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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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Anita Dube Ocula Conversation Anita Dube

On 12 December 2018, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB), referred to as 'the people's Biennale', will open its fourth edition to the public. Considered one of the most significant large-scale exhibitions in South Asia, and by far one of the most attended art events in the subcontinent, this edition is curated by the New Delhi-based artist and critic...

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The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial Keeps Up With The Zeitgeist Ocula Report The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial Keeps Up With The Zeitgeist 8 Dec 2018 : Susan Acret for Ocula

Looking through the windows that front Indonesian artist Aditya Novali's wall installation The Wall: Asian (Un)Real Estate Project (2011), a series of miniature apartments come into view: private interiors that are sometimes bland, strange or garish (Hello Kitty decor characterises one space, for example, while multiple Duchamp-like toilets appear...

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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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