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Emi Eu: ‘We have to look at Southeast Asia as one market’ Ocula Conversation Emi Eu: ‘We have to look at Southeast Asia as one market’ Stephanie Bailey, Singapore

STPI's Emi Eu reflects on S.E.A. Focus, an STPI project platforming artists and galleries from Southeast Asia, in the wake of Art Stage's decline in 2019 and ahead of the launch of Singapore's new art fair, Art SG, in October 2020.

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New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata: Shows to See Ocula Report New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata: Shows to See Kanika Anand, New Delhi

With India Art Fair set to open amid nationwide protests, Kanika Anand introduces shows in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata that express shifting socio-political identities, modes of resistance, and explorations of place-making.

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Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Ocula Insight Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Phoebe Blatton, Berlin

Images from abroad , Lada Nakonechna's solo exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART in Berlin, considers the barriers that exist between depictions of conflict and their viewers.

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Paris Art Guide

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Contemporary art exhibition, Etel Adnan, Leporellos at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
23 January–7 March 2020 Etel Adnan Leporellos Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, 13 Rue de Téhéran
Contemporary art exhibition, Günther Förg, « Standomi un giorno solo a la fenestra… » at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
23 January–7 March 2020 Günther Förg « Standomi un giorno solo a la fenestra… » Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, 13 Rue de Téhéran
Contemporary art exhibition, Etel Adnan, Prints at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
23 January–7 March 2020 Etel Adnan Prints Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, 13 Rue de Téhéran
Contemporary art exhibition, David Nash, Red, Black & Blue at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
23 January–7 March 2020 David Nash Red, Black & Blue Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, 38 Avenue Matignon
Contemporary art exhibition, Takashi Hara, Cochons la voie ! at A2Z Art Gallery, Paris
23 January–22 February 2020 Takashi Hara Cochons la voie ! A2Z Art Gallery, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, James Casebere, On the water’s edge at Templon, Paris
11 January–7 March 2020 James Casebere On the water’s edge Templon, 30 rue Beaubourg, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Philippe Cognée, Carne dei fiori at Templon, Paris
11 January–7 March 2020 Philippe Cognée Carne dei fiori Templon, 28 Grenier Saint-Lazare, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Daniel Arsham, Paris, 3020 at Perrotin, Paris
11 January–21 March 2020 Daniel Arsham Paris, 3020 Perrotin, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Dan Flavin, Dan Flavin at David Zwirner, Paris
30 November 2019–1 February 2020 Dan Flavin David Zwirner, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, James Welling, The Earth, the Temple and the Gods at Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
24 January–18 March 2020 James Welling The Earth, the Temple and the Gods Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, STPI Prints (Deacon, Lim, Sala, Tiravanija) at Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
24 January–18 March 2020 Group Exhibition STPI Prints (Deacon, Lim, Sala, Tiravanija) Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Scènes dans une bulle de cristal | Seen in a crystal ball at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
25 January–29 February 2020 Group Exhibition Scènes dans une bulle de cristal | Seen in a crystal ball Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Metallo Urlante at Campoli Presti, Paris
25 January–29 February 2020 Group Exhibition Metallo Urlante Campoli Presti, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Jordan Wolfson, ARTISTS FRIENDS RACISTS at David Zwirner, Paris
6 February–21 March 2020 Jordan Wolfson ARTISTS FRIENDS RACISTS David Zwirner, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Gabriel Rico, Nature Loves To Hide at Perrotin, Paris
28 March–30 May 2020 Gabriel Rico Nature Loves To Hide Perrotin, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Izumi Kato, Izumi Kato at Perrotin, Paris
28 March–30 May 2020 Izumi Kato Perrotin, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Los Angeles Language at Perrotin, Paris
28 March–30 May 2020 Jean-Philippe Delhomme Los Angeles Language Perrotin, Paris

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Kim Tschang-Yeul: Art Without Ego Ocula Conversation Kim Tschang-Yeul: Art Without Ego Vivian Chui, New York

Kim Tschang-Yeul turns 90 this December, following an illustrious career that played a crucial role in bringing post-war Korean painting into the modern and contemporary art canon. Long celebrated for pensive depictions of water drops, the esteemed artist uses dual languages of abstraction and hyperrealism to articulate the psychological traumas...

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Asia Now, FIAC and Paris Internationale: A walk-through Ocula Report Asia Now, FIAC and Paris Internationale: A walk-through Stephanie Bailey, Paris

Located next to the Japanese embassy, it was only a matter of time before Japan would become the focus of Asia Now's annual Platform, with the nation-wide Japonismes 2018 offering a catalyst to do so. The Japanese Platform for the 4 th Asia Now (17–21 October 2018) was organised by Emmanuelle de Montgazon, associate curator of the Japanese...

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Asia Now 2018 Ocula Photolog Asia Now 2018

'Founded by Claude Fain and Alexandra Fain, ASIA NOW aims to present the new perspectives and issues for contemporary Asian art and its market: the value of its artists, its potential for development and its rising stars.' –Asia Now Paris (17–21 October 2018).

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Laurent Grasso at Perrotin, Paris Ocula Insight Laurent Grasso at Perrotin, Paris Elliat Albrecht

Laurent Grasso, OttO (2018) (extract). HD film. 21 min 26 sec. 1/5 + 2 AP. © Laurent Grasso / ADAGP Paris, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Perrotin. Entrenched in the invisible correlations between mythology and science, French artist Laurent Grasso has lately been attempting to visualise the sacred. OttO , Grasso's solo...

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Asia Now ... and beyond: Paris Art Week 2017 Ocula Report Asia Now ... and beyond: Paris Art Week 2017 Stephanie Bailey, Paris

There was high drama at the third edition of Asia Now in Paris (18–22 October 2017), this year showcasing 30 galleries from Asia and the Western world. Not least because of the location where Europe's first boutique fair dedicated to contemporary Asian art is staged: the grand 19 th -century Les Salons Hoche. Screening at Choi & Lager...

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Human not beast: Art in an anxious Paris Ocula Report Human not beast: Art in an anxious Paris Elliat Albrecht, Paris

Following on from the spectacle of Frieze London, contemporary art fair FIAC took place in Paris from 20 - 23 October. 186 international galleries mounted booths in the Grand and Petit Palais, with larger artworks shown in the pedestrianised Avenue Winston Churchill between the two historical buildings. Preceding the fair’s opening, there...

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Breaking preconceived ideas of ‘Asian art’: ASIA NOW in Paris Ocula Report Breaking preconceived ideas of ‘Asian art’: ASIA NOW in Paris Elliat Albrecht, Paris

The second edition of ASIA NOW, the annual fair dedicated to contemporary Asian art, took place from 19 - 23 October in Paris. That was also the week that the Grand and Petit Palais were teeming with collectors and gallerists for major international art fair FIAC. The timing was certainly no coincidence: ASIA NOW aims to encourage European...

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FIAC Paris 2016 Ocula Photolog FIAC Paris 2016

Built for the 1900 World Fair and listed as an historic monument, the Grand Palais accommodates under the largest glass ceiling in Europe over 1.5 million visitors per year during events dedicated to contemporary creation and innovation. Like its neighbour, the Petit Palais was also built for the 1900 World Fair and became the Musée des...

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The world according to Roger Ballen Related Press The world according to Roger Ballen 21 October 2019, British Journal of Photography

For nearly 40 years Roger Ballen has been an outsider, operating on the margins with his fellow art brut artists. Now a new book and exhibition offer a glimpse inside the workings and processes of his dark mind, a world, he says, that, 'reveals itself through itself'

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The Must-See Exhibitions in Paris During FIAC Related Press The Must-See Exhibitions in Paris During FIAC 16 October 2019, Frieze Magazine

Known for her politically charged works that explore themes like exile, mass-migration and displacement, British-Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum is experiencing renewed and timely interest today, particularly since her remarkable show at the Tate Modern in 2016.

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Prune Nourry Catharsis - Galerie Templon Related Video & Audio Prune Nourry Catharsis - Galerie Templon 16 September 2019, Templon

PRUNE NOURRY Catharsis 7 SEPTEMBER—19 OCTOBER 2019 Galerie Templon, Paris Grenier Saint Lazare © Sylvie Boulloud

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Valerio Adami - Les années 80 Related Video & Audio Valerio Adami - Les années 80 16 September 2019, Templon

VALERIO ADAMI Les années 80 7 SEPTEMBER—19 OCTOBER 2019 Galerie Templon - Paris Beaubourg © Sylvie Boulloud

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Kehinde Wiley’s Tahitian works — an island idyll seen through a fresh lens Related Press Kehinde Wiley’s Tahitian works — an island idyll seen through a fresh lens 30 May 2019, Financial Times

On the island idyll, the artist has immersed himself in the lives and ways of the Mahu, a centuries-old community made up of transgender women (Mahu is the traditional Polynesian classification of people of a third gender). The result is a new series of paintings and a video installation on show at Galerie Templon in Paris, focused on this...

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Tahiti - Kehinde Wiley Related Video & Audio Tahiti - Kehinde Wiley 23 May 2019, Templon

© Sylvie Boulloud Galerie Templon, Paris KEDINDE WILEY Tahiti - Kehinde Wiley 18 May—20 July 2019 GALERIE TEMPLON, PARIS – GRENIER SAINT LAZARE

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Bonaparte comes to Brooklyn: Napoleonic paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Jacques-Louis David to be united Related Press Bonaparte comes to Brooklyn: Napoleonic paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Jacques-Louis David to be united 21 May 2019, The Art Newspaper

Jacques-Louis David’s celebrated 19 th -century portrait of Napoleon on horseback will be shown alongside the US artist Kehinde Wiley’s dramatic homage to David’s painting for the first time this autumn. Both works go on show at Château de Malmaison in western Paris this autumn (9 October—6 January 2020), formerly Napoleon Bonaparte’s...

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Kehinde Wiley, le peintre qui magnifie les communautés marginaliséesa Related Press Kehinde Wiley, le peintre qui magnifie les communautés marginaliséesa 17 May 2019, Le Monde Magazine

Costume trois-pièces, main droite sur la poitrine, main gauche sur un sceptre d’autorité. Sur son site Internet, Kehinde Wiley, 42 ans, prend crânement la pose, au risque du ridicule. Qu’on se rassure, le peintre américain, qui expose à Paris à partir du 18 mai, n’a pas la grosse tête. S’il mime un propriétaire terrien ou un aristocrate européen...

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Contemporary art exhibition, FIAC Paris 2019 at Ocula Private Sales & Advisory, London
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Contemporary art exhibition, Paris Photo 2018 at Ocula Private Sales & Advisory, London
8–11 November Paris Photo 2018
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18–21 October FIAC 2018
Contemporary art exhibition, Asia Now Paris 2018 at Ocula Private Sales & Advisory, London
17–21 October Asia Now Paris 2018
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9–12 November Paris Photo 2017
Contemporary art exhibition, FIAC 2017 at Ocula Private Sales & Advisory, London
19–22 October FIAC 2017
Contemporary art exhibition, Asia Now Paris 2017 at Ocula Private Sales & Advisory, London
18–22 October Asia Now Paris 2017
Contemporary art exhibition, Art Paris Art Fair 2017 at Ocula Private Sales & Advisory, London
30 March–2 April Art Paris Art Fair 2017
Contemporary art exhibition, FIAC 2016 at Ocula Private Sales & Advisory, London
20–23 October FIAC 2016
Contemporary art exhibition, Asia Now Paris 2016 at Ocula Private Sales & Advisory, London
19–23 October Asia Now Paris 2016
Contemporary art exhibition, Art Paris Art Fair 2016 at Ocula Private Sales & Advisory, London
31 March–3 April Art Paris Art Fair 2016
Contemporary art exhibition, Paris Photo at Ocula Private Sales & Advisory, London
12–15 November 2015 Paris Photo
Contemporary art exhibition, FIAC 2015 at Ocula Private Sales & Advisory, London
22–25 October FIAC 2015
Contemporary art exhibition, FIAC - Officielle at Ocula Private Sales & Advisory, London
23–26 October 2014 FIAC - Officielle

Europe's City of Light has seen major changes in its cultural scene over the last decade. International fairs, new museum and gallery spaces, and a wave of young collectors have seen Paris bolster its identity, which combines art historical depth with cutting-edge trends.

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From the hip Le Marais quarter in the 4th arrondissement, to Champs-Elysées, edgy Belleville, chic Saint Germain, and the sprawling suburb of Pantin in the northeast, galleries across Paris are part of a vibrant and diverse scene, which saw the arrival of Gagosian in 2012, Los Angeles' Freedman Fitzpatrick open a second space near Hotel de Ville in 2018, and David Zwirner's arrival in 2019. Countless galleries are spread across the city, with events such as Paris Gallery Weekend—launched in 2014 by Marion Papillon—offering the opportunity to explore spaces such as Galerie Lelong & Co., Xippas Gallery, Perrotin, Galerie Templon, and In Situ – fabienne leclerc, alongside a talks and performance programme.

High quality exhibitions are present all throughout the year at spaces such as Marian Goodman Gallery, which has sought to introduce European art to American audiences for over 40 years at their New York base, with a roster of names such as Leonor Antunes, Dara Birnbaum, Nairy Baghramian, and Marcel Broodthaers. In Pantin, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac holds its second Paris space in a 19th-century boiler factory and copper workshop just shy of 5,000m2, with past exhibitions by artists such as Georg Baselitz, Imran Qureshi, and Anselm Kiefer.

In October each year, international and French galleries participate in the city's major Foire internationale d'art contemporain (FIAC). Founded in 1974 and held at the iconic Grand Palais exhibition hall between Champs-Élysées and the Seine River, the established fair brings around 200 galleries together to showcase modern and contemporary artworks. FIAC's satellite fairs include Paris Internationale, showcasing emerging and independent art spaces, along with Asia Now, which presents artists from across Asia to a European audience.

Paris teams with blockbuster exhibitions around the year, at institutions ranging from the Louvre to the Musée Rodin, Musée Marmottan Monet, Musée National Picasso-Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the Centre Pompidou. The Palais de Tokyo, which reopened in 2012 after extensive renovations, is the largest contemporary art centre in Europe, staging around 40 exhibitions each year. Collectors such as François Pinault are invested in the city's cultural future, with his third museum—the other two being located in Venice—slated to open in June 2020 at an estimated cost of $170 million nearby the Louvre, Centre Pompidou, and foundation Cartier's new location, opening in 2024. Elsewhere, Guillaume Houzé's Rem Koolhaas-designed space in Le Marais district, Lafayette Anticipations, 'acts as a catalyser, providing artists the unique, made-to-measure conditions in which to produce, experiment and exhibit.'

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