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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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Moscow

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Contemporary art exhibition, Wim Delvoye, Wim Delvoye at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
9 November 2018–9 February 2019 Wim Delvoye Wim Delvoye Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Contemporary art exhibition, Vik Muniz, Vik Muniz at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
8 June–10 October 2018 Vik Muniz Vik Muniz Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Contemporary art exhibition, Mat Collishaw, Albion at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
2 February–2 June 2018 Mat Collishaw Albion Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Contemporary art exhibition, Keiichi Tanaami, Land of Mirrors at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
28 September–16 December 2017 Keiichi Tanaami Land of Mirrors Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Contemporary art exhibition, Peter Halley, Peter Halley at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
23 June–10 September 2017 Peter Halley Peter Halley Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Contemporary art exhibition, Damien Hirst, Solo Exhibition at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
31 March–1 June 2017 Damien Hirst Solo Exhibition Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Contemporary art exhibition, Ron Arad, One Man Show at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
18 November 2016–11 March 2017 Ron Arad One Man Show Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Contemporary art exhibition, Peter Saul, You Better Call Saul at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
22 April–27 September 2016 Peter Saul You Better Call Saul Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow

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Cosmoscow brings a new milieu of Russian collectors into stark relief Ocula Report Cosmoscow brings a new milieu of Russian collectors into stark relief 21 Sep 2016 : Anna Kats for Ocula

The most memorable conversation I had during the Cosmoscow international contemporary art fair, which opened on 9 September and ran through the weekend, was with a cab driver in the early hours of the morning after the preview soiree on 8 September. Like so many Muscovites, Arshak originally hailed from a peripheral republic of the former Soviet...

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Juergen Teller captures football fans as World Cup frenzy reaches fever pitch Related Press Juergen Teller captures football fans as World Cup frenzy reaches fever pitch Wallpaper* : 14 June 2018

Juergen Teller's new exhibition Zittern auf dem Sofa, which recently launched in Moscow to coincide with the 2018 FIFA World Cup, translates as trembling on the sofa. For those who don't genuflect to the God of football, Teller's title might seem a little over the top. How could men kicking a ball insight such an overwhelming physical response? Can...

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Public art by Björk, JR, and Yoko Ono comes to Moscow Related Press Public art by Björk, JR, and Yoko Ono comes to Moscow The Creators Project : 24 September 2016

Most New Yorkers think of Times Square as a barren consumerist wasteland, but one incredible thing does happen there: by turning creators loose on the world’s most famous intersection, Times Square Arts turns it into a gigantic public platform for contemporary performance and visual arts. It’s one of the highest-profile public arts...

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Urs Fischer at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art / Moscow Related Press Urs Fischer at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art / Moscow Flash Art : 18 August 2016

While it’s easy to be glib about a practice that’s neither conceptual nor critical, one wonders if a museum can also be home to less complicated pleasures: a ludic approach to space and matter, a visceral feel for what’s interesting, a sense of style. I guess it depends on what you’re into. In Moscow, Garage wants to create...

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'H Y P E R C O N N E C T E D' at Moscow Museum of Modern Art
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 Mousse Contemporary : 11 August 2016

In the current period of accelerated motion our minds and bodies move, change and adapt to the settings and networks we navigate daily.We shape-shift while opening windows, closing folders and browsing through reflecting surfaces; soft borders permanently redefining our identities. As a consequence, any hypothetical separation between nature...

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Garage opens Russia’s most extensive programme for disabled visitors Related Press Garage opens Russia’s most extensive programme for disabled visitors The Art Newspaper : 4 July 2016

A new initiative at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow aims to make the institution more hospitable to disabled visitors (Co-thinkers, 7 June-9 September). The programme is uncharted territory for Russia, where disabled people have historically lacked equal access to cultural institutions and disabled children have been shut out of...

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Moscow’s Garage Museum launches Russian art triennial Related Press Moscow’s Garage Museum launches Russian art triennial The Art Newspaper : 17 June 2016

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art announced on Thursday, 9 June that it will launch a triennial contemporary art exhibition next spring. Dubbing the show “the first triennial dedicated to Russian art”, the exhibition is due to feature work made in the last five years by artists from across Russia.

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Taryn Simon at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow Related Press Taryn Simon at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow Blouin Art Info : 14 May 2016

This exhibition brings together two recent bodies of taxonomic work by New York–based Simon—Paperwork, and the Will of Capital (2015) and Black Square (2006–ongoing)—each comprising a series of photographs and a single accompanying sculpture.

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Louise Bourgeois's psychological turmoil in cells Related Press Louise Bourgeois's psychological turmoil in cells Interview Magazine : 21 October 2015

As an artist, Louise Bourgeois was guided by tenets of psychoanalysis, so she looked inward for inspiration, embracing the thoughts, feelings, and memories buried in dark corners of her mind. She had her first solo show of sculptures in 1949 in New York, where a beguiling, scattered installation format demonstrated a keen attentiveness to...

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