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Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

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Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See 6 Sep 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The fifth edition of Sydney Contemporary will take place once again at Carriageworks between 12 and 15 September 2019, with Spring 1883 bringing together a cohort of 27 galleries from across Australia and the region to inhabit rooms at the Establishment Hotel from 11 to 14 September 2019, uniquely presenting contemporary works propped up on...

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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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Joël Andrianomearisoa

b. 1977, Madagascar

Andrianomearisoa is always on the edges. He does not approach his work in a direct way, but places it at the edges of the desires of whomever discovers it. His work comes down to a question of posture. He listens to the pulses of life with more generosity than they are given, and finds a way to be present in the world dans le nu de la vie, in the nude of life.

Urban space is a primary interest as well. The noises, smells, images, lights and incessant movement that generate city life compose his universe without imprisoning him in a specific geographical space. His images take viewers to places even the artist does not expect to be. "I need to be surprised by images. The situation has to be completely staggered. I do not consider myself as a photographer ; I am someone who makes images" he says.

To compose a work, the artist needs a basic frame. Then the experiments begin, the manipulations that outline the project. 'The work arises from various manipulations that lead me to the final result. When I set up an installation, I do not imagine its finality. I know the elements that compose it, but in the intant I set them up I discover something else. And that is when the work makes sense,' Andrianomearisoa says. His poetic virtuosity lies in his capacity to seize this moment of signification, when nobody can tell beginning from end.

Virginie Andriamirado

Joël Andrianomearisoa was born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in 1977. He lives and works between Antananarivo and Paris. Andrianomearisoa has participated in a number of group shows, including Africa Remix, Rencontres Africaine de la Photographie in Bamako, 2009; the Havana Biennale (2006); The progress of love, Menil Collection, Houston, 2012; and Divine Comedy, 2014 among others.

His solo shows include Bir Gece, a one-night performance and installation in Istanbul, 2004; Habillé - Deshabillé, a performance/video piece in Stockholm Moderna Museet and Saint-Brieuc, 2009; Sentimental at la Maison Revue Noire Paris, 2013.

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Featured Artworks

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Labyrinth of Passions (JA302) by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaLabyrinth of Passions (JA302), 2013 Silk paper on canvas
120 x 80 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Labyrinth of Passions (JA297) by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaLabyrinth of Passions (JA297), 2013 Silk paper on canvas
61 x 50 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Labyrinth of Passions (JA315) by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaLabyrinth of Passions (JA315), 2013 Silk paper on canvas
27 x 19 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Labyrinth of Passions (JA284) by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaLabyrinth of Passions (JA284), 2013 Silk paper on canvas
61 x 50 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Labyrinth of Passions (JA301) by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaLabyrinth of Passions (JA301), 2013 Silk paper on canvas
120 x 80 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
After Time Desired by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaAfter Time Desired, 2017 Textile collage
176 x 324 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Untitled I by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaUntitled I, 2019 Textile and threads
50 x 40 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Labyrinth of the Present IV by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaLabyrinth of the Present IV, 2019 Textile and threads
50 x 40 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Tomorrow, tomorrow. Those are words. You love flowers. How about tomorrow? at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
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13 April–27 July 2019 Joël Andrianomearisoa Tomorrow, tomorrow. Those are words. You love flowers. How about tomorrow? Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Sallaberry, 52
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Ravelled Threads at Sean Kelly, New York
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22 June–3 August 2018 Group Exhibition Ravelled Threads Sean Kelly, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Les saisons de mon coeur at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
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14 September–25 November 2017 Joël Andrianomearisoa Les saisons de mon coeur Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madera, 23

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