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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...

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Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger

In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of...

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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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ASIA NOW is Europe's first boutique art fair devoted to contemporary Asian art

While the 2017 edition explored South Korea's creative territories, ASIA NOW will highlight the richness and dynamism of the young, emerging Japanese artistic scene this year. The fair will host the Japanese Platform curated by Emmanuelle de Montgazon, associate curator of "A Japanese Season" at the Centre Pompidou-Metz in 2017-2018. The Japanese program will be organized as part of "Japonismes 2018," a series of cultural events celebrating the 160th anniversary of Franco-Japanese relations.

This year, ASIA NOW will welcome over 10 Chinese galleries, representing the breadth of contemporary Chinese creation through a multitude of group shows and projects by leading artists. Among them, Beijing Commune (Beijing) will devote its collective space to an exhibition around the notions of identity featuring Ma Qiusha, Xie Molin, and Zhao Yao, MadeIn Gallery (Shanghai) returns with Xu Zhen, Tang Contemporary Art (Bangkok, Hong Kong, Beijing) presents Cai Lei, Xu Xiaoguo and Zhao Zhao, and Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai) shows Ye Linghan.

Meanwhile, the international galleries A2Z Art Gallery (Hong Kong, Paris), DANYSZ gallery (Paris, Shanghai, London), and New Galerie (Paris) will dedicate their spaces to Chinese artists Li Donglu, Li Hongbo, and Li Shurui, respectively. Other participating Chinese artists include Xiao Ge and Liu Yujie (Amy Li Gallery, Beijing), Nabuqi, He Wei, and Wu Di (C-Space+Local, Beijing), Du Jie, Pu Yingwei, and Zhang Fan (Ginkgo Space, Beijing), Hao Shiming, Lu Chao, and Qian Jiahua (HdM Gallery, Beijing, London), Tan Ping, Hu Renyi, and Chen Lizhu (Leo Gallery, Shanghai, Hong Kong), and Dexi Tian, Lan Zhaoxing, and Li Xia (Tong Gallery+Projects, Beijing).

The 2018 edition is also distinguished by a selection of renowned southeast Asian artists represented by Filipino galleries. The three participating galleries, from Makati City, will represent the contemporary local scene: The Drawing Room (Makati City) returns this year with the works of Vermont Coronel Jr., Alvin Gregorio, and Dominic Mangila, while newcomer Finale Art File (Makati City) will show works by Ayka Go. Another newcomer from the Philippines, Vinyl on Vinyl (Makati City), will show works by Reen Barrera, Akira Miyamoto, Tekla Tamorio, and Pinky Urmaza.

Opening Hours

Wednesday, October 17: 11am-7pm
Thursday, October 18: 11am-7:30pm
Friday, October 19: 11am-8pm
Saturday, October 20: 11am-8pm
Sunday, October 21: 11am-5pm


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