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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, Alfred Leslie, Our Luminous Paradise at Bruce Silverstein, New York
10 January–9 March 2019 Alfred Leslie Our Luminous Paradise Bruce Silverstein, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Rodney Graham, Rodney Graham at 303 Gallery, New York
11 January–23 February 2019 Rodney Graham Rodney Graham 303 Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Michael Hilsman, Pictures of M. and Other Pictures at Almine Rech Gallery, New York
16 January–23 February 2019 Michael Hilsman Pictures of M. and Other Pictures Almine Rech Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Clare Woods, Password Revolt at Simon Lee Gallery, New York
16 January–2 March 2019 Clare Woods Password Revolt Simon Lee Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, McArthur Binion, Hand:Work at Lehmann Maupin, New York
17 January–2 March 2019 McArthur Binion Hand:Work Lehmann Maupin, 501 West 24th Street
Contemporary art exhibition, Lucio Fontana, FONTANA at Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
22 January–28 February 2019 Lucio Fontana FONTANA Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Josephine Meckseper, Scene VI at Timothy Taylor, New York
24 January–23 February 2019 Josephine Meckseper Scene VI Timothy Taylor, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Li Qing, Yi Xin Tong, Cao Yi, Zhao Zhao, Adrift at Chambers Fine Art, New York
24 January–2 March 2019 Li Qing, Yi Xin Tong, Cao Yi, Zhao Zhao Adrift Chambers Fine Art, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Margherita Manzelli, Bluebird at Lehmann Maupin, New York
24 January–23 February 2019 Margherita Manzelli Bluebird Lehmann Maupin, 536 West 22nd Street
Contemporary art exhibition, Günther Förg, Works from 1986 – 2007 at Hauser & Wirth, New York
24 January–6 April 2019 Günther Förg Works from 1986 – 2007 Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Collector's Focus: Tarana Sawhney Online Viewing Room at David Zwirner, New York
30 January–18 February 2019 Group Exhibition Collector's Focus: Tarana Sawhney Online Viewing Room David Zwirner, 19th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Vista View at Galerie Buchholz, New York
31 January–20 April 2019 Group Exhibition Vista View Galerie Buchholz, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Michelle Stuart, Flight of Time at Galerie Lelong & Co., New York
31 January–9 March 2019 Michelle Stuart Flight of Time Galerie Lelong & Co., New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Candida Höfer, Candida Höfer - In Mexico at Sean Kelly, New York
2 February–16 March 2019 Candida Höfer Candida Höfer - In Mexico Sean Kelly, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, JCJ Vanderheyden, Across the Himalayas at Boers-Li Gallery, New York
2 February–30 March 2019 JCJ Vanderheyden Across the Himalayas Boers-Li Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Judy Pfaff, Judy Pfaff at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York
7 February–9 March 2019 Judy Pfaff Judy Pfaff Miles McEnery Gallery, 520 West 21st Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Markus Linnenbrink, Markus Linnenbrink at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York
7 February–9 March 2019 Markus Linnenbrink Markus Linnenbrink Miles McEnery Gallery, 525 West 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Penny Slinger, Inside Out at Blum & Poe, New York
7 February–17 March 2019 Penny Slinger Inside Out Blum & Poe, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Raymond Pettibon, Noir Online Viewing Room at David Zwirner, New York
12 February–3 March 2019 Raymond Pettibon Noir Online Viewing Room David Zwirner, 19th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Judith Linhares, Hearts on Fire at P·P·O·W Gallery, New York
14 February–16 March 2019 Judith Linhares Hearts on Fire P·P·O·W Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, R. Crumb, Drawing for Print: Mind Fucks, Kultur Klashes, Pulp Fiction & Pulp Fact at David Zwirner, New York
21 February–6 April 2019 R. Crumb Drawing for Print: Mind Fucks, Kultur Klashes, Pulp Fiction & Pulp Fact David Zwirner, 19th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Young and Evil at David Zwirner, New York
21 February–13 April 2019 Group Exhibition The Young and Evil David Zwirner, 19th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Jackie Gendel, Jackie Gendel at Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
21 February–6 April 2019 Jackie Gendel Jackie Gendel Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Alice Neel, Freedom at David Zwirner, New York
26 February–13 April 2019 Alice Neel Freedom David Zwirner, 20th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Jim Shaw, The Family Romance at Metro Pictures, New York
26 February–13 April 2019 Jim Shaw The Family Romance Metro Pictures, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Alexandre Arrechea, Corners at Galeria Nara Roesler, New York
27 February–13 April 2019 Alexandre Arrechea Corners Galeria Nara Roesler, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Robert Colescott, Robert Colescott at Blum & Poe, New York
27 February–13 April 2019 Robert Colescott Robert Colescott Blum & Poe, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Jennifer Steinkamp, Impeach at Lehmann Maupin, New York
28 February–13 April 2019 Jennifer Steinkamp Impeach Lehmann Maupin, 536 West 22nd Street
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, ALTERATIONS ACTIVATION ABSTRACTION at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
28 February–30 March 2019 Group Exhibition ALTERATIONS ACTIVATION ABSTRACTION Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Chelsea, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Davide Balliano, Davide Balliano at Tina Kim Gallery, New York
28 February–13 April 2019 Davide Balliano Davide Balliano Tina Kim Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Sherrie Levine, After Reinhardt at David Zwirner, New York
28 February–20 April 2019 Sherrie Levine After Reinhardt David Zwirner, 69th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Kiki Smith, Murmur at Pace Gallery, New York
1–30 March 2019 Kiki Smith Murmur Pace Gallery, 537 West 24th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, William Kentridge, Let us Try for Once at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
1 March–20 April 2019 William Kentridge Let us Try for Once Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Elad Lassry, Elad Lassry at 303 Gallery, New York
1 March–6 April 2019 Elad Lassry Elad Lassry 303 Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Gabriel de la Mora, Gabriel de la Mora at Perrotin, New York
2 March–13 April 2019 Gabriel de la Mora Gabriel de la Mora Perrotin, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Angel Otero, Milagros at Lehmann Maupin, New York
7 March–20 April 2019 Angel Otero Milagros Lehmann Maupin, 501 West 24th Street
Contemporary art exhibition, Keiji Uematsu, Invisible Force at Simon Lee Gallery, New York
7 March–27 April 2019 Keiji Uematsu Invisible Force Simon Lee Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Isaac Julien, Lessons of the Hour–Frederick Douglass at Metro Pictures, New York
8 March–13 April 2019 Isaac Julien Lessons of the Hour–Frederick Douglass Metro Pictures, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Barthélémy Toguo, Urban Requiem at Galerie Lelong & Co., New York
15 March–11 May 2019 Barthélémy Toguo Urban Requiem Galerie Lelong & Co., New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Anton Van Dalen, Anton van Dalen at P·P·O·W Gallery, New York
21 March–20 April 2019 Anton Van Dalen Anton van Dalen P·P·O·W Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Alec Soth, I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating at Sean Kelly, New York
21 March–29 April 2019 Alec Soth I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating Sean Kelly, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Paola Pivi, Paola Pivi at Perrotin, New York
24 April–9 June 2019 Paola Pivi Paola Pivi Perrotin, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, John Henderson, John Henderson at Perrotin, New York
24 April–9 June 2019 John Henderson John Henderson Perrotin, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Carlos Motta, Carlos Motta at P·P·O·W Gallery, New York
25 April–25 May 2019 Carlos Motta Carlos Motta P·P·O·W Gallery, New York

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Bob Monk Ocula Conversation Bob Monk

Born in 1923 to European immigrants in Washington D.C., Richard Artschwager is a sculptor and painter known for his enigmatic and idiosyncratic style that straddles various movements, yet belongs to none. He studied biology and mathematics at Cornell University and, after a stint in the army in World War II, pursued art as an interest while...

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Asia Contemporary Art Week 2018 Ocula Photolog
In partnership with Asia Contemporary Art Week
Asia Contemporary Art Week 2018 18 September 2018

As a remarkable testimony to the field's growing prominence in New York and the art scene at large, the 13th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week highlights 150+ acclaimed and emerging artists through timely exhibitions and retrospectives by individual artists and artist collectives from recent to modern history, along with ACAW's newly conceived...

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New York Autumn Exhibitions: The Lowdown Ocula Report New York Autumn Exhibitions: The Lowdown 14 Sep 2018 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The autumn exhibition season has officially kicked off in New York, with countless solo and group exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established artists, with some exhibiting works in the US for the first time. With a host of exhibitions to choose from, including a series of stellar museum exhibitions whose runs are nearing completion,...

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One Hand Clapping at the Guggenheim Museum, New York Ocula Report One Hand Clapping at the Guggenheim Museum, New York 31 Aug 2018 : David Xu Borgonjon for Ocula

In the catalogue for One Hand Clapping, the final in a trilogy of commission-based shows focusing on art from Greater China organised by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and the Guggenheim Museum New York (4 May–21 October 2018), curator Xiaoyu Weng poses what she admits is a provocative question to consulting curator Hou Hanru: 'Do you think...

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Catherine Sullivan Ocula Conversation Catherine Sullivan Artist

Catherine Sullivan's artistic practice crosses genres and histories of art, theatre, movement, and performance, with poetry, literature, sound and popular culture, taking the actor as medium in the process. A former actor herself, Sullivan attended the California Institute of the Arts and the Art Center College of Design where she studied under...

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Laure Prouvost Ocula Conversation Laure Prouvost Artist

Laure Prouvost's most recent exhibition in New York at Lisson Gallery (9 March–14 April 2018) was a gesamtkunstwerk of sorts. The show spread through the entire 10th Avenue gallery space and included two years of artistic production: installation, sculpture, painting, textile, sound and moving image. Uncle's Travel Agency Franchise, Deep Travel...

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Frieze New York: Running the Course Ocula Report Frieze New York: Running the Course 11 May 2018 : Paul Laster for Ocula

There's no better way to kick off a marathon week of art fairs and other related activities than to hear a living artist discuss their new work: a reminder of what's at the very core of the art world, and it's not just the buying and selling, but the opportunity to have a dialogue with art.On Tuesday morning in New York, a day before Frieze opened...

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The Lowdown: shows to see during Frieze week Ocula Report The Lowdown: shows to see during Frieze week 27 Apr 2018 : Robert Ayers for Ocula

With Frieze New York returning to Randall's Island Park from 4 to 6 May 2018, Ocula is on hand to offer a selection of exhibitions around the city, from Bushwick and the LES to Chelsea, Midtown and the Upper East Side.Exhibition view: Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s, Neue Galerie New York (8 March–28 May 2018). Courtesy Neue...

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Richard Artschwager: Primary Sources and Self-Portraits and the American Southwest Related Press Richard Artschwager: Primary Sources and Self-Portraits and the American Southwest The Brooklyn Rail : 13 February 2019

While critics have argued that Richard Artschwager was an artist whose works alternated between Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art, there was little doubt he possessed his own singularity removed from the fray. Whether he chose to work with bewildering banal subject matter or media references to sex and violence, Artschwager maintained the...

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The Politics Behind the Massacred Canvases of Lucio Fontana Related Press The Politics Behind the Massacred Canvases of Lucio Fontana Hyperallergic : 8 February 2019

Lucio Fontana could have spent the rest of his natural-born life building colossal tombs and funerary statues for his father's sculpture workshop in Argentina. Instead, he traveled the world in search of immortality.Participant and witness to the world wars that rocked early 20th-century Europe, the Argentine-Italian artist harnessed the...

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Nari Ward on folk art, found objects and creating havoc with his work Related Press Nari Ward on folk art, found objects and creating havoc with his work Time Out : 5 February 2019

Born in Jamaica, Nari Ward burst on the international art scene in 1993 with a DIY installation of hundreds of discarded baby strollers in an abandoned Harlem firehouse, garnering critical acclaim.

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Bruce Nauman at Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 Related Press Bruce Nauman at Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 Dore Bowen : 1 January 2019

Bruce Nauman provokes mixed emotions by creating situations rather than presenting figures for us to fear, pity, or empathize with. His artworks position us not as viewers but as participants, often unwilling. These situations vary in effect from pleasurable to nearly intolerable, as evidenced by the 170 works featured in the artist's mammoth...

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Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura & In the Room of Art History Related Press Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura & In the Room of Art History The Brooklyn Rail : 11 December 2018

Yasumasa Morimura's practice is about blurring boundaries. His intricate tableaus hover in the interstitial space between painting and photography and are admired for their inquiry into the construction of gender and identity. Two exhibitions, In the Room of Art History at Luhring Augustine Bushwick and Ego Obscura at the Japan Society, make clear...

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Hélio Oiticica: Spatial Relief and Drawings 1955–59 Related Press Hélio Oiticica: Spatial Relief and Drawings 1955–59 The Brooklyn Rail : 11 December 2018

Hélio Oiticica (1937 – 1980) is a now integral part of the New York art scene, in large measure thanks to his 2017 retrospective at the Whitney, To Organize Delirium, which provided New Yorkers with an opportunity to experience him in full.

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Daniel Arsham '3018', Perrotin New York Related Video & Audio Daniel Arsham '3018', Perrotin New York Perrotin : 7 December 2018

Video of the exhibition 3018 by Daniel Arsham at Perrotin New York September 8–October 21, 2018. Video: Guillaume Ziccarelli © 2018

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HANS HARTUNG TALK BETWEEN MATTHIEU POIRIER & BARBARA MACADAM Related Video & Audio HANS HARTUNG TALK BETWEEN MATTHIEU POIRIER & BARBARA MACADAM Perrotin : 7 December 2018

Talk between Matthieu Poirier, curator of the exhibition, and Barbara MacAdam, ArtNews editor-at-large, on the occasion of A Constant Storm. Works from 1923 to 1989 at Perrotin New York.January 12–February 18, 2018Hans Hartung Talk–Matthieu Poirier & Barbara MacAdam

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