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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Picks Of Art Basel Hk 2014 Ocula Report Picks Of Art Basel Hk 2014 10 May 2014 : Diana d'Arenberg for Ocula

Art Basel HK 2014 is on our doorstep, and this year’s programme is even heftier and more exciting than the last. Invites are flooding in one after and another and you’re double booking yourself every night. But what to attend? Where are the great parties and interesting exhibitions? And where will Kate Moss be? Well, fret no more....

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And So, Frieze: A Report From Frieze London Ocula Report And So, Frieze: A Report From Frieze London 23 Oct 2013 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

It was all about change at Frieze London this year. There was more space – everyone made note of that, a result of the fair’s decision to reduce the number of exhibiting galleries to 153 in 2013 – some 25 less than in 2012.  And in terms of works, things were notably less bling than in previous years, though Gagosian was...

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Stephen Mccoubrey Ocula Conversation Stephen Mccoubrey Co-curator, UBS Art Collection, London

With an extraordinary collection of paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures and video by some of the world’s major artists from 1960 onwards, UBS is recognized as having one of the most important corporate collections of contemporary art in the world.  Stephen McCoubrey has been co-curator of that collection since 1999 and is...

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RELATIVE VALUE: THE FIRST COUPLE OF BARODA Related Press RELATIVE VALUE: THE FIRST COUPLE OF BARODA Mumbai Mirror : 3 December 2017

Last month saw the opening of the veteran artist Nilima Sheikh's Terrain: Carrying Across, Leaving Behind at Chemould Prescott Road in Fort. The exhibition comprises a single body of work — sixteen paper scrolls mounted on cloth, painted in casein tempera, and enclosing an octagonal space. 'Inscribed in these panels are stories from folklore...

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A house with many windows Related Press A house with many windows The Hindu : 1 December 2017

Through her latest work, Terrain: Carrying Across, Leaving Behind, artist Nilima Sheikh offers the viewer a space—an enclosure that she describes as 'meditative yet vulnerable'. This single body of work, especially created for the Documenta 14 exhibition, held earlier this year in Kassel, Germany, is an eight panel retro verso structure (with...

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Nilima Sheikh uses textual codes to convey the interiority of her life on canvas Related Press Nilima Sheikh uses textual codes to convey the interiority of her life on canvas Architectural Digest : 30 November 2017

Nilima Sheikh's exhibition Terrain: Carrying Across, Leaving Behind at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai is a summation of the artist's brilliance. She combines art historical references and simple narratives as she inscribes in her panels stories from folklore to present times.

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Anonymity of loss Related Press Anonymity of loss Livemint : 25 November 2017

Migration, simply put, is relocation to a distant place. People relocate to another city for better opportunities, or to a foreign land in search of a better life. It could be voluntary. It could be forced. But it is displacement nevertheless. Artist Nilima Sheikh is showcasing Terrain: Carrying Across, Leaving Behind at the Chemould Prescott Road...

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Kaushik Saha at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke Related Press Kaushik Saha at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Blog : 6 October 2017

Kaushik's generation (he was born in 1989) has been hit rather hard with a number of dilemmas. Born at a time when the old certainties of the bi-polar world were giving way to a unipolar world he grew up in a society that was enmeshed in a mind numbing cacophony produced by the ease of telecommunication, internet proliferation, electronic media...

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Mapping Memories: Madhvi Subrahmanian Related Press Mapping Memories: Madhvi Subrahmanian Big Art : 22 September 2017

Singapore based Madhvi Subrahmanian primarily is a clay-based artist who renders her experiences and expressions through clay and ceramic installations. Not willing to be bound to just one medium, she engages with various forms of interactive installation artworks. Her distinct approach towards art is that which fuses traditional eastern techniques...

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How to Inhabit Your Skin | Conversation between Gieve Patel and Ranjit Hoskote Related Press How to Inhabit Your Skin | Conversation between Gieve Patel and Ranjit Hoskote YouTube : 26 August 2017

Gieve Patel's recent exhibition of paintings, Footboard Rider at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai (2017), carries forward his lifelong preoccupations with the marginal figure, the intimations of the transcendental conveyed by the experience of looking at clouds or into wells, and the conditions of extremity and vulnerability attendant on...

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Speaking out: An interview with Navjot Altaf Related Press Speaking out: An interview with Navjot Altaf Frieze : 21 November 2016

Since the late 1980s, the work of Navjot Altaf has fuelled some of the most energetic conversations in contemporary Indian art. In 1998, despite a thriving practice of painting and sculpture, she relocated from Mumbai to Kondagaon town in the tribal region of Bastar, Chhattisgarh, central India; since then, she has produced artworks around gender,...

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