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Kim Tschang-Yeul: Art Without Ego Ocula Conversation Kim Tschang-Yeul: Art Without Ego

Kim Tschang-Yeul turns 90 this December, following an illustrious career that played a crucial role in bringing post-war Korean painting into the modern and contemporary art canon. Long celebrated for pensive depictions of water drops, the esteemed artist uses dual languages of abstraction and hyperrealism to articulate the psychological traumas...

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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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In a Year of No Future: Cyberpunk at Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun Ocula Report In a Year of No Future: Cyberpunk at Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun 22 Nov 2019 : Emily Verla Bovino for Ocula

In what was reportedly Tokyo's cloudiest summer in over a century this July, Yoshiji Kigami, key animator of the cyberpunk classic Akira (1988), died in an arson attack that killed 35 people at Kyoto Animation. The attacker lit the fire with a lighter after dousing the studio with gasoline. 'They are always stealing', he explained in the belief 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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Melbourne Art Fair Set To Impress With Diverse Program Related Press Melbourne Art Fair Set To Impress With Diverse Program Annemarie Kiely for Vogue / 13 August 2014 : 14 August 2014

With access to good international art a mere click away, art fairs around the world are struggling to compete with the internet’s immediacy, convenience and impact. But as Barry Keldoulis, director of the Melbourne Art Fair (MAF) reminded the media fray gathered this morning to preview the Fair’s content, nothing yet competes with an...

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Mikala Dwyer Is The Winner Of The 2014 Melbourne Art Foundation Artist Commission Related Press Mikala Dwyer Is The Winner Of The 2014 Melbourne Art Foundation Artist Commission Lucy Stranger for Artist Profile / 13 August 2014 : 14 August 2014

Artist Mikala Dwyer’s sculptural work 'The weight of shape', 2014, was revealed yesterday as the greatly anticipated 2014 Artist Commission, by the Melbourne Art Foundation.Created especially by Sydney-based artist Dwyer, it will be on display at the Melbourne Art Fair from Thursday 14 August until Sunday 17 August 2014, and then...

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Top 10 Unmissables At The Melbourne Art Fair Related Press Top 10 Unmissables At The Melbourne Art Fair Miranda Tay for ArtsHub / 12 August 2014 : 13 August 2014

Michael Zavros and Rolls Royce: In this first-time unique collaboration, leading contemporary artist Zavros (seen below with the Rolls Royce, image: supplied) will present a bespoke performance entitled Forty that features a Rolls-Royce Wraith and international twin models, Jordan and Zac Stenmark in an elaborate, composed performance, which will...

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Tom Polo: Eavesdropping For Art'S Sake Related Press Tom Polo: Eavesdropping For Art'S Sake Nick Galvin for The Sydney Morning Herald / 01 August 2014 : 5 August 2014

While riding home on a bus in 2009, painter Tom Polo noticed a tattoo on the back of a passenger.“The guy had this singlet on and you could see his shoulder blades,” says Polo. “He had this massive curvy text straight across his back that said, ‘Such as life’.“Did he not know the phrase or did the...

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