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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, Nicola Farquhar, A Holotype Heart at Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington
22 November–22 December 2018 Nicola Farquhar A Holotype Heart Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Unsold at Hamish McKay, Wellington
24 November–22 December 2018 Group Exhibition Unsold Hamish McKay, Wellington

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Seung Yul Oh Ocula Conversation Seung Yul Oh Artist, Korea

Born in Korea in 1981, Seung Yul Oh moved to New Zealand in 1997 and graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland in 2005. He has exhibited widely in New Zealand and Korea. In 2013 he was recipient of the SEMA Nanji Residency in Seoul and in 2011 was recipient of the Harriet Friedlander New York Residency, supported by...

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Alison Bartley Ocula Conversation Alison Bartley Founder, Bartley + Company Art, Wellington

Alison Bartley is the founder and director of Bartley + Company Art, a leading gallery based in Wellington. The gallery sells and promotes artwork by emerging and established contemporary New Zealand artists, including Anne Noble, Brett Graham and Rachel Rakena. The gallery’s name reflects its ethos and Bartley’s belief that art is...

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Sophia Mckinnon And John O'Loghlen Ocula Conversation Sophia Mckinnon And John O'Loghlen Founders, China Contemporary Art & Architecture Tours, Beijing

Sophia McKinnon and John O'Loghlen are long time Beijing residents with a passion for contemporary art and architecture. Following schooling in Beijing, New York and Wellington, Sophia studied Art History and Anthropology at St. Andrew's in Scotland and then went on to work with two of China's foremost art institutions, Beijing's...

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Incredible alchemy: renowned ceramicist Liu Jianhua Related Press Incredible alchemy: renowned ceramicist Liu Jianhua Radio New Zealand : 30 May 2016

When walking into the Transfer exhibition space at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt, its numbers confront first; 1500 individually cast ceramic pieces, 46 crates containing art work, dozens of pools of gold across a darkened floor, references to three airline crashes in China, one ceramic baby shoe hanging alone. White against white, the symbolic...

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Tails of the unexpected Related Press Tails of the unexpected Art News New Zealand : 15 June 2015

The Horses Stayed Behind is an exhibition commemorating the thousands of horses that left New Zealand in World War I, of which only four returned. The centrepiece will be a tapestry, five metres by one metre, made of 500 rosettes, intricately woven in the style of the Victorian hair-wreath. Each of them hand-made by Auburn out of horsehair. Each of...

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Review: Seung Yul Oh At The Dunedin Public Art Gallery Related Press Review: Seung Yul Oh At The Dunedin Public Art Gallery Sophie Violet Gilmore for Eye Contact / 18 March 2014 : 27 March 2014

I’ve never understood why the Dunedin Public Gallery has such an enormous foyer and comparatively narrow gallery spaces, but over the years curators and artists have been negotiating this weird configuration in creative and practical ways. One of the most exciting exhibitions there has to be Seung Yul Oh’s Moamoa, a joint project with...

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