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Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia Ocula Report Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia 18 May 2019 : Fawz Kabra for Ocula

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...

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Reiko Tomii Ocula Conversation Reiko Tomii

In 1969, Horikawa Michio, schoolteacher and member of the artist collective GUN (Group Ultra Niigata), filled out the customs paperwork to mail a one-kilogram river stone from Niigata, the proverbial 'backside of Japan', to President Nixon. In return, Horikawa received a thank you note for this 'most unusual Christmas gift'—a muted anti-war...

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Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings Ocula Report Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings 4 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun. For much of his life, Yun lived in proximity to some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Korean history, from which he emerged as a pioneer of abstract...

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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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