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Ocula ReportMade in L.A. 2018 at the Hammer Museum12 Jul 2018 : Perwana Nazif for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
For its fourth iteration of Made in L.A.—the Hammer Museum's biennial exhibition exclusively showing works by Los Angeles-based artists—curator Anne Ellegood and assistant curator Erin Christovale assert that there is no theme. Hence, the title: Made in L.A. 2018. The exhibition, which runs from 3 June to 2 September 2018, includes a...
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In Raquel Ormella's installation City without crows (2018), an animation shows a crow repeatedly launching itself at the bars of its cage, cawing and hitting its head again and again. Ormella says the film is about being in a pet market in Yogyakarta, where she saw a recently caught bird—she could tell because it hadn't yet learnt it couldn't...
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Ocula ReportEVA International: Ireland’s Biennial Talks About Power6 Jul 2018 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
If Koyo Kouoh's 37th EVA International took the Easter Rising of 1916 as its starting point, marking the beginning of a revolutionary period that culminated in the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922, then Inti Guerrero's follow-up edition continues the trajectory. With no title, the 38th edition of EVA International (14 April–8 July...
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Billy Apple was born in Auckland, New Zealand, as Barrie Bates. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London from 1959 to 1962, and changed his name to Billy Apple in 1962. In 1964 Apple moved to New York, where his work was included in the seminal exhibition The American Supermarket, a show held in Paul Bianchini's gallery. The show was presented as a typical small supermarket environment, except that everything in it was created by six prominent pop artists of the time, including Billy Apple, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Tom Wesselmann, Jasper Johns, Mary Inman, James Rosenquist and Robert Watts. In 1974 Apple's first major survey exhibition was held at the Serpentine Gallery in London: From Barrie Bates to Billy Apple. In 1975 Apple returned to New Zealand where he embarked on a national exhibition tour with support from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand. 

His practice has a close relationship to advertising, branding, and technology while simultaneously reflecting a political agenda. The image of the apple has become a reoccuring motif in his work, and has been reproduced in both sculptural and printed works. Through collaboration with Andy Warhol, his work has been associated with Pop Art, as well as Conceptual Art. 

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