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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, Group Exhibition, Robert Fraser’s Groovy Arts Club Band at Gazelli Art House, London
11 January–23 February 2019 Group Exhibition Robert Fraser’s Groovy Arts Club Band Gazelli Art House, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Juliette Blightman, This One’s For You at Maureen Paley, London
12 January–24 February 2019 Juliette Blightman This One’s For You Maureen Paley, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Chelsea Culprit, Fear of Seduction at Maureen Paley, London
12 January–24 February 2019 Chelsea Culprit Fear of Seduction Maureen Paley, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Metal at Simon Lee Gallery, London
17 January–23 February 2019 Group Exhibition Metal Simon Lee Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Richard Pousette-Dart, Works 1940-1992 at Pace Gallery, London
18 January–20 February 2019 Richard Pousette-Dart Works 1940-1992 Pace Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Asger Jorn, Per Kirkeby, Tal R at Victoria Miro, London
23 January–23 March 2019 Group Exhibition Asger Jorn, Per Kirkeby, Tal R Victoria Miro, Mayfair, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Peter Joseph, Peter Joseph at Lisson Gallery, London
25 January–3 March 2019 Peter Joseph Peter Joseph Lisson Gallery, Lisson Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Liu Xiaodong, Weight of Insomnia at Lisson Gallery, London
25 January–2 March 2019 Liu Xiaodong Weight of Insomnia Lisson Gallery, Bell Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, That Which is Not Drawn at Marian Goodman Gallery, London
25 January–23 February 2019 Group Exhibition That Which is Not Drawn Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Tom Wesselmann, Tom Wesselmann at Almine Rech Gallery, London
30 January–23 March 2019 Tom Wesselmann Tom Wesselmann Almine Rech Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, John Kørner, Life in a Box at Victoria Miro, London
1 February–23 March 2019 John Kørner Life in a Box Victoria Miro, Wharf Road, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Group Exhibition at Herald St, London
7 February–10 March 2019 Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Herald St, Museum St, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Nick Brandt, This Empty World at Waddington Custot, London
7 February–7 March 2019 Nick Brandt This Empty World Waddington Custot, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Flora Yukhnovich, Sweet Spot at Parafin, London
8 February–30 March 2019 Flora Yukhnovich Sweet Spot Parafin, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Reinhard Mucha, Full Take at Sprüth Magers, London
20 February–11 May 2019 Reinhard Mucha Full Take Sprüth Magers, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Franz West, Franz West at David Zwirner, London
21 February–6 April 2019 Franz West Franz West David Zwirner, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Tamuna Sirbiladze, Tamuna Sirbiladze at David Zwirner, London
21 February–5 April 2019 Tamuna Sirbiladze Tamuna Sirbiladze David Zwirner, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Rachel Rose, Wil-o-Wisp at Pilar Corrias, London
22 February–30 March 2019 Rachel Rose Wil-o-Wisp Pilar Corrias, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Behrang Karimi, Alastair MacKinven, Alastair Mackinven and Behrang Karimi at Maureen Paley, London
27 February–31 March 2019 Behrang Karimi, Alastair MacKinven Alastair Mackinven and Behrang Karimi Maureen Paley, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Protest and Remembrance at Alan Cristea Gallery, London
28 February–30 March 2019 Group Exhibition Protest and Remembrance Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Etel Adnan, Elsewhere at Alan Cristea Gallery, London
28 February–30 March 2019 Etel Adnan Elsewhere Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Silver Lining at Gazelli Art House, London
28 February–6 April 2019 Group Exhibition Silver Lining Gazelli Art House, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Alighiero Boetti, Alighiero Boetti at Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
28 February–19 April 2019 Alighiero Boetti Alighiero Boetti Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Dexter Dalwood, WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING at Simon Lee Gallery, London
1–31 March 2019 Dexter Dalwood WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING Simon Lee Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Anthea Hamilton, The Prude at Thomas Dane Gallery, London
8 March–18 May 2019 Anthea Hamilton The Prude Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Alice Anderson, Body Disruptions at Waddington Custot, London
12 March–10 May 2019 Alice Anderson Body Disruptions Waddington Custot, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Allan Sekula, Photography, A Wonderfully Inadequate Medium at Marian Goodman Gallery, London
14 March–18 May 2019 Allan Sekula Photography, A Wonderfully Inadequate Medium Marian Goodman Gallery, London

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Victoria Sin Ocula Conversation Victoria Sin

If a multiplicity of being can be truly embodied, Victoria Sin comes close. Sin's practice spans performance, moving image and writing, with the artist adopting personas in their work that are multiple, and thematics that are intersectional. With a master's in Print from the Royal College of Art, a programme that examines the digital circulation of...

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Frieze Week 2018: London, Masters and 1-54 Wrap-up Ocula Report Frieze Week 2018: London, Masters and 1-54 Wrap-up 12 Oct 2018 : Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams for Ocula

A rush of politics kicked off Frieze Week this year, with a talk between Chelsea Manning and James Bridle organised by the Institute of Contemporary Arts at the Royal Institution, three days ahead of the opening of Frieze London, Frieze Masters and 1-54 (4–7 October 2018). The event felt more like a press conference, with attendees seemingly...

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Frieze London 2018 Ocula Photolog Frieze London 2018 8 October 2018

'Frieze London 2018 showcases the best of international contemporary art, with a discerning selection of around 160 galleries presenting their most forward-thinking artists and imaginative presentations. Opening for the first time with a two-day preview, Frieze London coincides with Frieze Sculpture and Frieze Masters in The Regent's Park, together...

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Frieze Masters 2018 Ocula Photolog Frieze Masters 2018 8 October 2018

'Frieze Masters brings together thousands of years of art in a unique, contemporary context, with over 130 of the world's leading galleries specialising in antiquities, Asian art, ethnographic art, illuminated manuscripts, medieval, modern and post-war art, Old Masters and 19th century, as well as photography, sculpture and wunderkammer.' –Frieze...

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London Frieze Week: The Lowdown Ocula Report London Frieze Week: The Lowdown 20 Sep 2018 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Located in Regent's Park, Frieze London has expanded to focus on historical works in recent years, with the introduction of Frieze Masters in 2012, further reinforcing London's position as a leading art destination. Beyond this year's edition (4–7 October 2018), a range of unmissable exhibitions are taking place across London in both commercial and...

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He Xiangyu Ocula Conversation He Xiangyu Artist, China

He Xiangyu's second solo exhibition, Evidence, at White Cube gallery's Bermondsey space in London (7 February–8 April 2018) is somewhat different from the artist's first exhibition with the gallery in 2014 (He Xiangyu: Inside the White Cube, 22 January–13 April 2014). Gone is the crystallised residue of 127 tonnes of Coca-Cola that the artist...

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Gilbert & George Ocula Conversation Gilbert & George Artists, United Kingdom

'Extraordinary!' is how George periodically punctuates his sentences, like a West Country boy still blinded by the city lights. Gilbert occasionally echoes him—his R's rolling off the Dolomites of his youth. Despite living in London's Spitalfields for half a century, no detail of urban life ceases to astound their collective curiosity. At...

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Dr Dieter Buchhart Ocula Conversation Dr Dieter Buchhart Co-curator of the exhibition: 'Basquiat: Boom for Real' at the Barbican, London

Curator and scholar Dr Dieter Buchhart is the co-curator of the Barbican's current exhibition, Basquiat: Boom for Real (21 September 2017–28 January 2018), alongside Barbican curator Eleanor Nairne. Organised in collaboration with the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and with the support of the Basquiat Exhibition Circle and the Basquiat family, the...

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John Kørner tackles the British sports of cycling, running and drinking Related Press John Kørner tackles the British sports of cycling, running and drinking Wallpaper* : 6 February 2019

'The pace of contemporary life has never moved so fast,' says Copenhagen-based artist John Kørner, while peddling comically slowly on his bike installation at Victoria Miro's Wharf Road gallery in London. The bike is attached to a moving platform topped with a stall of chairs built for visitors, parallel to a vast, 12-panel painting charting a...

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The darkness of photojournalist Don McCullin explored in Tate Britain retrospective Related Press The darkness of photojournalist Don McCullin explored in Tate Britain retrospective Wallpaper* : 6 February 2019

I grew up angry,' says Sir Don McCullin, as a new retrospective of his work – including some of his earliest photographs – goes on show at Tate Britain. He was born in Finsbury Park, north London, in 1935, and spent his childhood sleeping in the same room as his brothers, his mother and his chronically ill father. 'The way I grew up shaped my life,...

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Sarah Sze – ‘You Mark Time Through Objects’ | TateShots Related Video & Audio Sarah Sze – ‘You Mark Time Through Objects’ | TateShots Tate : 11 January 2019

Sarah Sze is an artist best known for her sculpture and installation art. In this video, Sze introduces her approach to making art and describes her work Seamless.Seamless was first shown in 1999 in Pittsburgh, USA, and was re-installed at Tate Modern in 2018.The artwork is inspired by painting and architecture. Using everyday objects such as...

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Pierre Huyghe’s “UUmwelt” Related Press Pierre Huyghe’s “UUmwelt” art agenda : 19 December 2018

Five large, freestanding LED panels fill the spaces of the Serpentine. Despite their technological nature, they look like temporary plaster walls and give the rooms a stripped appearance. Images scroll onscreen at high speed. In the darkened exhibition space, they have peculiar light and colors, cold and clear tones. Sounds can be heard, but like...

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Was Olafur Eliasson Bringing 30 Icebergs to London a Sustainability Own Goal? Related Press Was Olafur Eliasson Bringing 30 Icebergs to London a Sustainability Own Goal? Frieze : 14 December 2018

Does it vex you, the environmental impact of Olafur Eliasson's Ice Watch? Do you hear about the transportation of 30 icebergs from the Nuup Kangerlua fjord in Greenland to be displayed in London as a memento mori for our inhabitable environment and judge the project a bit of an own-goal, sustainability-wise? You would not be alone – on personal...

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Richard Long: The Tide is High Related Press Richard Long: The Tide is High Artlyst : 10 December 2018

There can be no doubt that Richard Long is one of the giants of British art. Or so a very impressive curriculum vitae would lead one to suppose. He is now in his early 70s. He made his reputation almost half-a-century ago, as what was then called a Land Artist – going for epic walks, often through very remote locations.

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The 2018 Turner Prize Focuses on Video Art in Political Times Related Press The 2018 Turner Prize Focuses on Video Art in Political Times Hyperallergic : 3 December 2018

The Turner Prize is famously known as the art world's most provocative prize. From Damien Hirst's formaldehyde cows, Tracey Emin's tampon-strewn bed, and Martin Creed's flickering lights, the nominees over the prize's 34-year existence have never failed to elicit fiery newspaper headlines. And this year's contenders have proved no less...

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Pierre Huyghe: UUmwelt Related Video & Audio Pierre Huyghe: UUmwelt Serpentine Galleries : 30 October 2018

Curator Rebecca Lewin discusses Pierre Huyghe's exhibition UUmwelt. Known for creating complex immersive ecosystems, Huyghe presents a major new exhibition at the Serpentine. For the exhibition, the Gallery has become a porous and contingent environment, housing different forms of cognition, emerging intelligence, biological reproduction and...

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