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Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale Ocula Conversation Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the largest Francophone nation in Africa with vast resources and nearly 80 million inhabitants, is a place where commodities play a vital role in the national economy and the country's significance on the world stage. This is the context from which the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale (24 October–24 November...

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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline Ocula Report
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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline 13 Dec 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

From 20 to 21 July 2019, Artspace Sydney held a two-day symposium that brought artists in conversation with leading curators, writers, activists, academics, diplomats, and journalists from across Asia. The symposium was the final chapter of the 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS exhibition, publication, website, and Instagram project. Instigated and...

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The Legal Risks of Eating Maurizio Cattelan’s ‘Comedian’ Banana Ocula News The Legal Risks of Eating Maurizio Cattelan’s ‘Comedian’ Banana 11 December 2019

Last Saturday, Georgian-American artist David Datuna strode up to Maurizio Cattelan 's Comedian (2019), a banana duct-taped to the wall of Perrotin 's booth at Art Basel in Miami Beach . Datuna peeled the banana—first from the wall and then from its skin—and began eating it, saying, 'art performance: Hungry Artist .' Later, as he...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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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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Familiar names but unexpected finds at the ADAA Art Show Related Press Familiar names but unexpected finds at the ADAA Art Show Hyperallergic : 6 March 2016

There’s often no rhyme or reason to the selection of art in individual booths at fairs — other than, of course, a gallery’s aim to sell well. At the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) Art Show, the best booths are those that feel like mini solo or group shows, with a distinct idea or aesthetic being explored. While most of...

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Single-artist shows and off-beat booths at this year’s ADAA Art Show Related Press Single-artist shows and off-beat booths at this year’s ADAA Art Show The Art Newspaper : 5 March 2016

The Art Dealers Association of America opens its 28th annual art fair, The Art Show, on 2 March, held in the drill hall of the Park Avenue Armory on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. In recent years, the show’s focus has been on more off-beat stands, especially ones focusing on single artists, says Anthony Meier, the vice president of the...

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Investment or Impulse: What kind of collector are you? Related Press Investment or Impulse: What kind of collector are you? MutualArt : 5 March 2015

Do you consider long and hard before purchasing a piece or do you buy on impulse?  As winter ever so slowly loosens its grip on New York, collectors will be flocking to the Armory Show (March 5-8), now in its 17th year, at Piers 92 and 94, along with nine other fairs, from the prestigious ADAA Art Show (March 4-8 at the cavernous Park...

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The Constellations Around the Armory Related Press The Constellations Around the Armory Blouin Artinfo : 5 March 2015

More the merrier. The maxim holds true for New York as it keeps getting more and more art with each passing season. The biggest art showcase, The Armory Week, which gets underway over the first weekend of March, too has seen a proliferation of art in various forms over the years — either through new galleries, or exciting exhibitions at...

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