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Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus Ocula Report Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus 14 Dec 2018 : Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein for Ocula

Retrospective 1965–2017, Beatriz González's exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (13 October 2018–6 January 2019), presents a selection of 120 works that bear witness to Colombia's political and social upheavals of the last 50 years. Throughout, the link between González's practice and the sociopolitical context it references...

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Ingrid Schaffner Ocula Conversation Ingrid Schaffner Curator, 57th Carnegie International

Founded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie as part of the Carnegie Institute in 1895, Carnegie Museum sought to 'bring the world' to the city with a grand building housing a natural history museum, a library, and an art museum operating as a fluid space for knowledge exchange. In its 123-year history, the institution has built up a world-class...

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Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City Ocula Report Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City 8 Dec 2018 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

The nation-state—a nation (a people) presided over by a governing body with jurisdiction over a defined territory (the state)—is either going through a renaissance or demise, depending on one's perspective. There has been talk about the nation-state's end for years—from a 2013 United States National Intelligence Council report...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Ni Zhiqi, Vacuum. Dry Land. Into the Room 真空、干地与房间 at Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai
3 November–30 December 2018 Ni Zhiqi Vacuum. Dry Land. Into the Room 真空、干地与房间 Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Nalini Malani, CAN YOU HEAR ME? Nalini Malani 1969-2018 at Arario Gallery, Shanghai
6 November 2018–17 February 2019 Nalini Malani CAN YOU HEAR ME? Nalini Malani 1969-2018 Arario Gallery, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Ding Yi, Interchange | 立交 at ShanghART, Shanghai
7 November 2018–6 January 2019 Ding Yi Interchange | 立交 ShanghART, Westbund, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Takashi Murakami, Takashi Murakami in Wonderland at Perrotin, Shanghai
10 November 2018–5 January 2019 Takashi Murakami Takashi Murakami in Wonderland Perrotin, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Group exhibition, Carte Blanche: Awkward at ShanghART, Shanghai
15 December 2018–17 February 2019 Group exhibition Carte Blanche: Awkward ShanghART, M50, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Sol LeWitt, Sol LeWitt at Perrotin, Shanghai
23 March–25 May 2019 Sol LeWitt Sol LeWitt Perrotin, Shanghai

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Cuauhtémoc Medina Ocula Conversation Cuauhtémoc Medina Curator, 12th Shanghai Biennale

Launched in 1996 and now in its twelfth edition, the Shanghai Biennale is the longest-running biennial in China, presented at the Power Station of Art, China's only government-funded art space in a landscape dominated by private museums. This year's edition (10 November 2018–10 March 2019), curated by Mexican-born Cuauhtémoc Medina, brings together...

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Simon Wang Ocula Conversation Simon Wang Gallerist

In 2013, Simon Wang founded Antenna Space in Shanghai's M50 art district in response to a growing interest in contemporary art in his city. The diverse artists on the gallery's roster include Guan Xiao (known for her conceptual videos and installations), conceptual artist Nadim Abbas, and painters Allison Katz, Xinyi Cheng, and Cui Jie, among...

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Shanghai's West Bund and Art021 fairs overlap in 2018 Ocula Report Shanghai's West Bund and Art021 fairs overlap in 2018 17 Nov 2018 : Diana d’Arenberg for Ocula

The last time I visited West Bund Art & Design was four years ago, when the fair was in its first year of operation: a small, boutique offering held in a cavernous hangar that seemed too big for it. Much has changed since then. Mirroring the rapid development of the city itself, West Bund has grown from 25 galleries in 2014 to a fair that...

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Shanghai Art Exhibitions to See: The Lowdown Ocula Report Shanghai Art Exhibitions to See: The Lowdown 2 Nov 2018 : Sam Gaskin for Ocula

There is no official Shanghai Art Week, but the term has nevertheless entered the lexicon of the city's contemporary art community. It's especially apt this year, with the firmly established West Bund Art Fair (8–11 November 2018) and Art021 (9–11 November 2018) taking place the same week that the 12th Shanghai Biennale opens at the Power Station...

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PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2018 Ocula Report PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2018 15 Oct 2018 : Georgina Adam for Ocula

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai held its fifth edition between 21 and 23 September 2018. As in previous years, the event was held in the Shanghai Exhibition Center—a neoclassical construction dating from 1955, built in the form of a central hall with two curved wings, topped with an ornate and unmissable 110-metre spire. The building is surprisingly...

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Lorraine Kiang Malingue Ocula Conversation Lorraine Kiang Malingue Co-founder, Edouard Malingue Gallery

Condo Shanghai (7 July–26 August 2018) is the first Shanghai edition of the Condo project, which was initiated in London in 2016 by gallerist Vanessa Carlos, of Carlos/Ishikawa. Since its inception, Condo has toured to cities like São Paulo (2018), Mexico City (2018), and New York (2017 and 2018). It connects local and international galleries by...

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Art021 and West Bund Art & Design wrestle for dominance Ocula Report Art021 and West Bund Art & Design wrestle for dominance 17 Nov 2017 : Sam Gaskin for Ocula

Two monster art fairs took place this November during what has become known as Shanghai Art Week. The once symbiotic relationship between Art021 and West Bund Art & Design—each of which emerged to serve distinct galleries and collectors as SH Contemporary shuddered to a close in 2015—has become more fraught as the events have grown....

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Expanded Vocabularies: PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2017 Ocula Report Expanded Vocabularies: PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2017 21 September 2017

Ten years ago, when I was but a new addition to Hong Kong's small but burgeoning community of gallerinas, I was hard pressed to sell an editioned photo print to Chinese collectors. People worried about edition numbers and the investment potential of something that had multiple prints. Visitors came to the gallery to take photos of the photos,...

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Melati Suryodarmo: Timoribus at Shanghart, Singapore Related Press Melati Suryodarmo: Timoribus at Shanghart, Singapore ArtReview Asia : 4 July 2018

Melati Suryodarmo's greatest asset is her Javanese dance- and butoh-trained body, the limits of which she explores in durational performances. The latter range from full-sprint displays of power (as in her best-known work, Exegie - Butter Dance, 2000, in which she dances and skids on blocks of butter), to periods of deep meditative surrender (in...

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I LOVE YOU: MELATI SURYODARMO Related Press I LOVE YOU: MELATI SURYODARMO ArtAsiaPacific : 4 July 2018

For acclaimed Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo’s first comprehensive solo exhibition in China, hosted at ShanghArt Beijing, she offered a group of works that represent her two-pronged practice, which comprises photography and durational performance art—the latter being her key pursuit, and the main focus of the show.The exhibition...

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LIVING ROOM: LIN SHAN Related Press LIVING ROOM: LIN SHAN ArtAsiaPacific : 4 July 2018

ShanghART's gallery at M50 is an awkward shape, on a mezzanine with a high celling, accessed via concrete stairs—there is nothing remotely homely about it. Under subdued lighting, Lin Shan's Living Room represented less a place than an uneasy atmosphere.

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Zhang Enli. Colourful Tower, The Bridge 8, Shanghai, 2017 Related Video & Audio Zhang Enli. Colourful Tower, The Bridge 8, Shanghai, 2017 Hauser & Wirth : 15 January 2018

Zhang Enli talks about his three-dimensional painting Colourful Tower, at Bridge 8, Shanghai, in November 2017. Influenced traditional Chinese brush painting, Zhang’s unique approach to abstraction explores the deceptively poetic aspects of everyday contemporary life.

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Ren Hang’s provocative photographs feature in Shanghai Photofairs’ new Spotlight section Related Press Ren Hang’s provocative photographs feature in Shanghai Photofairs’ new Spotlight section The Art Newspaper : 25 July 2017

Works by the late photographer Ren Hang are due to go on show at the Photofairs photography fair in Shanghai this autumn (7-10 September, Shanghai Exhibition Centre) in a show billed as the first major exhibition of the artist's work since his death in February. All 19 works, previously seen at the KWM Art Center in Beijing in the exhibition Beauty...

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SHA SHA SHA LIANG SHAOJI Related Press SHA SHA SHA LIANG SHAOJI ArtAsiaPacific : 1 June 2017

Silkworms are surprisingly noisy creatures. For proof, look no further than Liang Shaoji's Moon Garden (2015), a single-channel video work that captures the caterpillars' instinctive, relentless chomping of mulberry leaves and movement as they spin raw silk. Recorded by Liang as he lay on the floor to film the creatures, as if himself a silkworm,...

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'IMMERSIVE LIGHT': JAMES TURRELL Related Press 'IMMERSIVE LIGHT': JAMES TURRELL ArtAsiaPacific : 17 May 2017

Since the mid-1960s, James Turrell has devoted himself to an all-consuming exploration, articulation and understanding of a core component of our known universe: light. As one of the pioneering artists of Southern California's Light and Space movement, Turrell, for the past 50 years, has dramatically transformed spaces around the world along with...

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'Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence': young Chinese and international artists at Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai Related Press 'Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence': young Chinese and international artists at Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai Art Radar Journal : 13 April 2017

Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence is a group exhibition at Shanghai's Leo Xu Projects, a collaboration with Los Angeles-based David Kordansky gallery that mixes together both venues' roster of artists in a configuration that makes connections, suggesting the ways art can 'bear witness to an uncertain state of...

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