists, filmmakers, and institutions in transnational and cross-disciplinary dialogue. Together, 'Asian-ness' is not deployed as a homogenising concept, but rather an...

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Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #4: 3–9 October 2018 Ocula Insight
In collaboration with Asia Contemporary Art Week
Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #4: 3–9 October 2018 23 October 2018

For the first week of Asia Contemporary Art Week's (ACAW) October programming, a series of diverse and thought-provoking events unfolded across various boroughs of New York City.On 3 October, Christopher K Ho staged a walk-through of his solo project Aloha to the World at the Don Ho Terrace (3 October 2018 to 6 January 2019) at The Bronx Museum of...

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Asialink Arts SEA Curatorial Exchange 2018 Ocula Insight
In partnership with Asialink Arts
Asialink Arts SEA Curatorial Exchange 2018 16 October 2018

The South East Asia (SEA) Curatorial Exchange Program is a two-way arts management exchange between South Australia and SEA. The Program aims to develop expanded institutional links between the partner organisations and arts professionals in both regions. Capturing this exchange, Asialink Arts and Ocula present discussion between participating...

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