From Cao Fei's first large-scale institutional exhibition in Asia, to a showing of historical works by Robert Rauschenberg, Ocula contributor Diana d'Arenberg offers her lowdown of shows to see in Hong Kong this autumn.
Cao Fei: A hollow in a world too full
Tai Kwun Contemporary, 10 Hollywood Rd, Central
8 September 2018–4 January 2019
In February 2007, the Athens Biennale announced its first edition, Destroy Athens, by distributing crumpled golden cards with dates and details among artists and art historians during a conference staged at the Goethe-Institut in Athens, Prayer for (Passive?) Resistance. The project seemed like a performative joke orchestrated by artist Poka-Yio,...
A rush of politics kicked off Frieze Week this year, with a talk between Chelsea Manning and James Bridle organised by the Institute of Contemporary Arts at the Royal Institution, three days ahead of the opening of Frieze London, Frieze Masters and 1-54 (4–7 October 2018). The event felt more like a press conference, with attendees seemingly...
Ocula CityShanghaiShanghai's concrete jungle conceals many flourishing galleries, breath-taking private museums, and a thriving art scene that rivals Beijing for complexity and economic savvy. The bustling commercial district of the Bund is home to the Art Deco clad Rockbund Museum, exhibiting a stellar line-up of Chinese and international artists, and the newly opened Long Museum West Bund, housing the collection of Liu Yiqian and Wang Wei. The gritty artist enclave on 50 Moganshan Road is home to leading Chinese practitioners and emerging artists alike, where visitors can get up close with Shanghai's best talent.
Currently ShowingWu YimingPainting the Banal8 September–21 October 2018SHANGHART Westbund, Shanghai, ChinaView Exhibition
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