'Attempts to Contain': India's Baptist Coelho, winner of 2016 Sovereign Asian Art PrizeNews & Views'Attempts to Contain': India's Baptist Coelho, winner of 2016 Sovereign Asian Art Prize27 Aug. 2016
Indian artist Baptist Coelho may have only recently won the 2016 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Asia’s most prestigious contemporary art prize, but he has been studiously thinking about ideas of ‘nation-state’ and boundaries, its traditional arm of influence, i.e., the military, and sites of conflict since as early as 2006, when he be...
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The abstract patterns of sound on dusty speaker coversNews & ViewsThe abstract patterns of sound on dusty speaker covers26 Aug. 2016
There are no drawings on the walls for the Drawing Center’s current exhibition — at least, none you may define in the conventional sense of the medium. On view are speaker cloths, the woven fabric through which sound passes but not dust, which remains trapped between the material, accumulating over time to create faint shapes and abstra...
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Ocula Report: Spring 1883Ocula ReportOcula Report: Spring 188325 Aug. 2016 : Amelia Winata for Ocula
The VIP preview of Spring 1883’s 2016 edition was surely a contender for the most exclusive ‘money-can’t-buy’ ticket in town. Prior to the art fair’s opening, interested parties were told that requests for tickets would be denied and that only those who received an invitation would be permitted entry. It didn’...
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Kyungah HamOcula ConversationKyungah HamArtist, Seoul
‘You don’t have to paint a fist to challenge authority; it is only natural that the mode of fighting was to devote oneself to the abstract, to deny the unreal reality.’ –Lee Ufan At first glance, Kyungah Ham’s embroidered canvases are beautifully seductive. From afar the works seem to be brightly coloured high-...
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