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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, Yayoi Kusama, THE MOVING MOMENT WHEN I WENT TO THE UNIVERSE at Victoria Miro, London
3 October–21 December 2018 Yayoi Kusama THE MOVING MOMENT WHEN I WENT TO THE UNIVERSE Victoria Miro, Wharf Road, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Alex Katz, Coca-Cola Girls at Timothy Taylor, London
2 November–21 December 2018 Alex Katz Coca-Cola Girls Timothy Taylor, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Ilse D’Hollander, Ilse D’Hollander at Victoria Miro, London
7 November–21 December 2018 Ilse D’Hollander Ilse D’Hollander Victoria Miro, Mayfair, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Dara Birnbaum, Dara Birnbaum at Marian Goodman Gallery, London
8 November 2018–12 January 2019 Dara Birnbaum Dara Birnbaum Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, John Baldessari, Brain/Cloud (Two Views) at Marian Goodman Gallery, London
8 November 2018–12 January 2019 John Baldessari Brain/Cloud (Two Views) Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Jess Fuller, Jess Fuller at Herald St, London
14 November 2018–9 February 2019 Jess Fuller Jess Fuller Herald St, Museum St, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Felipe Baeza, Felipe Baeza at Maureen Paley, London
15 November 2018–6 January 2019 Felipe Baeza Felipe Baeza Maureen Paley, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Richard Long, The Tide is High at Alan Cristea Gallery, London
15 November 2018–5 January 2019 Richard Long The Tide is High Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Ceal Floyer, Ceal Floyer at Lisson Gallery, London
16 November 2018–5 January 2019 Ceal Floyer Ceal Floyer Lisson Gallery, Lisson Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Leon Polk Smith, Leon Polk Smith at Lisson Gallery, London
16 November 2018–5 January 2019 Leon Polk Smith Leon Polk Smith Lisson Gallery, Bell Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Jedd Novatt, Conversations with Gravity at Waddington Custot, London
20 November 2018–30 January 2019 Jedd Novatt Conversations with Gravity Waddington Custot, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Gordon Matta-Clark, Works 1970–1978 at David Zwirner, London
21 November–21 December 2018 Gordon Matta-Clark Works 1970–1978 David Zwirner, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Brent Wadden, sympathetic resonance at Pace Gallery, London
22 November 2018–11 January 2019 Brent Wadden sympathetic resonance Pace Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Sabine Moritz, Paintings and Drawings at Pilar Corrias, London
22 November 2018–4 January 2019 Sabine Moritz Paintings and Drawings Pilar Corrias, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Fernando Casasempere, Natura Morta at Parafin, London
23 November 2018–2 February 2019 Fernando Casasempere Natura Morta Parafin, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Todd Bienvenu, Slapstick at Almine Rech Gallery, London
24 November 2018–12 January 2019 Todd Bienvenu Slapstick Almine Rech Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, David Ostrowski, The Thin Red Line at Sprüth Magers, London
28 November 2018–19 January 2019 David Ostrowski The Thin Red Line Sprüth Magers, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Recycle Group, Nature of Non-Existence at Gazelli Art House, London
29 November 2018–5 January 2019 Recycle Group Nature of Non-Existence Gazelli Art House, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Claude Lalanne, Francois-Xavier Lalanne, Les Lalanne at Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
29 November 2018–25 January 2019 Claude Lalanne, Francois-Xavier Lalanne Les Lalanne Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Josephine Pryde, In Case My Mind Is Changing at Simon Lee Gallery, London
30 November 2018–12 January 2019 Josephine Pryde In Case My Mind Is Changing Simon Lee Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Mai-Thu Perret, Mai-Thu Perret at Simon Lee Gallery, London
30 November 2018–12 January 2019 Mai-Thu Perret Mai-Thu Perret Simon Lee Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Martin Creed, Toast at Hauser & Wirth, London
30 November 2018–9 February 2019 Martin Creed Toast Hauser & Wirth, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Zoe Leonard, Aerials at Hauser & Wirth, London
30 November 2018–9 February 2019 Zoe Leonard Aerials Hauser & Wirth, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Amie Siegel, Backstory at Thomas Dane Gallery, London
30 November 2018–16 February 2019 Amie Siegel Backstory Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Muse & Motif at Alan Cristea Gallery, London
10 January–16 February 2019 Group Exhibition Muse & Motif Alan Cristea Gallery, London
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, 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, 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, Reinhard Mucha, Full Take at Sprüth Magers, London
20 February–11 May 2019 Reinhard Mucha Full Take Sprüth Magers, London

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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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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London Ocula Report 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London 27 Oct 2017 : Amina Diab for Ocula

Visitors arriving in the courtyard of Somerset House for 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (5–8 October 2017) were greeted by a large work by Pascale Marthine Tayou entitled Summer Surprise (2017). In this site-specific installation, wooden spears crisscrossed by colourful cobblestones made up a structure that sat atop the Edmond J. Safra...

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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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At Tate Modern, an Anni Albers Retrospective Related Press At Tate Modern, an Anni Albers Retrospective The New York Times : 8 October 2018

LONDON — When Anni Albers was 91, she received an honorary doctorate from the Royal College of Art here in 1990. A ceremony was held nearby at The Royal Albert Hall, so solemn that a friend of hers joked that the venue deserved to be renamed "The 'Royal Albers Hall."Ms. Albers attended the festivities in a wheelchair and...

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Strange Days review – fishy kisses, naked prancing and ribald revenge Related Press Strange Days review – fishy kisses, naked prancing and ribald revenge The Guardian : 3 October 2018

Strange Days: Memories of the Future is overwhelming: complex, at times annoying and confusing, repetitive, uplifting and baffling. Like life, really. Films and videos by 21 artists are spread over three floors of the Store X on London's Strand.

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Troika_BorrowedLight Related Video & Audio Troika_BorrowedLight Troika : 29 August 2018
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Behind the lens of August Sander, Hauser & Wirth London Related Video & Audio Behind the lens of August Sander, Hauser & Wirth London Hauser & Wirth : 21 August 2018

Over the course of a career spanning six decades and tens of thousands of negatives, August Sander created a nuanced sociological portrait of Germany comprising images of its populace, as well as its urban settings and dramatic landscapes.To coincide with the exhibition August Sander. Men Without Masks, this panel discussion explores the work and...

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The artist who went from starring in Eyes Wide Shut to New York’s art scene Related Press The artist who went from starring in Eyes Wide Shut to New York’s art scene Dazed : 25 July 2018

'It’s kind of like death… but brightly coloured' Leelee Kimmel jokingly responds when asked to describe her vivid, abstract, somewhat dizzying creations. 'A lot of the darkness in me comes out in my work, though it may not be obvious.' It takes time to understand the intricacies of somebody’s brain, she argues – but feeling its energy can be...

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Tomma Abts’ intriguing paintings contain infinite worlds Related Press Tomma Abts’ intriguing paintings contain infinite worlds Hyperallergic : 11 July 2018

The stark white walls of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery are dotted with colourful eruptions, each contained within a 48 x 38 cm canvas, the trademark format of the painter Tomma Abts. Their small size pulls the viewer in closer until we become intimately engaged with each concentrated schema. In their clearly delineated, geometric formations the...

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Lee Bul at Hayward Gallery, London Related Press Lee Bul at Hayward Gallery, London ArtReveiw : 10 July 2018

Feminist science-fiction has long played on the idea that women are liberated when humans are confronted with other intelligences.

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