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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ By Jareh Das, New York

Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...

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Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements Ocula Report Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements By Radha Mahendru, Dhaka

Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.

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Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist Ocula Insight Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist By Sherry Paik, New York

Guo Hongwei's recent watercolour paintings, showing at Chambers Fine Art in New York from 3 March, trigger pareidolia—the phenomenon of seeing random objects or patterns where they do not exist.

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Melbourne Art Fair Set To Impress With Diverse Program Related Press Melbourne Art Fair Set To Impress With Diverse Program 14 August 2014, Annemarie Kiely for Vogue / 13 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 14 August 2014, Lucy Stranger for Artist Profile / 13 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...

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Top 10 Unmissables At The Melbourne Art Fair Related Press Top 10 Unmissables At The Melbourne Art Fair 13 August 2014, Miranda Tay for ArtsHub / 12 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 5 August 2014, Nick Galvin for The Sydney Morning Herald / 01 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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