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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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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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Lorna Simpson Searches for Meaning in the Arctic Ice Related Press Lorna Simpson Searches for Meaning in the Arctic Ice Hyperallergic : 20 June 2019

In the poem 'Ode to Meaning' by Robert Pinsky, the speaker traverses the sundry terrains in which meaning might be found and sifts through the many guises it might take on. What a reader has to conclude coming to the end of the poem, is that meaning is a fugitive thing, sometimes here, and sometimes there, winking in and out of existence, and...

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MARCUS JAHMAL with Louis Block Related Press MARCUS JAHMAL with Louis Block The Brooklyn Rail : 14 June 2019

To enter Marcus Jahmal's Bushwick home and studio, I squeeze past a giant canvas leaning against the hallway stairs—a sunset through an open window, stratified like sand art in a vase, its horizon pulled apart into infinite variations, infinite color. The home studio is stuffed with work, evidence of the restless energy with which he...

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Mandatory Viewing: Nancy Spero’s Bold Feminist Art Related Press Mandatory Viewing: Nancy Spero’s Bold Feminist Art The New York Times : 13 June 2019

A small sign outside Nancy Spero: Paper Mirror at MoMA PS1 says 'this exhibition may not be suitable for all audiences.' Fair enough, since the show contains some abstract, impressionistic depictions of Vietnam War atrocities and some garden-variety nudity. But when you think of the importance of her work in this moment, the sign also feels like a...

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The Powerful Humanism of Garry Winogrand’s Colour Photographs Related Press The Powerful Humanism of Garry Winogrand’s Colour Photographs Frieze : 7 June 2019

It's hard to imagine now the degree to which colour photography was vilified in the fine arts circles of last century. As Kodachrome and its successors brought colour process to a wide audience starting in 1935, the format was associated with postwar, low-brow pursuits: rec-room slide shows and birthday party Polaroids, or the glossy travelogues...

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Piero Manzoni Related Press Piero Manzoni Art in America : 1 June 2019

The two Piero Manzoni shows on view at Hauser & Wirth, Materials of His Time and Lines, inevitably bring to mind the ample exhibition Gagosian staged a decade ago.

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In the Works: A Studio Visit with Ryan Sullivan Related Press In the Works: A Studio Visit with Ryan Sullivan The High Line Art Blog : 31 May 2019

Artist Ryan Sullivan looks to improvisation to inform his process of making paintings. Sullivan is one of eight artists participating in En Plein Air, a group exhibition presented by High Line Art that broadens and challenges historical ideas of outdoor painting. The exhibition title refers to the mid-19th century practice of en plein air painting...

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What to See in Art Galleries Right Now Related Press What to See in Art Galleries Right Now The New York Times : 29 May 2019

What to See in Art Galleries Right Now:Sanya Kantarovsky’s darkly funny eccentrics; Firelei Báez’s empowered mythologies; Chris Ofili’s Calypso; Tino Sehgal’s interpreters; and Carolee Schneemann’s cat collaborations.

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Josh Kline’s Water World Related Press Josh Kline’s Water World Hyperallergic : 26 May 2019

The unsubtle symbolism begins with the closed door adjacent to the attendants' desk. The door, titled 8° C (Runaway Irresponsibility Effect) (2019), reveals jagged patches of a United States flag through its sand-covered exterior, a portent of the tattered Republic that lies in wait behind it. The punchy, artist-authored press release — a...

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John Sonsini Related Press John Sonsini The Brooklyn Rail : 20 May 2019

There have always been multiple entry points for viewers to come to terms with John Sonsini's bravura portraits of single or multiple male subjects, most of whom are Mexican day laborers, and 'the age of Trump' has unexpectedly provided us with yet another.

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Can We Start Appreciating Indigenous Art on Its Own Terms? Related Press Can We Start Appreciating Indigenous Art on Its Own Terms? The New York Times : 17 May 2019

What does the United States look like, and who gets to decide? Our museums of modern and contemporary art, after far too long, have at last begun to esteem the work of living Native American artists—and several major shows, including the Whitney Museum of American Art’s just-opened biennial, have plunged into the ruinous legacy of settler...

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Aboriginal artists find a surprising new champion: Steve Martin Related Press Aboriginal artists find a surprising new champion: Steve Martin The Washington Post : 16 May 2019

The show, Desert Painters of Australia, at Gagosian’s Madison Avenue gallery on the Upper East Side opened this month. All the paintings were made in the past 30 years by Aboriginal painters from the central and western desert regions of Australia. One is borrowed from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, the...

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Jeff Wall Takes Photography Into a Painterly Realm Related Press Jeff Wall Takes Photography Into a Painterly Realm The New York Times : 15 May 2019

Rumination and risk-taking, in equal measure, mark Jeff Wall’s spellbinding new exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea.Since the 1970s, the restless 'conceptual photographer' has made single, large-scale prints using elaborate processes and layered references from other mediums like painting, film and theater. The final image was always...

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Frieze New York Addresses the Heat and Expands the Kitchen Related Press Frieze New York Addresses the Heat and Expands the Kitchen The New York Times : 1 May 2019

Frieze New York, the eighth edition of which takes place Thursday through Sunday in Randalls Island Park, has distinguished itself as a thoughtful entry in the global art fair derby, offering copious curated sections and special projects in addition to serving as a commercial hub.But the lesson learned from the 2018 New York fair is that the...

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JOSH SMITH with Phong Bui Related Press JOSH SMITH with Phong Bui The Brooklyn Rail : 1 May 2019

Anyone who has followed Josh Smith's work, since his memorable exhibit at Reena Spaulings Fine Art in 2005, would undoubtedly admit the boundary of the artist's often-rectangular canvases does not constrain his highly-charged emotional and restless energy. Most would take notice how Smith has continually been able to explore endless potential, and...

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The Shows To See Around Town During Frieze New York Related Press The Shows To See Around Town During Frieze New York Frieze : 30 April 2019

Just months after his premature death at age 34, the black, gay artist Darrel Ellis – who used photography, drawing and painting to depict spectral, distorted portraits of himself and of his family – became the star of MoMA's exhibition 'New Photography 8' (1992–3). Ellis sourced most of his images from an archive of photographs taken in Harlem and...

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Your Concise Guide to Frieze Week 2019 Related Press Your Concise Guide to Frieze Week 2019 Hyperallergic : 30 April 2019

With spring in full effect, the Frieze art fair once again returns to Randall's Island. As usual, though, the week also brings a plethora of other art fairs and art events, and Hyperallergic has put together a guide for the ten fairs coming to New York this week. While Frieze and TEFAF are the two larger fairs, fairs like The Other Art Fair and...

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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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