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Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale Ocula Conversation Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the largest Francophone nation in Africa with vast resources and nearly 80 million inhabitants, is a place where commodities play a vital role in the national economy and the country's significance on the world stage. This is the context from which the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale (24 October–24 November...

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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline Ocula Report
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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline 13 Dec 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

From 20 to 21 July 2019, Artspace Sydney held a two-day symposium that brought artists in conversation with leading curators, writers, activists, academics, diplomats, and journalists from across Asia. The symposium was the final chapter of the 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS exhibition, publication, website, and Instagram project. Instigated and...

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We Are Our Infrastructure, Argues Newly Announced Shanghai Biennale Chief Curator Ocula News We Are Our Infrastructure, Argues Newly Announced Shanghai Biennale Chief Curator 13 December 2019

The Power Station of Art will make a fitting location for Andrés Jaque, whose past projects expose the politics concealed by buried pipes and managed cables. Spanish architect, writer, and curator Andrés Jaque has been named the chief curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale, which will take place at the Power Station of Art (PSA) from 13 November...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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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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b. 1963, Italy

Alessandro Pessoli Biography

Alessandro Pessoli is known for his evocative drawings, paintings, and sculptures that often depict expressive, seemingly melancholy figures within indeterminate spaces and dreamlike narratives. His work is rich in historical references to art, cinema and theatre but also in details drawn from everyday life, popular culture and chance encounters. For Pessoli, history is not a fixed entity but a shifting space, the meaning of which is particular to each different moment in time, and each individual. He is interested in using history as a prism through which to understand the world around him, but also as a means of exploring the subconscious. In Pessoli’s hands, historical characters or historic events often undergo a process of metamorphosis and reimaging that imbues them with an uncanny sense of being connected to the present – as though the past has been revisited and represented in a series of contemporary visions. Pessoli’s work often involves oppositions: saturated tones surround figures depicted in neutral colours, for example, or characters display conflicting emotional states, such as humour and anguish.

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Recent solo exhibition include New Work: Alessandro Pessoli at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2012, Fiamma pilota le ombre seguono at the Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2011, and Macrowall: Alessandro Pessoli at MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy, 2009. Group shows include the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece, 2011 and Italics: Italian Art Between Tradition & Revolution 1968-2008, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2009.

Alessandro Pessoli was born in Cervia, Italy, in 1963. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Alessandro Pessoli Featured Artworks

Head#5 by Alessandro Pessoli contemporary artwork
Alessandro PessoliHead#5 Underglaze ceramic
32.7 x 23.4 x 0.5 cm
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Black hole painting by Alessandro Pessoli contemporary artwork
Alessandro PessoliBlack hole painting, 2018 Oil, spray paint, soft pastels on canvas
122 x 112 cm
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Deconstruction Daddy by Alessandro Pessoli contemporary artwork
Alessandro PessoliDeconstruction Daddy, 2018 Oil, spray paint on canvas
84 x 63.5 cm
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The Crown by Alessandro Pessoli contemporary artwork
Alessandro PessoliThe Crown, 2014 Glazed ceramic, metal wire
52 x 47 x 32 cm
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Alessandro Pessoli Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Alessandro Pessoli, Like A Free Life at Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
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16 March–28 April 2018 Alessandro Pessoli Like A Free Life Xavier Hufkens, 107 rue St-Georges, Brussels

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