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Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World Ocula Conversation Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World

'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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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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Ben Webb

b. 1977, New Zealand

A curious sense of forensic pathos illuminates the found imagery of Ben Webb.

Featured Artworks

Study XI 12 by Ben Webb contemporary artwork
Ben WebbStudy XI 12 Oil, ink and metallic/ opalescent pigments on etching paper
65 x 50 cm
Jonathan Smart Gallery
Study X 12 by Ben Webb contemporary artwork
Ben WebbStudy X 12 Oil, ink and metallic/ opalescent pigments on etching paper
64 x 47 cm
Jonathan Smart Gallery
Study VI 11 by Ben Webb contemporary artwork
Ben WebbStudy VI 11 Oil, ink and metallic/ opalescent pigments on etching paper
82 x 64 cm
Jonathan Smart Gallery
Study V 11 by Ben Webb contemporary artwork
Ben WebbStudy V 11 Oil, ink and metallic/ opalescent pigments on etching paper
90 x 66 cm
Jonathan Smart Gallery
Study VI 09 by Ben Webb contemporary artwork
Ben WebbStudy VI 09, 2009 oil, ink, gouache & metallic pigment on etching paper
101 x 70 cm
Jonathan Smart Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Ben Webb, Afterlife at Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Closed
18 July–2 August 2014 Ben Webb Afterlife Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Contemporary art exhibition, Ben Webb, Collapsing at Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Closed
14 May–2 June 2013 Ben Webb Collapsing Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Dense Hang at Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Closed
31 January–18 February 2012 Group Show Dense Hang Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch

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