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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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Contemporary art exhibition, Marcel Duchamp, Roberto Matta, MATTA | DUCHAMP at Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich
21 November 2018–31 March 2019 Marcel Duchamp, Roberto Matta MATTA | DUCHAMP Galerie Gmurzynska, Talstrasse 37, Zurich
Contemporary art exhibition, Wifredo Lam, Nouveau Nouveau Monde at Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich
17 December 2018–31 March 2019 Wifredo Lam Nouveau Nouveau Monde Galerie Gmurzynska, Talstrasse 37, Zurich
Contemporary art exhibition, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Chillida at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
17 January–2 March 2019 Eduardo Chillida Eduardo Chillida Hauser & Wirth, Zürich
Contemporary art exhibition, Rita Ackermann, Brother and Sister at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
17 January–2 March 2019 Rita Ackermann Brother and Sister Hauser & Wirth, Zürich

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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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Keith Tyson. BIG DATA Related Video & Audio Keith Tyson. BIG DATA Hauser & Wirth : 13 March 2018

BIG DATA, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Turner Prize winner Keith Tyson, references the artist's ongoing interest in interconnectivity, universal experiences and the effect of computing and data consumption on himself and society as a whole over the past several decades. Tyson's works display the varied approaches towards painting he...

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