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Ocula ReportArt Jakarta: World spirit, Independence Day and Asian Games16 Aug 2018 : Hera Chan for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
A four-legged beast with an ornate mirror for a face and the hybridized horns of a Bawean deer stands in the centre of Chan + Hori Contemporary's booth at the tenth Art Jakarta (2–5 August 2018), housed in the Grand Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton. This contemporary mythical beast is Lugas Syllabus's Wild Legend (2018): a strong teak wood testament to...
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Ocula ConversationInga Svala Thórsdóttir{{document.location.href}}
Since meeting in Iceland in 1990, Inga Svala Thórsdóttir and Wu Shanzhuan have developed a cosmic database of signs, words and forms as a result of their continual and unbiased questioning of the nature of things. 'Our studio was basically a piece of A4 paper,' explains Thórsdóttir, recounting the initial years of their collaboration. From this...
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Ocula ReportRIBOCA 2018: Riga’s first biennial gives time to change10 Aug 2018 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
In early 2017, a presentation for the first Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) circulated on Facebook, and a discussion unfolded over the private Russian backing behind the project, and the absence of Latvian institutional (or state) support. The relationship between Russia and the formerly Soviet Baltic states has become ever...
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Ocula has an expanding audience of collectors, gallerists, curators and art enthusiasts who come to Ocula for its comprehensive access to the world's leading contemporary art galleries. Ocula gallery membership is by application or invitation only and admission is determined by a selection committee of influential gallerists including: Tina Kim, Tina Kim Gallery, New York; Cristobal Riestra, OMR, Mexico City; Taka Ishii, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo; Simon Devolder, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels; and Katherine Schaefer, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong. With membership now extending to over 160 art galleries, Ocula's online art platform includes the top contemporary art galleries in Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

Listed galleries range from established names like David Zwirner, Lehmann Maupin and Sprüth Magers, to emerging and dynamic contemporary art spaces like Beijing's Long March Gallery. Ocula gallery members exhibit works by renowned and emerging contemporary artists, and show a range of artworks from photography, painting, sculpture, collage to conceptual art. Ocula receives numerous applications for membership and only invites leading galleries with exceptional programmes, also dedicated to presenting the best in art, to join.

Serving as a research platform, Ocula provides visitors with online access to gallery exhibitions, and individual artworks. Furthermore Ocula Magazine features conversations with gallerists from time to time which give a further level of insight into the unique history and vision behind each gallery. Each artwork presented by a gallery on Ocula has a full description and offers features that enable a user to make an enquiry as to the availability and price. A gallery's represented artists each have a full profile with available works and related exhibitions and content all linked to their profile. An artist's exhibition history provides an important tool for understanding their practice and this is because exhibitions are the most common way artist's share their art and ideas. A gallery's exhibition history likewise provides an excellent means by which to explore the gallery's approach to art and to its artists. The related content loaded under each gallery's profile includes articles written by other publications of authority on the gallery, its exhibitions and its artists. It is important to understand how the artist and the gallery are prompting discussions about art. Ocula's talented team of collaborators and innovators with years of experience in the fields of art, publishing, photography and technology, is proud to work with some of the world's contemporary art galleries to present the best in contemporary art.

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