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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Amsterdam

Netherlands

All Exhibitions In Amsterdam

Contemporary art exhibition, Alice Browne, Camouflage at Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam
21 November 2019–11 January 2020 Alice Browne Camouflage Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Gavin Turk, Letting Go at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
19 October–23 December 2019 Gavin Turk Letting Go Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, David LaChapelle, Act of Nature at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
1 June–28 September 2019 David LaChapelle Act of Nature Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Lucy Skaer, Carol Rhodes, Hanneline Visnes, Heavy Weather at GRIMM Frans Halsstraat, Amsterdam
18 May–13 July 2019 Lucy Skaer, Carol Rhodes, Hanneline Visnes Heavy Weather GRIMM Frans Halsstraat
Contemporary art exhibition, Letha Wilson, Cross Country at GRIMM Keizersgracht, Amsterdam
18 May–13 July 2019 Letha Wilson Cross Country GRIMM Keizersgracht
Contemporary art exhibition, Brian Fahlstrom, Returning Presence at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
13 April–25 May 2019 Brian Fahlstrom Returning Presence Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, All the World's A Stage at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
9 February–2 March 2019 Group Exhibition All the World's A Stage Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Iris Schomaker, Walking the Line at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
23 November 2018–26 January 2019 Iris Schomaker Walking the Line Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Todd Hido, Bright Black World at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
15 September–17 November 2018 Todd Hido Bright Black World Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, In Times of Plenty: The Shape of Things Today at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
7 July–4 September 2018 Group Exhibition In Times of Plenty: The Shape of Things Today Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Ichwan Noor, Beetle Sphere at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
26 May–30 June 2018 Ichwan Noor Beetle Sphere Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Miles Aldridge, ART HISTORY at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
7 April–22 May 2018 Miles Aldridge ART HISTORY Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Keith Coventry, Junk & Pure Junk at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
24 February–4 April 2018 Keith Coventry Junk & Pure Junk Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, New Beginnings at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
6 January–17 February 2018 Group Exhibition New Beginnings Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Roger Ballen, Ballenesque - A Retrospective at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
23 November–30 December 2017 Roger Ballen Ballenesque - A Retrospective Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Chen Nong, Silk Road & Scenes of Reflections at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
16 September–11 November 2017 Chen Nong Silk Road & Scenes of Reflections Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Joel Morrison, New Works at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
6 May–15 August 2017 Joel Morrison New Works Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Iris Schomaker, Come to the Edge at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
25 February–26 April 2017 Iris Schomaker Come to the Edge Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcus Harvey, Shipbuilding - New Works at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
25 November 2016–7 January 2017 Marcus Harvey Shipbuilding - New Works Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Donald Baechler, New Works at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
16 September–15 November 2016 Donald Baechler New Works Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Irina Ionesco, Ma Réalité Rêvée at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
19 March–10 May 2016 Irina Ionesco Ma Réalité Rêvée Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Andrew Moore, New Works from Dirt Meridian and Cuba at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
28 November 2015–20 February 2016 Andrew Moore New Works from Dirt Meridian and Cuba Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Todd Hido, Selections From a Survey: Khrystyna's World at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
12 September–21 November 2015 Todd Hido Selections From a Survey: Khrystyna's World Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Nobuyoshi Araki, Alluring Hell at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
6 June–15 August 2015 Nobuyoshi Araki Alluring Hell Reflex Amsterdam
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About Amsterdam

Once home to the likes of Rembrandt and Van Gogh, Amsterdam remains one of the most exciting places to encounter art. The prestigious Stedelijk Museum—established in 1874 by a group of Amsterdam residents—continues to stand as the Netherlands' leading institution to showcase modern and contemporary art. Its impressive collection holds the works of late-19th and early-20th-century giants in art history—Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso and Chagall—and of postwar household names such as Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Donald Judd, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Responsible for exhibiting the forerunners of contemporary art, the Stedelijk has organised major solo shows of Mike Kelley, Marlene Dumas and Lily van der Stokker, among others.

For enthusiasts of film and photography, EYE Filmmuseum and Foam are must-visit destinations in Amsterdam. Sometimes called 'the cinematic memory of the Netherlands', EYE houses the ever-growing collection of more than 40,000 films (both Dutch and international) in all genres. EYE is also acclaimed for its vast archive of posters and photographs, and expertise in film restoration, research and education. Located in one of the city's historic canal houses, Foam is a museum of contemporary photography devoted to promoting emerging and established talents. Among its international stars are August Sander, Diane Arbus and Richard Avedon, as well as the Netherlands' own Rineke Dijkstra, Erwin Olaf and Anton Corbijn.

In addition to its prestigious institutions, the city's galleries have made lasting contributions to Amsterdam's reputation as an international hub of contemporary art. Since its establishment in 2000, Annet Gelink Gallery has closely followed the latest tendencies and developments in the visual arts, championing leading Dutch artists Erik van Lieshout, Ed van der Elsken and Maria Barnas. Upstream Gallery—founded in 2003 and recently moved to a 17th-century canal house—is renowned for its experimental exhibitions and maverick artists. For a brief but concentrated experience of the Amsterdam contemporary art scene, one might benefit from the Amsterdam Art Weekend—an annual four-day event in November that is organised by major institutions and galleries in the city and transforms the area into a festival of exhibitions, performances, lectures and tours committed to contemporary art.

In 2013, two of Amsterdam's most celebrated historical museums have reopened after major refurbishments. The Rijksmuseum holds the Netherlands' largest collection of art and art objects, ranging from 500 years of Dutch painting to centuries-old costumes and delftware. At its heart, however, lies the works of the Dutch Golden Age Masters: 40 Rembrandts and four Vermeers, as well as paintings by Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Ferdinand Bol. The museum collection also extends beyond Europe, with nearly 8,000 objects from the Asian region. Second only to the Rijksmuseum in popularity, the Van Gogh Museum holds more than 200 paintings and 500 drawings of the internationally beloved painter and works by his contemporaries.

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