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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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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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The Soulful Standouts Amid the Fanfare of Frieze LA Related Press The Soulful Standouts Amid the Fanfare of Frieze LA Hyperallergic : 18 February 2019

LOS ANGELES — Fairs are notorious as places where art goes to die, but while Frieze Los Angeles lives up to this cliché, its scale is not so leviathan as to choke all the life out of the work on display.

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As Frieze Los Angeles Opens, Three Young California Artists Are Reinventing What Figurative Painting Can Be Related Press As Frieze Los Angeles Opens, Three Young California Artists Are Reinventing What Figurative Painting Can Be Vogue : 15 February 2019

And then there’s German-born Katja Seib, who trained with Tomma Abts and was a visiting student of Peter Doig at the famed Arts Academy of Düsseldorf. Her lucid, moody figure paintings, on rough burlap or found fabrics, mix realism and fiction in unexpected ways—one just made its L.A. debut in Sadie Coles’s booth at Frieze.

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Frieze Los Angeles: Lights, Camera, Art! Related Press Frieze Los Angeles: Lights, Camera, Art! New York Times : 13 February 2019

LOS ANGELES — The New York backlot of Paramount Studios, where fake brownstones and townhouses mimic city streets, has been invaded by aliens before. But it has never seen anything quite like the bright green serpent that winds all the way from a "SoHo subway station" up through several apartment windows.The snake isn't scary...

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Your Concise Guide to Los Angeles Frieze Week 2019 Related Press Your Concise Guide to Los Angeles Frieze Week 2019 Hyperallergic : 13 February 2019

Los Angeles is often considered an 'artists city,' a backhanded compliment inferring that it's a great place to make art but not to sell it. Over the past decade, the city's profile as a well-rounded art center has grown — with the founding of private museums like the Broad and the Marciano, as well as curatorial endeavors that bestow...

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Los Angeles Frieze fair: city bids to become the next art capital Related Press Los Angeles Frieze fair: city bids to become the next art capital Los Angeles : 13 February 2019

More than 70 galleries will participate in Frieze Los Angeles, which takes place on the Paramount Pictures Studios lot in Hollywood. A tent designed by the architect Kulapat Yantrasast will house the gallery booths, 10 of which will be subsidized spaces for emerging galleries. Among the exhibits, visitors can expect to find blue-chip galleries...

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Will Frieze Los Angeles succeed where others have failed? Related Press Will Frieze Los Angeles succeed where others have failed? The Art Newspaper : 13 February 2019

'Hollywood is a place where they pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul,' Marilyn Monroe once said. As Frieze launches its first Los Angeles edition, many dealers in the city are weighing up whether the fair group is puckering up or selling out.For its third location, adding to London and New York, the fair's trademark...

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The ones to watch at the first ever Frieze Los Angeles Related Press The ones to watch at the first ever Frieze Los Angeles Tatler : 13 February 2019

February in LA has long been a permanent fixture in the calendars of the world's elite, who use awards season as a welcome excuse to escape the dreary drizzle in Europe and the biting cold on the East Coast. But now there's a new reason to be in Tinseltown this month: the launch of the first ever Frieze Los Angeles.

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Frieze Los Angeles 2019 preview: will the art fair get its big Hollywood break? Related Press Frieze Los Angeles 2019 preview: will the art fair get its big Hollywood break? Wallpaper* : 13 February 2019

Frieze is hoping to make it in Hollywood with the art fair's inaugural Los Angeles edition, which launches at Paramount Pictures Studios from 14–17 February. But can it catch its big break in the city of broken dreams? Paris Photo Los Angeles was shelved after three years due to low sales (in the same venue as the forthcoming Frieze no less), while...

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Iranian-born artist Shirazeh Houshiary: ‘Numbers are beautiful to me’ Related Press Iranian-born artist Shirazeh Houshiary: ‘Numbers are beautiful to me’ Financial Times : 9 February 2019

The secluded London studio of Shirazeh Houshiary foxes my Uber driver entirely. But I shouldn't be surprised that the Iranian-born artist is off-grid. Among a heap of volumes that litter her studio floor is Reality is Not What it Seems by Carlo Rovelli, the quantum physicist whose luminous texts explain why Newtonian laws of space and time can only...

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