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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Diana Campbell Betancourt Ocula Conversation Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...

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Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Ocula Report Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Mar 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Girl Meets Girl at CHOI&LAGER Gallery, Cologne
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Noah Horowitz Ocula Conversation Noah Horowitz Executive Director of The Armory Show, New York

Noah Horowitz is the Executive Director of The Armory Show, New York’s “homegrown” art fair, which celebrated its centennial last year. Horowitz joined the fair in 2011 and in his role, he has applied his expertise and background in both art history and as a former (founding) director of the online venture, the VIP Art Fair, to...

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Koen Van Den Broek Ocula Conversation Koen Van Den Broek Artist, Belgium

The work of Koen van den Broek refuses to be neatly defined. It bears strong affinities to the tradition of European painting, while at the same time inhabiting the landscape of the street and the vocabulary of American abstraction. Having studied architecture, the artist explores the geometric spaces of roads and transportation structures....

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Rachel Lehmann Ocula Conversation Rachel Lehmann Founding Partner of Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Rachel Lehmann is not only one half of the gallery powerhouse that is Lehmann Maupin, but she is also an international citizen of the world. Lehmann was born in Asmara, Ethiopia, and studied at the University of Fribourg in France. She worked at the legendary Sonnabend Gallery in New York, and was the proprietor of two contemporary galleries in...

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Beat Wismer Ocula Conversation Beat Wismer General Director of the Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

Beat Wismer, the General Director of the Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, took charge of what he describes as a “living art museum with a highly varied cross-cultural collection” in 2007. The museum’s repository includes the Düsseldorf Art Academy’s art collection, late-medieval sculpture, Dutch and Flemish...

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Art Basel Part I - Return To The Art(S) Ocula Report Art Basel Part I - Return To The Art(S) 14 Jun 2013 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

A sense of relief abounds at the 44th Art Basel in Basel as we finally reach the finishing line to a manic 2013 art world Grand Prix that started in New York, moved to Hong Kong, crossed Venice and ended in Switzerland. As expected, the calendar has become a hot topic amongst the bleary-eyed. Discussions on bringing forward the 2015 Venice...

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Candida Höfer: Memory and renewal Related Press Candida Höfer: Memory and renewal Aesthetica Magazine : 25 November 2016

Candida Höfer, Observations, comes to Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne. A selection of new dye transfer prints, as developed in collaboration with the gallery, are juxtaposed with recent large-scale colour images of interiors. The artist is recognised as one of the most significant contemporary practitioners in Germany today, following her...

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Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping at Museum Ludwig, Cologne Related Press Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping at Museum Ludwig, Cologne Art Radar Journal : 22 August 2016

Cologne’s Museum Ludwig is holding an exhibition of the Chinese artist’s work spanning from 1983 to 2004, including a recent acquisition by the Museum as part of the Wolfgang Hahn Prize 2016. As the exhibition draws to a close on 28 August, Art Radar offers a view of the show with an exclusive photo gallery.

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Nine emerging artists to discover at Art Cologne Related Press Nine emerging artists to discover at Art Cologne Artspace : 17 April 2016

There is no shortage of exceptional talents at this year's edition of Art Cologne—particularly on the third floor, which boasts NADA x ART COLOGNE COLLABORATIONS, the indie fair's interior satellite to the world's oldest contemporary art fair, and the New Contemporaries section. Here are the artists you need to discover.

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Art Cologne 2016 edition Related Press Art Cologne 2016 edition Aesthetica Magazine : 11 April 2016

Running from 14 – 17 April, Art Cologne is the world’s oldest art fair for the showcase of contemporary art of the 20th and 21st century. Over 200 galleries from 24 countries are invited to exhibit paintings, sculptures, installations and moving image art for numerous collectors and visitors. The fair, now in its 50th edition, has been...

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