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ART X Lagos: Nigeria’s Art Renaissance Ocula Report ART X Lagos: Nigeria’s Art Renaissance 17 November 201817 Nov 2018 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Nigeria's art scene has flourished over the last decade, leading to a renewed interest in cultivating and supporting modern and contemporary art in the country. Ranked Africa's largest economy in 2017, making up 0.8 percent of the world's GDP, a surge in wealth amongst some individuals has led to a developing collector base (not to mention rising...

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Cao Fei Ocula Conversation Cao Fei Artist

Cao Fei's first large-scale institutional exhibition in Asia, A hollow in a world too full (8 September 2018–4 January 2019), is taking place at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong, the city's new non-profit art centre housed in a former colonial police and prison complex in Central. Organised in collaboration with Ullens Center for Contemporary Art...

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Shanghai's West Bund and Art021 fairs overlap in 2018 Ocula Report Shanghai's West Bund and Art021 fairs overlap in 2018 17 November 201817 Nov 2018 : Diana d’Arenberg for Ocula

The last time I visited West Bund Art & Design was four years ago, when the fair was in its first year of operation: a small, boutique offering held in a cavernous hangar that seemed too big for it. Much has changed since then. Mirroring the rapid development of the city itself, West Bund has grown from 25 galleries in 2014 to a fair that...

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul Ocula Conversation Apichatpong Weerasethakul Filmmaker and Artist, Thailand

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is an artist and filmmaker born and based in Thailand. He first studied architecture at Khon Kaen University before completing an MA in film-making at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Despite exhibiting his film and videos internationally and participating in large exhibitions like the 55th Carnegie...

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Total Abstraction: A Report From Art Basel Miami Beach Ocula Report Total Abstraction: A Report From Art Basel Miami Beach 11 December 201311 Dec 2013 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

General consensus? This years edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach was better than the last. Everything was “more” – more vibrancy, daring choices, and a more buoyant market. The Public program at Collin’s Park was a complete success, featuring performance pieces by artists including Ryan McNamara, Mungo Thomson and David...

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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Ocula Conversation Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Artist, Montreal

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer creates and develops interactive installations that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art. His large-scale interactive installations have been commissioned for events such as the Millennium Celebrations in Mexico City (1999), the Cultural Capital of Europe in Rotterdam (2001), the UN World Summit...

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Daniel Roesler Ocula Conversation Daniel Roesler Director, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo

Founded in Sao Paulo in 1989, Galeria Nara Roesler is one of the most established contemporary art galleries in Brazil. The gallery has played an important role in establishing a dialogue between Brazil and Latin America's historical artists and a generation of contemporary artists as well as introducing Brazilian artists to a wider...

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Secret spaces: Iñaki Bonillas' exhibition in the hidden nooks of Casa Luis Barragán Related Press Secret spaces: Iñaki Bonillas' exhibition in the hidden nooks of Casa Luis Barragán Wallpaper* : 30 June 2016

When Iñaki Bonillas was first invited to intervene on Mexico City’s Casa Luis Barragán by Hans Ulrich Obrist, as part of the Swiss curator’s acclaimed 2003 exhibition The Air is Blue, the Mexican artist was not allowed to alter the house in any way. So instead, Bonillas decided to hang a photo (on a pre-existing nail in Barragán’s...

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Mario García Torres at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City Related Press Mario García Torres at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City Artforum : 22 June 2016

Mario García Torres’s exhibition Caminar Juntos (Let’s Walk Together) is held at four different locations across Mexico City but all within the parameters of the artist’s Museo de Arte Sacramento, a 'museum without walls' in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, conceived by the artist between 2002 and 2004. Theoretically, all of...

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Art scene thrives on the edges in Mexico City Related Press Art scene thrives on the edges in Mexico City The New York Times : 22 March 2016

Walk down an alley behind a modest commercial building on a busy main road here and you could easily miss Bikini Wax, a hub of the city’s effervescent art scene. Bikini Wax, an artists’ collective in a three-bedroom house, smudges the line between public and private. Visiting artists are invited to engage the space as they create...

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Mirror maze: our reflections on Mexico City's Zona Maco art fair Related Press Mirror maze: our reflections on Mexico City's Zona Maco art fair Wallpaper : 10 February 2016

The preview of the 12th edition of the annual Zona Maco contemporary art fair kicked off yesterday at Mexico City's Centro Banamex convention centre with a host of eye-raising newcomers like Gagosian Gallery and Venus Over Manhattan (which made its debut with an elegant curation of Calder mobiles and stabiles); while heavy hitters like David...

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Zona Maco Fair Related Press Zona Maco Fair Blouin Artinfo : 4 February 2016

From a thriving international interest in Mexican modernism to murmurings within artist circles of its being “the next Berlin,” Mexico City, with the requisite affordable spaces, rich history, and edgy spirit, seems poised to step onto the global art stage.

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UBS Partners With Annie Leibovitz On Global Exhibition Tour Related Press UBS Partners With Annie Leibovitz On Global Exhibition Tour UBS : 20 August 2015

UBS announced today an international tour of newly commissioned photographs by world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz focusing on portraits of women. Launching in London in January 2016, the exhibition will travel to 10 global cities in 12 months. Host cities will include Tokyo, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico City, Istanbul,...

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In Mexico City, an Alternative Art Fair Builds a Community Related Press In Mexico City, an Alternative Art Fair Builds a Community Hyperallergic : 11 February 2015

As blue chip galleries courted international collectors at the city’s biggest art fair on the fringes of the tony neighborhood of Polanco, a smaller and more intimate fair opened on Thursday night across town. Now in its second year, the Material Art Fair featured 40 galleries and project spaces from the Americas and Europe. Founded by...

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One Of The Most Important Contemporary Mexican Artists Today Related Press One Of The Most Important Contemporary Mexican Artists Today Revista Nomada / 2 October 2014 : 2 October 2014

Rubén Ortiz Torres, is considered one of the most important Mexican artists of today; his various works including painting, photography, video, multimedia collages, and a number of commercial products ranging from baseball caps arranged pickup trucks that challenge traditional divisions between art object materialized and degraded curiosity of...

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