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Close Encounters: Frieze Masters 2017
Ocula ReportClose Encounters: Frieze Masters 201712 Oct 2017 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
There was a palpable buzz at the sixth edition of Frieze Masters. An excitement whipped up by the exhilarating way ancient and modern were brought together by galleries offering intriguing blends of artefact and artwork. This is a fair that makes history feel accessible. It was remarkable to see the Alaskan Kodiak Madonna (dating to 500-200 BCE),...
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I Taste the Future: Lofoten International Arts Festival 2017
Ocula ReportI Taste the Future: Lofoten International Arts Festival 201712 Oct 2017 : Cathryn Drake for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
'We are all lichens'. Famously associated with the thinking of feminist theorist Donna Haraway, this declaration—referring to a fungus that grows from algae and cyanobacteria—provided a compelling key to the 2017 Lofoten International Arts Festival (LIAF), I Taste the Future (1 September–1 October 2017), curated by Heidi Ballet and...
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Pi Li
Ocula ConversationPi LiSenior curator at M+, scholar and writer{{document.location.href}}
In 2003, Hou Hanru staged an exhibition as part of the 50th Venice Biennale, Z.O.U.—Zone of Urgency. The show included a project called Canton Express, which consisted of works and installations by 14 artists and art spaces from the Pearl River Delta region—'the first major presentation of contemporary art from the Pearl River Delta...
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Hammad Nasar
Ocula ConversationHammad NasarCurator and writer{{document.location.href}}
I met Hammad Nasar at the fledgling Hong Kong International Art Fair in 2008 (four years later the fair had transformed into the slick Hong Kong Art Basel), manning the Green Cardamom booth, a gallery and arts organisation he and his partner Anita Dawood founded in 2004 with the aim that the art they sold would finance their non-commercial projects...
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