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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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Boedi Widjaja

b. 1975, Indonesia

Boedi Widjaja (b. 1975, Solo City, Indonesia) lives and works in Singapore. Trained as an architect, he started his career in graphic design, and turned to art in his thirties. His works often connect diverse conceptual references through his own lived experience of migration, culture and aesthetics; and investigate concerns regarding diaspora, hybridity, travel and isolation. The techniques, materials and tools of drawing have become a defining element of his artistic practice. This is expressed through a broad range of media, from architectural installations to text and 'live art', with an emphasis on process and bodily engagement.

The artist's solo exhibitions include: Black—Hut, Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore (2016); Path. 6, Unpacking my Library 。书城, Esplanade, Singapore (2014); and Sungai, Sejarah 河流, 历史, 源, YRAC S-Base, Singapore (2012). He has also shown in numerous exhibitions internationally, including: Asia Pacific Triennial 9, QAGOMA, Australia (2018); MAP1: Waterways, Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy (2017); Jerusalem Biennale: Watershed, Hamachtarot Museum, Israel (2017); Yinchuan Biennale: For An Image, Faster than Light, Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, China (2016); From east to the Barbican, Barbican Centre, U.K. (2015); ArtJog 8: Infinity In Flux, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2015); and Bains Numériques #7, Enghien-les-Bains, France (2012). Recent accolades include: Top 10 Winner, FID Prize (2017); Finalist, Sovereign Asian Art Prize (2015); ArtReview Asia FutureGreats (2014); Grand Prize (Sound Arts; with David Letellier), Bains Numeriques, France (2012); and First Prize, Land Transport Authority Beauty World Station (2012).

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Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Boedi Widjaja, Rivers and lakes Tanah dan air 江湖水土 at ShanghART, Singapore
8 December 2018–17 February 2019 Boedi Widjaja Rivers and lakes Tanah dan air 江湖水土 ShanghART, Singapore

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Singapore Art Week Related Press Singapore Art Week art agenda : 23 February 2018

Developed by the Singapore government in 2013 in an attempt to create hype around the fair Art Stage Singapore, Singapore Art Week (SAW) is a loose collection of events organized by museums, art spaces, and cultural producers. This year’s edition featured a series of festivals that turned the Civic District’s museums into glowing canvases for art...

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'The world precedes the eye' at Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore Related Press 'The world precedes the eye' at Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore Art Radar Journal : 8 December 2016

Whereas the title An Atlas of Mirrors might bring to mind some sort of sleight of hand, the Singapore Biennale 2016 affiliate project The world precedes the eye at ICA Singapore seems, straightforwardly, to put forth the commonsensical notion that what we perceive is prior to our perceptions, having an existence which precedes our biases and...

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