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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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Ellen Pau Ocula Conversation Ellen Pau Artist

A radiographer by training, Ellen Pau is a self-taught artist who emerged from Hong Kong's fledgling contemporary art scene of the late 1980s, when video was a comparatively nascent medium. In 1986, Pau co-founded Videotage—a non-profit organisation that specialises in the promotion and preservation of video and new media art. Pau has an...

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Singapore Art Week: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Singapore Art Week: Exhibitions to See 18 Jan 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

S.E.A. Focus, the new boutique art fair by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, will take centre stage during this year's Singapore Art Week (19–27 January 2019). Running between 24 and 27 January 2019, 26 galleries will participate in the inaugural edition, showcasing modern and contemporary Southeast Asian art within a pop-up structure in...

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Throughout his career, Adam Norton has produced work which challenges perceptions of reality and truth. His institutional-scale installations deliver a range of physical and sensory experiences but, rather than dictating a pre-conceived response, they disarm and encourage dialogue.

In 2008, Norton curated three fully equipped army personnel carriers (tanks) to roam the finance district of Sydney, Australia. This monumental scale logistical installation pointed to our relative safety in comparison to the daily struggle of people in other parts of the world. Other works include a 2009 series of camouflage suits in which the artist disguised himself in a range of urban environments and the construction of a fully equipped nuclear survival bunker, made from a 1960s freestanding timber wardrobe.

Adam Norton graduated from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University in 1987 and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. He has had more than fifteen solo exhibitions both in Australia and abroad including a number of site-specific curated projects. He has been shortlisted for numerous art awards such as the City of Albany Art Prize (2011), Hazelhurst Art Award (2009), John Leslie Art Prize (2008), New Social Commentary ’08 at Warrnambool Art Gallery, Redlands Westpac Art Prize (2007), ABN AMRO Artist Award (2007) and Robert Jacks Drawing Prize at Bendigo Art Gallery (2003).

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