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Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus Ocula Report Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus 14 Dec 2018 : Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein for Ocula

Retrospective 1965–2017, Beatriz González's exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (13 October 2018–6 January 2019), presents a selection of 120 works that bear witness to Colombia's political and social upheavals of the last 50 years. Throughout, the link between González's practice and the sociopolitical context it references...

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Ingrid Schaffner Ocula Conversation Ingrid Schaffner Curator, 57th Carnegie International

Founded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie as part of the Carnegie Institute in 1895, Carnegie Museum sought to 'bring the world' to the city with a grand building housing a natural history museum, a library, and an art museum operating as a fluid space for knowledge exchange. In its 123-year history, the institution has built up a world-class...

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Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City Ocula Report Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City 8 Dec 2018 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

The nation-state—a nation (a people) presided over by a governing body with jurisdiction over a defined territory (the state)—is either going through a renaissance or demise, depending on one's perspective. There has been talk about the nation-state's end for years—from a 2013 United States National Intelligence Council report...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Interactive and Playful – Swiss Design from Zurich University of the Arts at HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong
6 October 2018–27 January 2019 Interactive and Playful – Swiss Design from Zurich University of the Arts HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Cao Xiaoyang, Yan Shanchun, Light Water Dark Mountain 白水黑山 at Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
19 October 2018–4 January 2019 Cao Xiaoyang, Yan Shanchun Light Water Dark Mountain 白水黑山 Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec – Urban Daydreaming   夢建城市 at HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong
27 October 2018–17 February 2019 Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec – Urban Daydreaming 夢建城市 HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Toby Ziegler, Your Mother at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
31 October 2018–4 January 2019 Toby Ziegler Your Mother Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Kader Attia, Héroes Heridos at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
1 November–22 December 2018 Kader Attia Héroes Heridos Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Julian Charrière, An Invitation to Disappear at Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
2 November 2018–14 January 2019 Julian Charrière An Invitation to Disappear Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Michel Mouffe, Michel Mouffe at Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong
5 November 2018–16 March 2019 Michel Mouffe Michel Mouffe Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, José Patrício, Algorithm in ‘Object Recognition’ 算法—'對象識別' at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
15 November–28 December 2018 José Patrício Algorithm in ‘Object Recognition’ 算法—'對象識別' Pearl Lam Galleries, H Queen's, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Flavin, Judd, McCracken, Sandback at David Zwirner, Hong Kong
15 November–21 December 2018 Group Exhibition Flavin, Judd, McCracken, Sandback David Zwirner, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Vivian Ho, Forever is a lie, always 剎那的光輝不是永恆 at A2Z Art Gallery, Hong Kong
17 November 2018–14 January 2019 Vivian Ho Forever is a lie, always 剎那的光輝不是永恆 A2Z Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Jin Meyerson, Before the Beginning and After the End at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
22 November–29 December 2018 Jin Meyerson Before the Beginning and After the End Pearl Lam Galleries, Pedder Street, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Nigel Cooke, Nigel Cooke at Pace Gallery, Hong Kong
23 November 2018–4 January 2019 Nigel Cooke Nigel Cooke Pace Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Christian Lemmerz, Not I at Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
24 November–29 December 2018 Christian Lemmerz Not I Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Ma Sibo, Solo Exhibition at de Sarthe, Hong Kong
24 November 2018–19 January 2019 Ma Sibo Solo Exhibition de Sarthe, Project Space
Contemporary art exhibition, Roni Horn, Roni Horn at Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
27 November 2018–2 March 2019 Roni Horn Roni Horn Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Chinyee, Dances of the Inner Being 心靈的舞動 at Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
7 December 2018–19 January 2019 Chinyee Dances of the Inner Being 心靈的舞動 Alisan Fine Arts, Central, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Ellen Pau, What about Home Affairs? at Para Site, Hong Kong
8 December 2018–17 February 2019 Ellen Pau What about Home Affairs? Para Site, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Claire Tabouret, Born in Mirrors at Perrotin, Hong Kong
9 January–23 February 2019 Claire Tabouret Born in Mirrors Perrotin, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Gilbert & George, THE BEARD PICTURES at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
10 January–16 March 2019 Gilbert & George THE BEARD PICTURES Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Channing Hansen, Pattern Recognition at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
11 January–11 February 2019 Channing Hansen Pattern Recognition Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Takashi Hara, PigNation – A story of Humanity at A2Z Art Gallery, Hong Kong
12 January–17 February 2019 Takashi Hara PigNation – A story of Humanity A2Z Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcel Dzama, Crossing the Line at David Zwirner, Hong Kong
22 January–9 March 2019 Marcel Dzama Crossing the Line David Zwirner, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Nan Qi, Borrowed Landscapes—New Ink at Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
23 January–2 March 2019 Nan Qi Borrowed Landscapes—New Ink Alisan Fine Arts, Central, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, XU ZHEN®, XU ZHEN® at Perrotin, Hong Kong
26 March–11 May 2019 XU ZHEN® XU ZHEN® Perrotin, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Julio Le Parc, Julio Le Parc at Perrotin, Hong Kong
26 March–11 May 2019 Julio Le Parc Julio Le Parc Perrotin, Hong Kong

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Cao Fei Ocula Conversation Cao Fei Artist

Cao Fei's first large-scale institutional exhibition in Asia, A hollow in a world too full (8 September 2018–4 January 2019), is taking place at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong, the city's new non-profit art centre housed in a former colonial police and prison complex in Central. Organised in collaboration with Ullens Center for Contemporary Art...

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Crush at Para Site: What if you couldn’t have it? Ocula Report Crush at Para Site: What if you couldn’t have it? 10 Nov 2018 : Hera Chan for Ocula

Drawn on paper by Oscar Chan Yik Long in gestural black ink strokes, Cupid (2015) greets visitors with a sinister toothy smile as they enter Para Site. The strikingly fearsome figure is positioned on the wall of the gallery's entrance, near one of Chen Dandizi's vertical neon tube lights, part of the series 'Tick Away' (2015), along which a...

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Catherine Opie Ocula Conversation Catherine Opie Artist

In the 1990s, American photographer Catherine Opie rose to fame for her portraits of the lesbian and gay community in Los Angeles. Inspired by the documentary photographs of Berenice Abbott, Lewis Hine and Dorothea Lange, among others, Opie cast her otherwise misunderstood and marginalised subjects as dignified individuals through formal...

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Hong Kong Exhibitions to See: The Lowdown Ocula Report Hong Kong Exhibitions to See: The Lowdown 19 Oct 2018 : Diana d’Arenberg for Ocula

From Cao Fei's first large-scale institutional exhibition in Asia, to a showing of historical works by Robert Rauschenberg, Ocula contributor Diana d'Arenberg offers her lowdown of shows to see in Hong Kong this autumn.Cao Fei: A hollow in a world too fullTai Kwun Contemporary, 10 Hollywood Rd, Central8 September 2018–4 January 2019Following on...

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Nilima  Sheikh Ocula Conversation Nilima Sheikh Artist

Nilima Sheikh says it was a different time then. Though always true, what she is describing is the specificity of her life as an artist in India. Born in New Delhi in 1945, Sheikh trained in Baroda, where she now lives. Her paintings contain world lexicons, written in a language she has developed over the last four decades. Integrating source...

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Billy Apple: In Focus Ocula Report Billy Apple: In Focus 28 Jun 2018 : John Hurrell for Ocula

To present 21 works in Hong Kong, spanning approximately six decades (1962–2018), is an unusual occasion for Billy Apple, a groundbreaking New Zealand-born artist whose pop-infused conceptual practice is mostly acknowledged in New Zealand, England (where he studied and worked from 1959 to 1964) and the United States (where he lived from 1964 to...

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Verina Gfader Ocula Conversation Verina Gfader Artist, UK

A quick tally of the number of international art book fairs may be all that's required to quell any doubts as to the state of art publishing. This provides temporary respite from the steady stream of new tech gadgets and digital platforms that are nonetheless causing seismic shifts in the creation, production, distribution, and engagement of art in...

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018:  A Post-mortem Ocula Report Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018: A Post-mortem 6 Apr 2018 : Diana d’Arenberg for Ocula

On Monday night of Hong Kong's art week, the feminist art collective Guerrilla Girls, who call themselves the 'conscience of the art world', addressed a packed lecture theatre at the University of Hong Kong—their first public appearance in Asia. Armed with signature stats, facts, and bananas, three gorilla-masked members of the group, which...

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Artist Marilyn Minter: 'Donald Trump Is A Monster' Related Press Artist Marilyn Minter: 'Donald Trump Is A Monster' Hong Kong Tatler : 4 October 2018

When I call Marilyn Minter in her New York studio, she is not painting, taking photos or doing any of the things you might expect of an artist preparing for their first solo show in Asia. Instead, she is planning a protest.

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Art Insider: Johnson Chang Related Press Art Insider: Johnson Chang Hong Kong Tatler : 27 September 2018

With his thick-rimmed glasses, Mandarin-collar jacket and broad smile, Johnson Chang is an instantly recognisable figure at many of Hong Kong's art events—but he's famous for far more than his fashion sense.

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Malaysian artist offers a cutting commentary on religion and society Related Press Malaysian artist offers a cutting commentary on religion and society South China Morning Post : 25 September 2018

She smokes, she swears and she has written her own six pillars representing her artistic practice: religion, culture, society, roles, gender and humanity.

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Japanese Artist Mr.: "I Don't Interact With The Brighter Side Of Life” Related Press Japanese Artist Mr.: "I Don't Interact With The Brighter Side Of Life” Hong Kong Tatler : 14 September 2018

With its cast of big-eyed, childlike "kawaii" characters, Mr.'s art may appear playful and carefree—but there's a darkness that lurks behind the 49-year-old Japanese artist's paintings.

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BOOGIE WOOGIE: LU XINJIAN Related Press BOOGIE WOOGIE: LU XINJIAN ArtAsiaPacific : 4 July 2018

The colourful, kaleidoscopic patterns that fill the two canvases at the entrance of de Sarthe Gallery appear inscrutable at first glance. They can be a mass of thin tubes, a route map or even a maze. When one takes a few steps back, however, one can perhaps discern views of the titular sites in Hong Kong Central and HSBC (both 2018).In a way, the...

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Philip Guston exhibition in Hong Kong, narrated by his daughter, looks at his abstract and figurative works Related Press Philip Guston exhibition in Hong Kong, narrated by his daughter, looks at his abstract and figurative works South China Morning Post : 19 June 2018

The show, Philip Guston: A Painter’s Forms, 1950–1979, introduces one of the main figures of American abstract expressionism through the use of an audio guide.Narrated by Guston’s daughter Musa Mayer, who is also the curator of the exhibition, the recording takes visitors through the artist’s creative periods and the rich symbolism of his work,...

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25 Oil Paintings: 1993-2007 Liu Xiaodong Related Press 25 Oil Paintings: 1993-2007 Liu Xiaodong ArtAsiaPacific : 6 June 2018

Can Contemporary Chinese art be revived as a tool for social critique? Returning to the traditional medium of painting, Liu Xiaodong, whose solo exhibition '25 Oil Paintings: 1993-2007' was up at Yallay Gallery in Hong Kong in March, makes a renewed case for this question, departing from the legacy of socialist realism that has occupied the medium...

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10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions to see in June Related Press 10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions to see in June Hong Kong Tatler : 5 June 2018

New Zealand artist Billy Apple seems to have always been in the right place at the right time. In the early 1960s, he moved from Auckland to London and worked alongside artists who would become leading figures in the Pop Art movement, including David Hockney and Pauline Boty.After that he moved on to New York, and in 1964 he collaborated with Andy...

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