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Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World Ocula Conversation Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World

'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...

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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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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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At the Armory Show, Artists Urge Visitors to Resist, Protest, and Remember Related Press At the Armory Show, Artists Urge Visitors to Resist, Protest, and Remember ARTNews : 4 March 2017

Art fairs are often associated with abstract painting (much of it looking the same), stunt pieces (almost instantly forgettable), and neon sculptures (brightly and, in many cases, annoying), but, at this year's Armory Show in New York, some galleries had on offer works that explicitly addressed the political situation in the United States. Some...

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Preview: The Armory Show 2017 – highlights from Africa, the Middle East and Asia Related Press Preview: The Armory Show 2017 – highlights from Africa, the Middle East and Asia Art Radar Journal : 2 March 2017

Combining modern and contemporary artwork in the same space, The Armory Show features work from a range of media, from painting and photography to sculpture, video and installation.The Armory Show 2017, on from 2 to 5 March 2017 in New York, brings together over 200 galleries from 30 countries around the world. There are five sections, showcasing...

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Piers 92 and 94 to Stand Out at the Armory Show Related Press Piers 92 and 94 to Stand Out at the Armory Show The New York Times : 12 January 2017

Keen to distinguish the Armory Show, which is facing competition from almost 300 other contemporary art fairs around the world, the New York art fair’s executive director, Benjamin Genocchio, is playing up the gritty industrial space of Piers 92 and 94 on the Hudson River.For the fair’s 2017 edition, which runs from March 2 through March 5, the...

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