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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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Lucerne

Switzerland

All Exhibitions In Lucerne

Contemporary art exhibition, Tanya Goel, Equations in a Variable at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
14 November 2019–1 February 2020 Tanya Goel Equations in a Variable Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Not Vital, Che fasch? at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
12 September–2 November 2019 Not Vital Che fasch? Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Julia Steiner, Fragmente der Welten at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
31 August 2019 Julia Steiner Fragmente der Welten Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Zhang Xuerui, The Everyday as Ontology at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
6 June–17 August 2019 Zhang Xuerui The Everyday as Ontology Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Cao Yu, FEMME FATALE at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
17 April–25 May 2019 Cao Yu FEMME FATALE Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Rebekka Steiger, wild is the wind at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
14 February–30 March 2019 Rebekka Steiger wild is the wind Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Mirko Baselgia, Habitat at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
23 November 2018–2 February 2019 Mirko Baselgia Habitat Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Ju Ting, Ju Ting at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
13 September–30 October 2018 Ju Ting Ju Ting Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Meng Huang, BO (Waves) at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
26 April–3 August 2018 Meng Huang BO (Waves) Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Yang Mushi, Compulsory Execution at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
22 February–14 April 2018 Yang Mushi Compulsory Execution Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Extended Ground at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
23 November 2017–9 February 2018 Group Exhibition Extended Ground Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Aldo Walker, Solo Exhibition at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
2 September–28 October 2017 Aldo Walker Solo Exhibition Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Li Gang, Solo Exhibition at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
28 April–5 August 2017 Li Gang Solo Exhibition Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Cheng Ran, Selected Films at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
17 February–9 April 2017 Cheng Ran Selected Films Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Hu Qingyan, 空壳 Hollow Husk at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
18 November 2016–28 January 2017 Hu Qingyan 空壳 Hollow Husk Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Christian Schoeler, Rembrandt as a Boy at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
26 August–5 November 2016 Christian Schoeler Rembrandt as a Boy Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Chen Fei, The Day is Yet Long at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
20 May–30 July 2016 Chen Fei The Day is Yet Long Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
Contemporary art exhibition, Yan Xing, Nuit et Brouillard at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
12 February–30 April 2016 Yan Xing Nuit et Brouillard Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Julia Steiner, across rooms at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
13 November 2015–16 January 2016 Julia Steiner across rooms Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Cheng Ran, A Film in Progress at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
18 September–24 October 2015 Cheng Ran A Film in Progress Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Zhou Siwei, Schematic at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
22 May–29 August 2015 Zhou Siwei Schematic Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Ai WeiWei, Hu Qingyan, Li Zhanyang, Liu Ding, Not Vital, MÁRMAKOS at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
26 February–8 May 2015 Ai WeiWei, Hu Qingyan, Li Zhanyang, Liu Ding, Not Vital MÁRMAKOS Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Ai Weiwei, Ai Weiwei at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
13 November 2014–21 February 2015 Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Li Gang, Salt Road at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
21 August–1 November 2014 Li Gang Salt Road Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
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About Lucerne

Set on Lake Lucerne, where the Swiss Alps begin, the compact medieval city of Lucerne has long been renowned for its spectacular natural surroundings, architecture and unparalleled collections of modern art. With a small but burgeoning contemporary art scene forging significant connections and spaces for innovation, the Swiss-German city is rapidly rising to rival its larger, flashier Swiss counterparts.

Once a refuge for composer Richard Wagner, Lucerne possesses historical and ongoing cultural significance. Amidst the pristine Swiss medieval and Renaissance architecture one finds art treasures of the past. Topping the list is Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen's Lion Monument (1819–1821), which honours the Swiss mercenaries killed in the 1792 storming of Paris' Tuileries Palace. Another treasure is Edouard Castres' grand circular panorama The Arrival of General Bourbaki's Army at Les Verrières (1881), installed in its Lucerne rotunda in 1889. Established as the Kunstpanorama in 1996, the Kunsthalle Luzern is based in the Bourbaki Panorama building and focused on the exhibition and discussion of local, national, and international art, and also acts as a documentation repository for Central Swiss artists.

A pinnacle art attraction housed in a neoclassical building, the Rosengart Collection (the private collection of art dealer Angela Rosengart) is a pre-eminent gallery of European modernist art. Open to the public since 2002, the collection boasts over 200 works by Impressionist and modernist masters including Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, Klee, Modigliani, and Dufy. Established in 1992 Galerie Urs Meile has played an integral role in the introduction and dissemination of a range of contemporary art methods and styles in Lucerne. With an outpost in Beijing, the gallery sustains a strong international connection, facilitating an exchange of art and artists between the two cities.

Moving between various locations since its establishment in 1873, the Kunstmuseum Luzern has built up a significant collection of historical and contemporary works while consistently engaging with and nurturing avantgarde art within and beyond the region. Occupying the fourth floor of Jean Nouvel's Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre (KKL) since 2000, the Kunstmuseum's exhibition programmes use the institution's historic collection as a backdrop to focus on contemporary art.

Alongside the newly established Kunstpavillon (opened in 2017), numerous smaller semi-permanent gallery spaces dot the city, including Museum im Bellpark, Galerie gummi-entli, and the KALI Gallery, providing a stage for new and up-and-coming Swiss artists from a diverse range of genres. Beyond the conventional gallery space, the LA Collection'Air sculpture park located on the territory of Château Gütsch showcases various unique sculptures and installations by several Russian artists.

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