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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...

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Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger

In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Expressions d’Afrique: Inside Jean Pigozzi’s Collection at Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich
23 October–23 December 2019 Group Exhibition Expressions d’Afrique: Inside Jean Pigozzi’s Collection Galerie Gmurzynska, Paradelplatz 2
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Expressions d’Afrique: Inside Jean Pigozzi’s Collection at Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich
23 October–23 December 2019 Group Exhibition Expressions d’Afrique: Inside Jean Pigozzi’s Collection Galerie Gmurzynska, Talstrasse 37
Contemporary art exhibition, Maria Lassnig, Zarter Mittelpunkt / Delicate Centre at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
11 October–21 December 2019 Maria Lassnig Zarter Mittelpunkt / Delicate Centre Hauser & Wirth, Zürich
Contemporary art exhibition, Takesada Matsutani, Yohaku at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
11 October–21 December 2019 Takesada Matsutani Yohaku Hauser & Wirth, Zürich
Contemporary art exhibition, Emma Summerton, Landed at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
30 August–23 November 2019 Emma Summerton Landed Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Showroom at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
29 August–23 November 2019 Group Exhibition Showroom Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Land_Scope at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
28 November 2019–25 January 2020 Group Exhibition Land_Scope Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich

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Wirklichkeit ist, was wir aus ihr machen. Und Künstler sein heisst Fragen stellen Related Press Wirklichkeit ist, was wir aus ihr machen. Und Künstler sein heisst Fragen stellen Neue Zürcher Zeitung : 14 June 2019

Vielleicht ist Kunst der Dampf, der entweicht, wenn sich der Alltag aus der Wirklichkeit zurückzieht. Oder eher die Schlacke, die liegen bleibt, wenn der Dunst sich verzogen hat? Für Stephen Willats wäre das keine Frage: Schlacke, klar. Aber Kunst? Davon würde Willats lieber nicht reden. Ein Künstler wollte der 75-jährige Brite eigentlich nie sein....

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Jean Dubuffet at Hauser & Wirth Zurich — madness in the metropolis Related Press Jean Dubuffet at Hauser & Wirth Zurich — madness in the metropolis Financial Times : 14 June 2018

An inscription at the confluence of Zurich's two rivers, the Limmat and the Sihl, asks 'Yssel that the limmat?' before recommending 'legging a jig or so on the sihl'. It's a quotation from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, resonant for a city where art has thrived on exquisite mimicries of insanity: Dada was born here, the anarchic Cabaret Voltaire...

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Jean Dubuffet: An Urban Imagination Related Video & Audio Jean Dubuffet: An Urban Imagination Hauser & Wirth : 7 June 2018

Curator Dr Sophie Berrebi introduces Jean Dubuffet and the City at Hauser & Wirth Zürich, the first presentation that focuses on exploring the role of the city in Dubuffet's four decades of artistic accomplishments, highlighting the artist's shifting depiction of urban characters, and the visual and experiential dynamism of Paris that...

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An Extensive Overview of Six Decades of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Career at Galerie Gmurzynska Related Press An Extensive Overview of Six Decades of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Career at Galerie Gmurzynska Arte Fuse : 5 June 2018

Galerie Gmurzynska is proudly presenting for the first time in Zurich in both gallery spaces an extensive selection of sculpture, drawings, photographs and archival material, with 27 works in total, celebrating and documenting Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s extraordinary career, stretching from their first seminal projects realized after relocating to...

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Spiegelgasse (Mirror Alley) Curated by Gianni Jetzer, Hauser & Wirth London Related Video & Audio Spiegelgasse (Mirror Alley) Curated by Gianni Jetzer, Hauser & Wirth London Hauser & Wirth : 21 May 2018

Referring to the address of Cabaret Voltaire–the birthplace of Dada in Zurich, Switzerland–Spiegelgasse (Mirror Alley) presents the works of Swiss artists from the 1930s to the present day and is curated by Gianni Jetzer. Taking historiographical cues from the literal translation of the street name, the exhibition tracks art history not as an...

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Keith Tyson. BIG DATA (PAINTINGS 2012 – 2018), Hauser & Wirth Zürich Related Video & Audio Keith Tyson. BIG DATA (PAINTINGS 2012 – 2018), Hauser & Wirth Zürich Hauser & Wirth : 29 March 2018
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Anj Smith. If not, Winter, Hauser & Wirth Zürich Related Video & Audio Anj Smith. If not, Winter, Hauser & Wirth Zürich Hauser & Wirth : 29 March 2018
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