With Monsoon Melody on view at WIELS, Brussels, her largest solo exhibition to date, Thao Nguyen Phan discusses her transition to film to explore colonial legacies and ecological destruction in Vietnam.
Los Angeles' art scene has a lot to offer during Frieze Los Angeles, with galleries, non-profits, and museums gearing up for the fair's second edition between 14 and 17 February 2020. In this Ocula Lowdown, Tessa Moldan lists a selection of the city's must-see shows.
Ack Ro' , Jaki Irvine's reflection on the fragility of life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, is an 'ambitious, holistic installation' staged like a 'wild disarray of interconnected yet fragmented pieces'.
Miquel Barceló studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Palma de Mallorca and the Fine Arts Academy in Barcelona. Barceló achieved international acclaim in 1982 for his participation at Documenta VII in Kassel. In 2004, Barceló's watercolours illustrating Dante's Divine Comedy were shown at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, making him the youngest artist ever exhibited at the museum. Barceló represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2009. He has exhibited at prestigious institutions such as the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; and the Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.
Text courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts.
Where should we start? Van der Weyden, for example. I am standing in front of The Descent from the Cross. I often come to look at this painting. One day, after lots of visits, I realized that its intense presence was due to something very concrete – the subjects are enclosed within a very narrow kind of frame. If you look at the corners of the...
Miquel Barceló hasn't eaten octopus or squid for four years. 'I would rather eat cat,' he declares. The Spanish artist has developed an affinity with the marine animals, meeting them in the Balearic Sea on his frequent dives ('I feed them a little,' he says with a twinkle) and bringing them into his artistic output. Here's one in an exuberant...
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