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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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Contemporary art exhibition, Ibrahim, Flourishing Within The Void at Gajah Gallery, Yogyakarta
22 November–10 December 2018 Ibrahim Flourishing Within The Void Gajah Gallery, Yogyakarta

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Meg Maggio Ocula Conversation Meg Maggio Founder, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing and Hong Kong

Meg Maggio’s enthusiasm is a force to be reckoned with. She races into her gallery space in Wong Chuk Hang to meet me, with entrepreneur and friend, Juan van Wassenhove in tow. She runs around the gallery eager to introduce visitors to each other, with a: “You need to know him, he has the most magnificent temple hotel in Beijing...

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Critic's guide: Southeast Asia Related Press Critic's guide: Southeast Asia Frieze : 2 September 2016

Founded this year by art historian and curator Nathalie Johnston, Myanm/art is the most recent addition to a steady history of Yangon organizations that aim to shape and record the practices of artists typically beleaguered by the oppressive and unpredictable politics of their country. In Being 365, a series of 365 photographic portraits, one taken...

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ArtJog aims to explore the 'Universal Influence' of contemporary art Related Press ArtJog aims to explore the 'Universal Influence' of contemporary art Jakarta Globe : 31 May 2016

Entering its ninth year, ArtJog has grown to become a pre-eminent event in Indonesia's art calendar, bringing together an array of works by leading contemporary artists as well as launching the career of emerging names. When it returns at Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, on May 27, the annual art fair will showcase 97 works by 72 local...

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Indonesian painter Nyoman Masriadi gets solo exhibition in New York Related Press Indonesian painter Nyoman Masriadi gets solo exhibition in New York Jakarta Globe : 18 April 2016

A solo exhibition by leading Indonesian painter Nyoman Masriadi is set to open at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York on April 28.The show will introduce Masriadi's new paintings alongside rarely seen works he created between 2012 and 2014. This is his second solo show at the gallery.The Yogyakarta-based artist is known for works that...

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Mella Jaarsma, Unassuming Mother of the Art Revolution Related Press Mella Jaarsma, Unassuming Mother of the Art Revolution Jakarta Globe : 3 May 2015

During the formative days of Indonesian contemporary art, a time when galleries did not support the avant-garde, a young and potent creative duo unwittingly set about changing of the Indonesian art landscape.Driven by the need to exhibit their friends’ and their own artwork, Dutch artist Mella Jaarsma and her partner, Javanese artist...

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Report From The Yogyakarta Biennial Related Press Report From The Yogyakarta Biennial Artforum / 28 November : 30 November 2013

Though perhaps less known than some of its counterparts, Biennale Jogja debuted in 1988, long before biennials for Singapore or Jakarta. It hit some financial obstacles in 2008, when organizers resorted to selling works to recoup expenses. But the biennial soon regrouped, making strides toward sustainability with the 2010 formation of the...

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