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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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About Contemporary Art Galleries on Ocula

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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