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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Chris Martin, The Eighties at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
16 March–27 April 2019 Chris Martin The Eighties David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Sam Gilliam, Starting: Works on Paper 1967–1970 at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
16 March–27 April 2019 Sam Gilliam Starting: Works on Paper 1967–1970 David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Ken Price, Works on Paper 1967–1995 at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
23 March–4 May 2019 Ken Price Works on Paper 1967–1995 Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, David Novros, Paintings 1966 at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
23 March–4 May 2019 David Novros Paintings 1966 Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Sarah Crowner, Three Concrete Sculptures at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
23 March–4 May 2019 Sarah Crowner Three Concrete Sculptures Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, George Condo, What's the Point? at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
9 April–1 June 2019 George Condo What's the Point? Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Thea Djordjadze, IF I WERE AN EARLY PERSON at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
9 April–1 June 2019 Thea Djordjadze IF I WERE AN EARLY PERSON Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Guillermo Kuitca, Guillermo Kuitca at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
18 May–11 August 2019 Guillermo Kuitca Guillermo Kuitca Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, David Hammons, David Hammons at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
18 May–11 August 2019 David Hammons David Hammons Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Tony Lewis, Charlatan And Ultimately A Boring Man at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
1 June–6 July 2019 Tony Lewis Charlatan And Ultimately A Boring Man Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Florian Maier-Aichen, Florian Maier-Aichen at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
1 June–6 July 2019 Florian Maier-Aichen Florian Maier-Aichen Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

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Maryam Jafri Ocula Conversation Maryam Jafri

Maryam Jafri's series 'Product Recall: An Index of Innovation' (2014–2015) will be shown for the first time in its entirety in the United States at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, between 10 February and 23 June 2019. The exhibition's title, I Drank the Kool-Aid But I Didn't Inhale, references Bill Clinton's admission to (not fully)...

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The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka at LACMA Ocula Report The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka at LACMA 18 Jan 2019 : Perwana Nazif for Ocula

The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (9 December 2018–23 June 2019) is billed as the first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organised by a U.S. museum, with around 240 works—including decorative objects, textiles, photographs, and historical works from the museum's own collection of Sri Lankan...

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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 2018–10 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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Sarah Cain at Honor Fraser Related Press Sarah Cain at Honor Fraser Art in America : 1 April 2019

In Sarah Cain's exhibition The Sun Will Not Wait, hypnotic candy-colored abstractions appeared in multiple guises. Thirteen mostly large-scale paintings on canvas featuring gestural marks, geometric shapes, and various objects—beads, photographs, small trinkets—hung on the walls.

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Annie Leibovitz on the shots that made her Related Press Annie Leibovitz on the shots that made her The Guardian : 31 March 2019

Annie Leibovitz is standing by a photograph she took of Pont Neuf in Paris. It's a swirling panoramic shot of the famous bridge, taken when she was a student and would roam the city's streets camera in hand. One day, with a thrill, she realised she was standing where her idol, Henri Cartier-Bresson, once stood to take his own ghostly grey picture...

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Allen Ruppersberg, a Conceptual Artist in Love with the Physical World Related Press Allen Ruppersberg, a Conceptual Artist in Love with the Physical World Hyperallergic : 29 March 2019

LOS ANGELES — At the Hammer Museum's career-spanning retrospective, Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968–2018, there is a painting that serves as a good introduction to the pioneering conceptual artist. Greetings from California (1972) depicts the silhouette of a mountain ridge at dusk (or is it dawn?), over which a rectangular, blue...

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From Monumental to Microscopic, These Works Changed the History of Art in Japan Related Press From Monumental to Microscopic, These Works Changed the History of Art in Japan Frieze : 13 March 2019

Curated by Mika Yoshitake, Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s forms a corollary to her 2012 Blum & Poe exhibition Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha, which presented a much-needed introduction to a group of postwar Japanese artists whose works have now been aligned with more recognizable Western European movements such as Arte...

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Frieze Los Angeles: Lights, Camera, Art! Related Press Frieze Los Angeles: Lights, Camera, Art! New York Times : 13 February 2019

LOS ANGELES — The New York backlot of Paramount Studios, where fake brownstones and townhouses mimic city streets, has been invaded by aliens before. But it has never seen anything quite like the bright green serpent that winds all the way from a "SoHo subway station" up through several apartment windows.The snake isn't scary...

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Your Concise Guide to Los Angeles Frieze Week 2019 Related Press Your Concise Guide to Los Angeles Frieze Week 2019 Hyperallergic : 13 February 2019

Los Angeles is often considered an 'artists city,' a backhanded compliment inferring that it's a great place to make art but not to sell it. Over the past decade, the city's profile as a well-rounded art center has grown — with the founding of private museums like the Broad and the Marciano, as well as curatorial endeavors that bestow...

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Los Angeles Frieze fair: city bids to become the next art capital Related Press Los Angeles Frieze fair: city bids to become the next art capital Los Angeles : 13 February 2019

More than 70 galleries will participate in Frieze Los Angeles, which takes place on the Paramount Pictures Studios lot in Hollywood. A tent designed by the architect Kulapat Yantrasast will house the gallery booths, 10 of which will be subsidized spaces for emerging galleries. Among the exhibits, visitors can expect to find blue-chip galleries...

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Will Frieze Los Angeles succeed where others have failed? Related Press Will Frieze Los Angeles succeed where others have failed? The Art Newspaper : 13 February 2019

'Hollywood is a place where they pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul,' Marilyn Monroe once said. As Frieze launches its first Los Angeles edition, many dealers in the city are weighing up whether the fair group is puckering up or selling out.For its third location, adding to London and New York, the fair's trademark...

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