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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Adrián Villar Rojas

b. 1980, Argentina

Adrián Villar Rojas was born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1980.

Adrián Villar Rojas has been the recipient of numerous awards including The Zurich Art Prize at the Museum Haus Konstruktiv, (2013); the 9th Benesse Prize in the 54th Venice Biennial, (2011); the Nuevo Banco de Santa Fe Scholarship for Young Artists, and the first prize in the Bienal Nacional de Arte de Bahía Blanca at the Contemporary Art Museum of Bahía Blanca, Argentina, (2005). He has participated in various residences: SAM Art Projects, Paris, France, (2011); Banff Centre Institute, Alberta, Canada, (2010); La Residencia, Bogotá, Colombia, (2010); and at the Panorama Brasileiras das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil, (2009).Villar Rojas’ latest solo exhibitions include La inocencia de los animales, EXPO 1, MoMA PS1, New York, USA (2013); The Work of the Ocean, Foundation 11 Lijnen, Belgium,(2013); Before My Birth, Arts Brookfield with the New Museum, World Financial Center Plaza, New York, USA, (2012); and Poems for Earthlings, SAM ART Projects, the Louvre Museum, Paris, France, (2011). He also represented Argentina in the 54th Venice Biennial, ILLUMInations, Italy, (2011). Recent group exhibitions include the 2012 Shanghai Biennial, China; dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel, Germany, and Kabul, Afghanistan, 2012; The 2012 New Museum Triennial, The Ungovernables, New York, USA; the 2011 Istanbul Biennial, Turkey.

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Featured Artworks

From the series The Theater of Disappearance (XXXIV) by Adrián Villar Rojas contemporary artwork
Adrián Villar RojasFrom the series The Theater of Disappearance (XXXIV), 2015–2018 Stratified formation of concrete, cement, white cement, sand, coconuts and pigments (from the exhibition: Plantetarium, United Arab Emirates, 2015), polyurethane resin, concrete and recycled base rock
Marian Goodman Gallery
From the series 'Los Teatros de Saturno' by Adrián Villar Rojas contemporary artwork
Adrián Villar RojasFrom the series 'Los Teatros de Saturno', 2014 Iron and pigmented gesso
101.5 x 109 x 46 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Summer Selections at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
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28 June–24 August 2018 Group Exhibition Summer Selections Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

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Best institutional shows in Turin during Artissima Ocula Report Best institutional shows in Turin during Artissima 4 Nov 2015 : Rachael Vance for Ocula

Each November the art world casts its attention on Italy’s art centre of Turin for the annual Artissima art fair. However, its not only the fair that attracts the international art cognoscenti to the Piedmont capital. With a history steeped in the cultural avant-garde of the Arte Povera movement and with strong philanthropic arts circles,...

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Outside of the fairs this week, don't miss the exhibitions on view at Basel's tops museums and institutions, including Wolfgang Tillmans, Wim Delvoye, Jérôme Zonder, Yan Xing and Richard Serra, amongst others.

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Great art in the great outdoors Related Press Great art in the great outdoors Victoria Stapley-Brown : 3 May 2017

Spring has sprung—and with it a fresh crop of public and outdoor art projects across New York. This is a special year for such work as it is the 40th anniversary of the Public Art Fund, a non-profit body founded in 1977 by Doris C. Freedman—New York's first director of cultural affairs—with the aim of turning the city into an open...

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The beasts within: Artists tap into their wild sides for a roaring show Related Press The beasts within: Artists tap into their wild sides for a roaring show Wallpaper* : 26 November 2016

Rarely before have we seen such a long and varied list of contributors, as we do in Marian Goodman Gallery's group show Animality. The 'cast of creatures' ranges from dogs, camels, fish to octopi, and charts a history from George Orwell to Gabriel Orozco by way of Marcel Broodthaers. Curator Jens Hoffmann, never one to turn down a...

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Turf wars: Planned exhibition sparks legal row Related Press Turf wars: Planned exhibition sparks legal row Julia Halperin for The Art Newspaper / 7 January 2015 : 23 January 2015

An exhibition destined for the National Garden of Athens backed by the Greek collector and entrepreneur Dimitris Daskalopoulos has sparked controversy in Greece. The arts non-profit NEON, established by Daskalopoulos, aims to mount a two-month-long outdoor display organised by Iwona Blazwick, the director of the Whitechapel Gallery in London at the...

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