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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of 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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A conversation with one of the curators bringing African art to the 2016 Armory Show Related Press A conversation with one of the curators bringing African art to the 2016 Armory Show Hyperallergic : 25 December 2015

The Armory Show recently announced that for its March art fair it would organize a series of presentations and events under the banner of Focus: African Perspectives — Spotlighting Artistic Practices of Global Contemporaries. The Focus section, presented by the Armory each year, is a set-apart, invitation-only portion that highlights the...

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Art Sales: globe-trotting gallerists Related Press Art Sales: globe-trotting gallerists The Telegraph : 8 March 2015

One of the most radical changes in the art world in the last 20 years is the way in which art fairs have become indispensable to a gallery’s economic well being. A report commissioned by The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht in 2014 said that a broad section of the world’s galleries made an average 33 per cent of their income through...

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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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Preview: MENAM at Armory 2015 Related Press Preview: MENAM at Armory 2015 ARTslant : 2 March 2015

Middle East-centric shows are having a moment in American museums, but the Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean (MENAM) focus at this year’s Armory Show (March 4-8) will mark the first time a fair in the US has brought a large showing of art from the region to a commercial environment. Curator Omar Kholeif and focus partners Edge of...

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At Armory Show, an Artistic Journey Across "MENAM" Related Press At Armory Show, an Artistic Journey Across "MENAM" Blouin ArtInfo : 27 February 2015

Geographically, it seems a rather ambitious journey. But this year the The Armory Show (March 5-8) is taking that plunge, right here in New York. The Sixth Edition of Armory Focus is called MENAM, an acronym for Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean. The political turmoil and human strife in the region almost makes it seem too far away or...

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