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Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’ Ocula Conversation Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’

A group of voices accompanies me in the exhibition. They are singing words I cannot comprehend, yet the warm tunes are familiar: folk songs, love songs, songs of longing. There are letters, too. They speak of the quotidian details of a soldier's life: the hardness of the war, sending money to the family, and longing for familiar landscapes, food,...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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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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All Exhibitions In New York

Contemporary art exhibition, Alexandre Singh, A Gentle Horror at Metro Pictures, New York
11 October–9 November 2019 Alexandre Singh A Gentle Horror Metro Pictures, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Jane Lee, It Is as It Is at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
10 October–9 November 2019 Jane Lee It Is as It Is Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Chelsea, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Patrick Wilson, Patrick Wilson at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York
10 October–9 November 2019 Patrick Wilson Patrick Wilson Miles McEnery Gallery, 525 West 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Patrick Wilson, Patrick Wilson at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York
10 October–9 November 2019 Patrick Wilson Patrick Wilson Miles McEnery Gallery, 520 West 21st Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Otto Meyer-Amden, Vorbereitung at Galerie Buchholz, New York
26 September–2 November 2019 Otto Meyer-Amden Vorbereitung Galerie Buchholz, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Ron Gorchov, Ron Gorchov: at the cusp of the 80s, paintings 1979–1983 at Cheim & Read, New York
26 September–2 November 2019 Ron Gorchov Ron Gorchov: at the cusp of the 80s, paintings 1979–1983 Cheim & Read, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Henry Taylor, NIECE COUSIN KIN LOOK HOW LONG IT'S BEEN at Blum & Poe, New York
24 September–2 November 2019 Henry Taylor NIECE COUSIN KIN LOOK HOW LONG IT'S BEEN Blum & Poe, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Richard Serra, Forged Rounds at Gagosian, New York
17 September–7 December 2019 Richard Serra Forged Rounds Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Richard Serra, Reverse Curve at Gagosian, New York
17 September 2019–1 February 2020 Richard Serra Reverse Curve Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Richard Serra, Triptychs and Diptychs at Gagosian, New York
16 September–2 November 2019 Richard Serra Triptychs and Diptychs Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Alexander Calder, Small Sphere and Heavy Sphere at Pace Gallery, New York
14 September–26 October 2019 Alexander Calder Small Sphere and Heavy Sphere Pace Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Loie Hollowell, Plumb Line at Pace Gallery, New York
14 September–19 October 2019 Loie Hollowell Plumb Line Pace Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, David Hockney, La Grande Cour, Normandy at Pace Gallery, New York
14 September–19 October 2019 David Hockney La Grande Cour, Normandy Pace Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Peter Hujar, Master Class at Pace Gallery, New York
14 September–19 October 2019 Peter Hujar Master Class Pace Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Yto Barrada, Paste Papers at Pace Gallery, New York
14 September–20 December 2019 Yto Barrada Paste Papers Pace Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcus Jahmal, Double down at Almine Rech, New York
13 September–19 October 2019 Marcus Jahmal Double down Almine Rech, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Wael Shawky, The Gulf Project Camp at Lisson Gallery, New York
13 September–16 October 2019 Wael Shawky The Gulf Project Camp Lisson Gallery, West 24th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Bernard Piffaretti, Bernard Piffaretti at Lisson Gallery, New York
13 September–19 October 2019 Bernard Piffaretti Bernard Piffaretti Lisson Gallery, 10th Avenue, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Annie Morris, Annie Morris at Timothy Taylor, New York
13 September–19 October 2019 Annie Morris Annie Morris Timothy Taylor, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Jeppe Hein, I AM WITH YOU at 303 Gallery, New York
12 September–19 October 2019 Jeppe Hein I AM WITH YOU 303 Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Lucas Arruda, Deserto-Modelo at David Zwirner, New York
12 September–26 October 2019 Lucas Arruda Deserto-Modelo David Zwirner, 19th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Sarah Dwyer, Tink at Jane Lombard Gallery, New York
12 September–19 October 2019 Sarah Dwyer Tink Jane Lombard Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Mike Cloud, Tears in abstraction at Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
12 September–2 November 2019 Mike Cloud Tears in abstraction Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Past Presence at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
10 September–26 October 2019 Hiroshi Sugimoto Past Presence Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
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About New York

The exact date that New York became the perceived centre of the Western art world is debatable. Some say it was in the early 1940s—during World War II—when a number of European artists immigrated to the United States. Others argue that it was not until Abstract Expressionism was established later that decade. Regardless, over 70 years after Willem de Kooning had his first solo gallery exhibition at Charles Egan Gallery on 57th Street in 1948, New York remains an art world powerhouse.

One reason for New York's significance is the city's many well-endowed cultural institutions. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, founded in 1870, houses a behemoth collection that encompasses over two million works of art made over a period of 5,000 years. Devoted to the evolving story of contemporary art around the world, The Museum of Modern Art holds 200,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, media and performance art works, architectural models and drawings, designed objects, and films.

Other notable institutions dedicated to modern and contemporary art include the famed Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, designed by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. MoMA PS1—an offshoot of the stalwart Museum of Modern Art—has been one of the largest American non-profit art institutions since its establishment in 1971, while The Met Breuer—the recently opened annex to The Metropolitan Museum of Art—provides ample opportunity to encounter 20th- and 21st-century masterpieces on Madison Avenue.

The concentration of galleries in New York is perhaps most important to its status in the art world. In total, the city is estimated to contain close to 1,500 galleries. These galleries range from blue chip institutions to non-profit art spaces and artist-run initiatives. While these spaces are spread out across the city's five boroughs, many of them can be found in the following six neighbourhoods: Chelsea, the Lower East Side, Soho, 57th Street, Williamsburg/Bushwick/Greenpoint, and Dumbo.

Chelsea—a former industrial neighbourhood ripe with wide-open warehouse spaces along the far west side of Manhattan between 14th and 34th Streets—is home to mega-galleries Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner, Gagosian, Pace, Anton Kern, Gladstone, Marianne Boesky, and Lehmann Maupin, among many, many others. DIA Chelsea—the New York branch of the DIA Foundation—is one of the notable non-profit spaces in the area.

The Lower East Side is often cited as home to the more avantgarde or experimental spaces. These include Bodega, Chapter NY, CANADA, JTT, 47 Canal, Invisible Exports, Zach Feuer Gallery, 33 Orchard, Foxy Productions, and Sargent's Daughters. More traditional contemporary art galleries—such as Sperone Westwater and Lehmann Maupin—also have strong presences in the neighbourhood. Extending from Chinatown to Houston Street, the art scene centres around Manhattan's only museum devoted to contemporary art: the New Museum on the Bowery. Recently opened spaces in the area include the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, located in a century-old building previously designed for Consolidated Edison and later used as the home and studio of Walter De Maria until his death in 2013.

Adjacent to the Lower East Side is the gallery district of Soho, once the thriving center of the avantgarde. Though not the epicentre it once was, significant current residents include the Drawing Center, Team Gallery, Jeffery Deitch, and Walter De Maria's Earth Room.

57th street and the Upper East Side have similarly ceded dominion over the art world, but continue to house internationally renowned galleries. These are Pace, Gagosian, and Salon 94, among others, as well as standalone institutions such as Craig F Starr, Acquavella Galleries, Half Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan.

The six neighbourhoods listed above are also home to the city's auction houses, with Christie's located at 20 Rockefeller Plaza, Sotheby's at 72nd street and York Avenue, and Phillips on Park Avenue.

If you really want to see where the cool kids hang, visit the sprawling neighbourhood of Williamsburg/Greenpoint/Bushwick, which in recent years has become the centre of the art, music, and food scenes in New York. Notable galleries include Front Room, Sideshow, Soloway Fine Art, and Figureworks. Dumbo—another neighbourhood in Brooklyn—holds more studio spaces than it does galleries, but it is worth visiting the art spaces—among them Art in General and AIR—if only for views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges just down the street.

Further into the borough, the evolving Brooklyn Museum has been making a splash in the art world since 1999, when then-mayor Rudy Giuliani threatened to close the institution for its exhibition Sensation. It had included Chris Ofili's now-iconic The Holy Virgin Mary (1996), a work that depicted the Madonna as a black woman made of elephant dung. New York, as residents know, has never been afraid to confront the powers-that-be with revolutionary culture, and that remains true today, even in an increasingly safe and wealthy metropolis.

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