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Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

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Frieze Week Lowdown: London Shows to See Ocula Report Frieze Week Lowdown: London Shows to See 20 Sep 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

London's galleries and museums are gearing up for a lively October, with Frieze London and Frieze Masters running between 3 and 6 October 2019 at Regent's Park, along with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, taking place across the same dates at Somerset House; and the tenth anniversary of the Sunday Art Fair, showcasing new and emerging artists...

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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Lucia Koch, Tumulto, Turbilhão at Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
31 August–19 October 2019 Lucia Koch Tumulto, Turbilhão Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
Contemporary art exhibition, Sérgio Sister, Images of a Pop Youth – Political Paintings and Prison Drawings at Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
10 August–5 October 2019 Sérgio Sister Images of a Pop Youth – Political Paintings and Prison Drawings Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo

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33rd Bienal de São Paulo: Affective Affinities Ocula Report 33rd Bienal de São Paulo: Affective Affinities 14 Sep 2018 : Camila Bechelany for Ocula

Founded in 1951, the Bienal de São Paulo is the second oldest biennial in the world after the Venice Biennale, which was founded in 1895. Today, the Bienal sits comfortably as the largest art exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere: the 2016 edition received over 900 thousand visitors, and the event has been credited with generating approximately 300...

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Commentary and Process: SP-Arte 2018 Ocula Report Commentary and Process: SP-Arte 2018 20 Apr 2018 : Camila Belchior for Ocula

São Paulo's 14th SP-Arte (11–15 April 2018) extended far beyond the Oscar Niemeyer-designed Bienal Pavilion, which housed more than 160 exhibitors for the event this year, filling the city with exhibitions, talks, performances, studio visits and visits to private collections. As in previous years, 'Gallery Night' kicked off the week with galleries...

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SP-Arte 2018 Ocula Photolog SP-Arte 2018 16 April 2018

'SP-Arte 2018 is a vibrant art festival across Latin America's largest cultural capital that brings together together renowned art and design galleries, performances, talks, book launches and awards for its 14th edition with over 160 exhibitors from 15different countries and numerous events at various cultural spaces throughout São Paulo.'...

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Southern Panoramas: 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil Ocula Report Southern Panoramas: 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil 21 Nov 2017 : Camila Belchior for Ocula

Instability has become a constant in the world today, with disputes and crises (ecological, political and cultural) revealing the urgent need to challenge current dynamics of power and reshape the outdated structures and systems that have organised societies in recent history. In this moment of flux, the 20th Contemporary Art Festival...

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Ocula Report: SP-Arte 2016 Ocula Report Ocula Report: SP-Arte 2016 26 Apr 2016 : Camila Belchior for Ocula

In amidst so much scandalous news coming out of Brazil about its deep rooted corruption, plummeting GDP, rocketing inflation and the recent Congressional vote for president Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, there is good news from SP-Arte, the country’s international modern and contemporary art fair.Oscar Niemeyer’s Bienal...

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SP-Arte 2016 Ocula Photolog SP-Arte 2016 11 April 2016

For five days, the emblematic Bienal Pavilion hosted talks about art, as well as the presence of magazines,publishers and book launchings, comprising an overview of the contemporary circuit. Renowned galleries showcase more than 2,000 artists from Brazil and abroad, and come together annually in a creative event for collectors, professionals and...

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Borderline: A Report from the 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil Ocula Report Borderline: A Report from the 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil 20 Nov 2015 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

'What’s the ‘Global South' anyway?' asked one of the 62 artists taking part in the 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil to another. ‘I don’t know,’ the other responded: ‘Is it about everything but the West!?’ It’s never clear these days. As Videobrasil’s curatorial...

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Yuko Hasegawa Ocula Conversation Yuko Hasegawa Chief Curator, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Yuko Hasegawa is Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2006–present) and is also a professor at Tama Art University, Tokyo, where she teaches curatorial and art theory. Last year Hasegawa curated the Sharjah Biennial 11, which opened to great acclaim. Previously, Hasegawa served as Chief Curator and Founding Artistic...

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sérgio sister | Imagens de uma juventude pop – pinturas políticas e desenhos da prisão Related Video & Audio sérgio sister | Imagens de uma juventude pop – pinturas políticas e desenhos da prisão Galeria Nara Roesler : 12 August 2019

A Galeria Nara Roesler | São Paulo apresenta Imagens de uma juventude pop–pinturas políticas e desenhos da cadeia, quarta individual de Sérgio Sister na sede paulista da galeria. Acompanhada de texto de Camila Bechelany, a mostra reúne pela primeira vez um número significativo de obras pouco conhecidas pelo público – produzidas entre 1966 e 1971 –,...

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Dan Graham at Galeria Nara Roesler São Paulo Related Press Dan Graham at Galeria Nara Roesler São Paulo Artefuse : 12 September 2017

The first exhibition of Graham's work at Galeria Nara Roesler features Pavilion (2016), a new work created specifically for the occasion, in addition to six untitled maquettes (2011-2016) and the video work Death by Chocolate: West Edmonton Shopping Mall (1986-2005). Parallel to the exhibition, the Museum of Image and Sound will screen two of the...

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São Paulo Biennial: 'Living Uncertainty' Related Press São Paulo Biennial: 'Living Uncertainty' Aesthetica Magazine : 24 November 2016

According to Dutch chemist Paul Crutzen (1995 Nobel Prize winner for his studies on the ozone shield) we are entering a new geological era: the Anthropocene Age, in which humans and their intense technical-scientific transformations replaced nature as the prevailing environmental force on Earth. Researchers have found several evidences to prove...

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Vik Muniz at Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo Related Press Vik Muniz at Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo Artforum : 6 October 2016

Vik Muniz’s latest collages are a rare foray into lighthearted abstraction, with swaths of bright color, and textures produced by simple arts-and-crafts processes. Frames enclose sheets of paper that have been crumpled, torn, and layered; punched with holes, stitched with yarn, festooned with ribbons—or so it seems. Each of the works is...

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'Live Uncertainty': The 32nd Bienal de São Paulo Related Press 'Live Uncertainty': The 32nd Bienal de São Paulo Art Agenda : 16 September 2016

Almost a year ago, when chief curator Jochen Volz announced his proposal for the 32nd edition of the Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil was already undergoing a severe political crisis, with the country split between those who supported the democratically elected coalition government and those who called for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff....

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Vik Muniz' artistic sleight of hand at Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo Related Press Vik Muniz' artistic sleight of hand at Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo MutualArt : 2 September 2016

“Magic's an art where you use sleight of hand or illusion to create wonder,” said the American illusionist David Blaine. His words could concisely describe acclaimed Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, who has drawn clouds in the sky above Manhattan, painted portraits of children out of sugar, and recreated masterpieces using thread or...

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Playgrounds 2016: MASP, São Paulo Related Press Playgrounds 2016: MASP, São Paulo Flash Art : 12 July 2016

Playgrounds 2016, co-curated with Julieta Gonzales and Luiza Proença, presents works — by Ernesto Neto, Yto Barrada, Céline Condorelli, Rasheed Araeen, Grupo Contrafilé, and O Grupo Inteiro — that address subjects such as public space, leisure, recreation and participation.

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São Paulo Bienal takes on uncertain times for 2016 edition Related Press São Paulo Bienal takes on uncertain times for 2016 edition The Art Newspaper : 12 December 2015

Incerteza Viva (Live Uncertainty), the title and theme for the 32nd edition of the Bienal de São Paulo, is particularly apt as Brazil suffers its highest rate of inflation for 12 years, a severe recession and political instability from the latest corruption scandals. “Art feeds off uncertainty, chance, improvisation and speculation,”...

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