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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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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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Benjamin Armstrong

b. 1975, Australia

Benjamin Armstrong creates glass and wax sculptures that slide between the homely and the uncanny. Born in Melbourne in 1975, Armstrong completed a BFA from the Victorian college of the arts in Melbourne, Australia in 1996. He currently lives and works in Melbourne.

Featured Artworks

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Linear & Circular by Benjamin Armstrong contemporary artwork
Benjamin ArmstrongLinear & Circular, 2018 Linocut, dye, ink, coloured pigment, iridescent pigment
76.5 x 57 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Embedded by Benjamin Armstrong contemporary artwork
Benjamin ArmstrongEmbedded, 2018 Linocut, dye, ink, coloured pigment, iridescent pigment
76.5 x 57 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Leichhardt’s Arrival by Benjamin Armstrong contemporary artwork
Benjamin ArmstrongLeichhardt’s Arrival, 2018 Linocut, dye, ink, coloured pigment, iridescent pigment
76.5 x 57 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Fortification by Benjamin Armstrong contemporary artwork
Benjamin ArmstrongFortification, 2018 Linocut, dye, ink, coloured pigment, iridescent pigment
76.5 x 57 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Vicar Confalonieri’s short conversation by Benjamin Armstrong contemporary artwork
Benjamin ArmstrongVicar Confalonieri’s short conversation, 2018 Linocut, dye, ink, coloured pigment, iridescent pigment
76.5 x 57 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Planning by Benjamin Armstrong contemporary artwork
Benjamin ArmstrongPlanning, 2018 Linocut, dye, ink, coloured pigment, iridescent pigment
76.5 x 57 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Night Labour by Benjamin Armstrong contemporary artwork
Benjamin ArmstrongNight Labour, 2018 Linocut, dye, ink, coloured pigment, iridescent and phosphorescent pigments
76.5 x 57 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Chase by Benjamin Armstrong contemporary artwork
Benjamin ArmstrongChase, 2018 Linocut, dye, ink, coloured pigment, iridescent pigment
76.5 x 57 cm
Tolarno Galleries

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Benjamin Armstrong, Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
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14 July–18 August 2018 Benjamin Armstrong Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, @50 Part 2 at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
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28 July–12 August 2017 Group Exhibition @50 Part 2 Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, @50 Part 1 at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
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6–22 July 2017 Group Exhibition @50 Part 1 Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

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Clinton Ng Ocula Conversation Clinton Ng Collector, Sydney

Sydney based collector, Clinton Ng, has built a substantial collection of leading contemporary art in just over ten years. His collection now includes works by over 150 artists, including Ahmed Alsoudani, Olafur Eliasson, Adrian Ghenie, Vik Muniz, Alex Prager, Simon Denny, William Kentridge, Adrián Villar Rojas, Shaun Gladwell, Thomas Hirschhorn...

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Melbourne Now Ocula Report Melbourne Now 2 Dec 2013 : Emily Cormack for Ocula

For a city consistently referred to as Australia’s ‘cultural capital’ Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has had a track record of casual disregard for the vigorous cultural activities that have been occurring in its midst. It has seemed odd at best, that despite healthy acquisitions of contemporary...

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Notes On Desire: The 19Th Biennale Of Sydney Ocula Report Notes On Desire: The 19Th Biennale Of Sydney 12 Nov 2013 : Stella Rosa McDonald for Ocula

"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."George Bernard ShawIn 1879, a French postman named Ferdinand Cheval began building an esoteric homage to the beauty of sandstone. On one of his postal rounds, Cheval came across small pieces of the...

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