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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Alfredo Jaar

b. 1956, Chile

Jaar lives and works as an architect, filmmaker and artist in New York.

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Men Who Cannot Cry (C) by Alfredo Jaar contemporary artwork Alfredo JaarMen Who Cannot Cry (C), 2018 Pigment print + neon
Goodman Gallery
Culture=Capital by Alfredo Jaar contemporary artwork Alfredo JaarCulture=Capital, 2011 Neon
15 x 183 cm
Goodman Gallery
Men Who Cannot Cry (A) by Alfredo Jaar contemporary artwork Alfredo JaarMen Who Cannot Cry (A), 2018 Pigment print + neon
Goodman Gallery
Men Who Cannot Cry (B) by Alfredo Jaar contemporary artwork Alfredo JaarMen Who Cannot Cry (B), 2018 Pigment print + neon
Goodman Gallery
Teach Us To Outgrow Our Madness by Alfredo Jaar contemporary artwork Alfredo JaarTeach Us To Outgrow Our Madness, 1995 Neon
61 x 111.8 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York
I can´t Go On. I´ll Go On by Alfredo Jaar contemporary artwork Alfredo JaarI can´t Go On. I´ll Go On, 2016 Neon tubes
50 x 50 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte
M´illumino d´immenso by Alfredo Jaar contemporary artwork Alfredo JaarM´illumino d´immenso, 2009 Neon
46 x 96 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte

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A blended mass: A report from Art Basel 2016 Ocula Report A blended mass: A report from Art Basel 2016 24 Jun 2016 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

It was both a conservative and global year for the 47th Art Basel, as Scott Reyburn reported for The New York Times. Volatile markets—and politics—explained the wealth of historical pieces featured amongst more contemporary installations in Gianni Jetzer’s Unlimited section, this year with a record number of 88 works in total...

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Alfredo Jaar Ocula Conversation Alfredo Jaar Artist, Chile

Chilean-born artist, architect and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar is celebrated for his poetic yet unflinching address of global injustices, political prejudice and tragedy. The recipient of numerous awards and accolades, Jaar was recently in Auckland, New Zealand, for the major group exhibition Space to Dream: Recent Art From South America, at the...

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Three exhibitions you must see in Auckland now Ocula Report Three exhibitions you must see in Auckland now 24 May 2016 : Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers for Ocula

Following a three-year hiatus, the Auckland Art Fair is returning at the end of May with a suite of galleries from New Zealand, Australia, Latin America and the wider Pacific region. With a distinctly global outlook, the art fair is emphasising a fresher, more contemporary aspect in promoting emerging artists and galleries, inviting the...

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Alfredo Jaar on the Capacity of Culture Related Press Alfredo Jaar on the Capacity of Culture Hyperallergic : 19 February 2019

CAPE TOWN — Late last year, the artist Alfredo Jaar displayed a series of photographs and piercing neon works addressing the shared trauma and healing of Robben Island's political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, after Apartheid. It was in the midst of this exhibition, titled Men Who Cannot Cry, at Goodman Gallery in Cape Town, that I sat...

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The Striking Election-Season Billboards That Are Also Art Related Press The Striking Election-Season Billboards That Are Also Art Vanity Fair : 8 October 2018

The billboards going up around the country this week will have a familiar message for this midterm election: Vote. But featuring images of protests and reminders of the 2016 election, produced by some of the country's best-known artists, the billboards—one for each of the 50 states—will look nothing like your average political...

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Two Projects Revisit Historical Images with a Calm and Critical Eye Related Press Two Projects Revisit Historical Images with a Calm and Critical Eye Hyperallergic : 10 November 2016

There are photographs that strike me as insurmountable. An image of presumable lovers, falling hand in hand from the World Trade Center as it burned. The image of a Vietnamese girl, screaming from the burning effects of napalm. The pain these photographs elicit is debilitating and the experience of seeing them is voyeuristic, not productive. The...

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Organizers cancel Turkish Biennial amid fears of government crackdown Related Press Organizers cancel Turkish Biennial amid fears of government crackdown Hyperallergic : 16 September 2016

On Monday, the organizers of the Çanakkale Biennial canceled the exhibition’s fifth edition, which was due to open on September 24. In an official announcement, the Çanakkale Biennial Initiative intimated that the decision was informed by the current regime of repression in Turkey following the attempted military coup against President Tayyip...

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