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Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’ Ocula Conversation Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’

A group of voices accompanies me in the exhibition. They are singing words I cannot comprehend, yet the warm tunes are familiar: folk songs, love songs, songs of longing. There are letters, too. They speak of the quotidian details of a soldier's life: the hardness of the war, sending money to the family, and longing for familiar landscapes, food,...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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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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Ahn Kyuchul

b. 1955, South Korea

Ahn Kyuchul graduated from Staatliche Akademie der Bildende Künste Stuttgart in 1995 after completing both undergraduate and graduate programs. He is currently a professor at the School of Visual Arts, Korea National University of Arts. 

Featured Artworks

The Glasses by Ahn Kyuchul contemporary artwork
Ahn KyuchulThe Glasses, 1992/2018 Marble and steel
5.5 x 28 x 15.5 cm
Kukje Gallery
Paddle Chair by Ahn Kyuchul contemporary artwork
Ahn KyuchulPaddle Chair, 2017 Wood
45 x 44.5 x 200 cm
Kukje Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Ahn Kyuchul, Words Just for You at Kukje Gallery, Seoul
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21 February–16 April 2017 Ahn Kyuchul Words Just for You Kukje Gallery, Seoul

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Conceptual artists say more with less: Ahn Kyuchul and Ryan Gander embrace storytelling in artwork Related Press Conceptual artists say more with less: Ahn Kyuchul and Ryan Gander embrace storytelling in artwork Korea Joongang Daily : 30 March 2017

Conceptual art pieces are often shunned by the non-expert audience, as the works, many of which feature the re-contextualization of everyday objects, tend to lack visual impact and look very dry. And the ideas that they carry tend to be difficult to understand immediately.But the exceptions can be found in two ongoing exhibitions in the art zone...

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Ahn Kyu-chul discovers paradox from everyday objects Related Press Ahn Kyu-chul discovers paradox from everyday objects The Korea Times : 13 March 2017

A chair with legs made of paddles (Paddle Chair), a bicycle with two handlebars and front wheels and the other with two seats and rear wheels (Two Bicycles) and a bell made of felt that cannot produce sound (Silent Bell). These ordinary yet paradoxical objects are part of artist Ahn Kyu-chul's solo exhibit Words Just for You at the Kukje Gallery in...

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