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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Under the artistic direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute...

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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

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Conceptual artists say more with less: Ahn Kyuchul and Ryan Gander embrace storytelling in artwork

Moon So-young Korea Joongang Daily First published on 30 March 2017

Kukje Gallery K1, Ahn Kyuchul, Words Just for You, 2017, Exhibition view at Kukje Gallery, Seoul. Photo: Keith Park, courtesy of the artist and Kukje Gallery. Image provided by Kukje Gallery.

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 east of Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul. They are Korean artist Ahn Kyuchul's solo show titled Words Just for You at Kukje Gallery and British artist Ryan Gander's solo exhibition titled Soft Modernism at Gallery Hyundai.

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