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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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Current Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Mary Obering, Mary Obering at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
8 September–22 December 2018 Mary Obering Mary Obering Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Zoe Leonard, Analogue at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
27 October 2018–20 January 2019 Zoe Leonard Analogue Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Alexander Calder, Calder: Nonspace at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
27 October 2018–6 January 2019 Alexander Calder Calder: Nonspace Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
27 October 2018–6 January 2019 Julian Rosefeldt Manifesto Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Chung Sang-hwa, Shin Sung-hy, Chung Sang-hwa & Shin Sung-hy at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
3 November 2018–12 January 2019 Chung Sang-hwa, Shin Sung-hy Chung Sang-hwa & Shin Sung-hy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Darren Bader, character limit at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
3 November 2018–12 January 2019 Darren Bader character limit Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Bridget Riley, Painting Now at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
16 November 2018–26 January 2019 Bridget Riley Painting Now Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles

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A Journey That Wasn’t at The Broad, Los Angeles Ocula Report A Journey That Wasn’t at The Broad, Los Angeles 29 Sep 2018 : Jareh Das for Ocula

A Journey That Wasn't showcases 55 artworks from the permanent collection of The Broad in Los Angeles, some of which are on view for the first time (30 June 2018–February 2019). Located in the museum's first-floor galleries and curated by Ed Schad and Sarah Loyer (both curators at The Broad), the show explores how artists have dealt with...

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Made in L.A. 2018 at the Hammer Museum Ocula Report Made in L.A. 2018 at the Hammer Museum 12 Jul 2018 : Perwana Nazif for Ocula

For its fourth iteration of Made in L.A.—the Hammer Museum's biennial exhibition exclusively showing works by Los Angeles-based artists—curator Anne Ellegood and assistant curator Erin Christovale assert that there is no theme. Hence, the title: Made in L.A. 2018. The exhibition, which runs from 3 June to 2 September 2018, includes a...

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Iranian Art at LACMA: In the Fields of Empty Days Ocula Report Iranian Art at LACMA: In the Fields of Empty Days 12 Jun 2018 : Perwana Nazif for Ocula

In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA, 6 May–9 September 2018), explores 'the continuous and inescapable presence of the past in Iranian society.' Curated by Linda Komaroff, curator of Islamic art and head of LACMA's Art of the Middle East department, the...

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proyectosLA Ocula Photolog proyectosLA 25 September 2017

'proyectosLA takes place in a 20,000 sq ft converted Downtown LA (DTLA) warehouse. The space is true to the city, raw and edgy while offering museum quality exhibition space.' –proyectosLA (16 September-28 October 2017).

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Boyd Webb Ocula Conversation Boyd Webb Artist, New Zealand and United Kingdom

Boyd Webb was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1947 and attended the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts (Ilam). He won a scholarship to study sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London in 1972 and continues to live and work in Brighton, England.Initially he worked as a sculptor, making life casts of people in fibreglass...

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Doryun Chong Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong Chief Curator, M+, Hong Kong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong’s super museum for visual culture. Prior to joining M+, Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and prior to that, he was a curator in the visual arts department at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center from 2003 to 2009. At MoMA,...

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Doryun Chong Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong Chief Curator, M+, Hong Kong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong’s super museum for visual culture. Prior to joining M+, Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and prior to that, he was a curator in the visual arts department at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center from 2003 to 2009. At MoMA,...

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Cai Guo-Qiang Ocula Conversation Cai Guo-Qiang Artist, China

Cai Guo-Qiang was born in 1957 in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China. He was a child during Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution and strongly influenced by society's vision for social utopia. Cai trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theatre Acadmey. He left China in 1986, spending almost 9 years as a young artist in...

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‘I Like Dogs with a Human Head’: David Lynch Shows New Paintings in Los Angeles Related Press ‘I Like Dogs with a Human Head’: David Lynch Shows New Paintings in Los Angeles ARTnews : 7 September 2018

In the late 1980s, actress Isabella Rossellini brought the New York gallerist Leo Castelli to David Lynch's painting studio in Los Angeles. About their first encounter, Castelli, a shrewd dealer known for his discerning eye, said at the time, "This man knows what he's doing."Lynch had been making paintings, many of them depicting his...

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Mika Tajima Joins Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles Related Press Mika Tajima Joins Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles ARTnews : 9 August 2018

Artist Mika Tajima—whose reliably alluring work examines the interplay between science, corporate design, financial markets, emotions, tools of control, art history, and quite a few more topics—is now represented by the Los Angeles gallery Kayne Griffin Corcoran.

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Complete Cubes: Inside Larry Bell’s Taos studio Related Video & Audio Complete Cubes: Inside Larry Bell’s Taos studio Hauser & Wirth : 11 July 2018
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Fiona Connor, 'Closed Down Clubs' at Mak Center for Art and Architecture Related Press Fiona Connor, 'Closed Down Clubs' at Mak Center for Art and Architecture Artforum : 10 July 2018

In the fifth century BCE, a Greek cult emerged that was dedicated to the demigod Asclepius, whose province was healing and medicine.

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Made in L.A. 2018 Related Press Made in L.A. 2018 Art Agenda : 2 July 2018

Not so much a city as an unevenly populated, multi-centered megalopolis, and not so much a year as a point in an escalating concatenation of national and global crises, there might seem to be no possible way to get "Made in L.A. 2018" right.

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A California Sculptor Gets His Moment in the Sun, at Age 80 Related Press A California Sculptor Gets His Moment in the Sun, at Age 80 The New York Times : 28 June 2018

At the age of 80, the sculptor Wendell Dayton is having his first major show, a six-decade survey of his work at the Los Angeles gallery Blum & Poe. Until now, Dayton had mainly exhibited his abstract creations in a sculpture park of his own making, in the unassuming corner of the San Fernando Valley where he lives and works.

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Mary Heilmann. Memory Remix, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Related Video & Audio Mary Heilmann. Memory Remix, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Hauser & Wirth : 22 June 2018
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Larry Bell. Complete Cubes, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Related Video & Audio Larry Bell. Complete Cubes, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Hauser & Wirth : 22 June 2018
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