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John Yau Connects Three Asian American Modernists Ocula Conversation John Yau Connects Three Asian American Modernists By Stephanie Bailey, New York

John Yau describes the lives and works of three overlooked figures of modernism: Leo Amino, Minoru Niizuma, and John Pai.

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Past, Present, and Future Ocula Conversation Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Past, Present, and Future By Rémy Jarry, Bangkok

Following his second Cannes Jury Prize for Memoria, starring Tilda Swinton, Apichatpong Weerasethakul traces a life so far in art and cinema.

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Mami Kataoka Ocula Conversation Mami Kataoka By Susan Acret, Sydney

I feel one needs to ask, what role can a biennale have in 2018?

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Dr Uli Sigg Ocula Conversation Dr Uli Sigg By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

I'm very much a fan of the public institution. I think only the public institution can provide the long-term guarantee that it will continue to exist and it will be 'the' public memory.

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Jens Faurschou Ocula Conversation Jens Faurschou By Anna Dickie, New York

Instead of opening a gallery in New York where we would be just another gallery, I thought: let’s do it in Beijing where we can make a difference.

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Serge Tiroche Ocula Conversation Serge Tiroche By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

With an ultra slick website that enables easy navigation of its 400 plus artworks from many of the leading artists of today, the Tiroche DeLeon Collection is unique in its focus and ownership stru

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Gene Sherman & Suhanya Raffel Ocula Conversation Gene Sherman & Suhanya Raffel By Jane O'Sullivan, Sydney

We batted it up and down and ended up with 'Go East', partly to upend east and west

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Doryun Chong Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong’s super museum for visual culture. Prior to joining M+, Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA

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Doryun Chong Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong’s super museum for visual culture. Prior to joining M+, Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA

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William Zhao Ocula Conversation William Zhao By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

The last decade has seen an extraordinary interest in the art of China, yet Hong Kong artists have been significantly overlooked in this bubbling and frothing phenomena. It is timely therefore tha

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Alan Lo Ocula Conversation Alan Lo

It is definitely beneficial to the local community to see a growing interest both regionally and internationally in Hong Kong artists.

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The Artists Leading Action on Climate Change During COP26 Ocula News The Artists Leading Action on Climate Change During COP26 Glasgow, 8 November 2021

Jenny Holzer, Mary Ellen Carroll, and Steuart Padwick are just a few of the artists urging action during the Glasgow summit.

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Melissa Chiu Highlights Local Artists in the Hawai’i Triennial 2022 Ocula News Melissa Chiu Highlights Local Artists in the Hawai’i Triennial 2022 Honolulu, 18 October 2021

Announced today, the full list of participating artists includes Ai Weiwei, Theaster Gates, Sun Xun, and Liu Xiaodong. But which Hawaiian artists is curator Melissa Chiu most excited to show?

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Ai Weiwei’s Self-Centred Activism Ocula Insight Ai Weiwei’s Self-Centred Activism By Sarah Messerschmidt, Porto

Ai Weiwei's exhibition at Fundacão de Serralves attests to the artist's growing involvement in climate activism.

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Stanley Donwood’s Radiohead Canvases Head to Christie’s Ocula News Stanley Donwood’s Radiohead Canvases Head to Christie’s London, 22 September 2021

Paintings made for the album Kid A will be part of an online auction and in-person exhibition this October.

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Serpentine Offers £100,000 Step Up to POC Artists Ocula News Serpentine Offers £100,000 Step Up to POC Artists London, 3 August 2021

Ten London-based artists and collectives will each receive £10,000 to develop their creative ideas.

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UCCA Edge Launches in Shanghai with Homage to 2000 Ocula Feature UCCA Edge Launches in Shanghai with Homage to 2000 By Hutch Wilco, Shanghai

Since Beijing-based UCCA Center for Contemporary Art announced a new satellite museum in 2019, the opening of UCCA Edge in Shanghai has been hotly anticipated.

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Bangkok Art Biennale Escapes Lockdown Ocula Feature Bangkok Art Biennale Escapes Lockdown By Rémy Jarry, Bangkok

The second Bangkok Art Biennale brings together 217 artworks by 82 artists from 35 different countries across 10 venues in the capital.

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Black Lives Matter Tops ArtReview Power 100 in 2020 Ocula News Black Lives Matter Tops ArtReview Power 100 in 2020 London, 3 December 2020

The list remains overwhelmingly dominated by people, institutions and movements in the Western world.

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Ai Weiwei's Lego Cover of the Mueller Report Ocula Insight Ai Weiwei's Lego Cover of the Mueller Report By Sam Gaskin, Paris

Presented by Cahiers d'Art, the cover has been divided into 108 tiles, suggesting the fragmentation of truth.

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Gallery Weekend Beijing: Exhibition Lowdown Ocula Feature Gallery Weekend Beijing: Exhibition Lowdown By Tessa Moldan, Beijing

These are the exhibitions to catch across 798 Art District as part of Gallery Weekend Beijing.

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Taipei Connections: Eleven Works to Collect Ocula Insight Taipei Connections: Eleven Works to Collect By Sam Gaskin, Taipei

The Ocula team present picks from Taipei Connections, an online platform launched by Ocula and Taipei Dangdai.

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The Latest: Snapchat Spin Paintings, Gonzalez-Torres Fortune Cookies, and More Ocula News The Latest: Snapchat Spin Paintings, Gonzalez-Torres Fortune Cookies, and More Hong Kong, 6 May 2020

This week's need-to-know art news, including the collapse of Sydney's Carriageworks, the winner of the Pulitzer-prize for criticism, and relaxed Kickstarter rules for institutions.

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Taipei Dangdai 2020: Local and Global Ocula Feature Taipei Dangdai 2020: Local and Global By Penny Liu, Taipei

At the second edition of Taipei Dangdai, global capital gestured towards Taipei's rising status in the global art world.

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Taipei Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Feature Taipei Lowdown: Shows to See By Tessa Moldan, Taipei

As Taipei Dangdai returns for its second edition, we list a selection of shows across the city.

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Local to Global: Gallery Weekend Beijing 2018 Ocula Feature Local to Global: Gallery Weekend Beijing 2018 By Bowen Li, Beijing

Gallery Weekend Beijing was first staged in 2017 on a number of premises, including the fact that [Beijing ][0]needed an annual event with international appeal to maintain its place as an art destinat

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One belt, one road, one  biennale: Yinchuan's stand against cultural desertification Ocula Feature One belt, one road, one biennale: Yinchuan's stand against cultural desertification By Sam Gaskin, Yinchuan

Over 70 artists from 33 countries are represented in the inaugural Yinchuan Biennale, which opened amidst scandal on 9 September.

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Ai Weiwei Exhibitions in Beijing Ocula Photolog Ai Weiwei Exhibitions in Beijing

Wang Jiaci was an ancestral temple of Ming age, taken as reference by all future dynasties, from Tang to Qing. Today, Wang Jiaci is the hub of Ai Weiwei’s monumental project, an ancient building

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Go East: The Gene & Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection Ocula Feature Go East: The Gene & Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection By Jane O’Sullivan, Sydney

Go East is an exhibition of contemporary Asian art from the collection of Gene and Brian Sherman, who have figured in Australian cultural life for decades as both collectors and philanthropists.

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Ai Weiwei 'Evidence' At The Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin Ocula Feature Ai Weiwei 'Evidence' At The Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin By Carmen Ansaldo, Berlin

Ai Weiwei's current survey exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin marks the artist's largest solo project to date, consuming 18 rooms and 3,000 square metres of the institution's floor space. Only open to the public since April, Evidence has already experienced an overwhelming reception that has become the standard for...

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