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Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

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Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See 6 Sep 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The fifth edition of Sydney Contemporary will take place once again at Carriageworks between 12 and 15 September 2019, with Spring 1883 bringing together a cohort of 27 galleries from across Australia and the region to inhabit rooms at the Establishment Hotel from 11 to 14 September 2019, uniquely presenting contemporary works propped up on...

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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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Brendan van Hek

b. 1968, Australia

Brendan Van Hek was born in Perth in 1968, where he currently lives and works.

His work has featured in 'TWMA Contemporary 2010' at the Tarrawarra Museum of Art;  'A Certain Slant of Light', Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, 2009 (a solo exhibition); 'Make A Scene', Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney 2009; 'The Yellow Vest Syndrome: recent West Australian art', Fremantle Arts Centre, 2009; 'Neon', Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, 2008 and 'Lead Heart', Sherman Art Box, Sydney, 2007.

Van Hek has completed a number of large-scale urban works and private architectural commissions. These include a foyer sculpture at 401 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, a residential building by Elenberg Fraser and Urbanest, Haymarket, Sydney by Bates Smart. In 2011, Van Hek presented new work in NEW11 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne and REMIX at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Featured Artworks

Turquoise and Orange by Brendan van Hek contemporary artwork
Brendan van HekTurquoise and Orange, 2019 Neon
120 x 120 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery
Horizon (warm white, white) by Brendan van Hek contemporary artwork
Brendan van HekHorizon (warm white, white), 2014 Neon
200 x 236 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery
Portable Horizon (aquamarine, midnight blue) by Brendan van Hek contemporary artwork
Brendan van HekPortable Horizon (aquamarine, midnight blue), 2015 Neon, galvanised steel
230 x 242.5 x 60 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery
Horizon (tangerine, pale pink) by Brendan van Hek contemporary artwork
Brendan van HekHorizon (tangerine, pale pink), 2015 Neon
160 x 156 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Silver Jubilee at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
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2 May–15 June 2019 Group Exhibition Silver Jubilee Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, CHROMA at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
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17 May–15 June 2018 Group Exhibition CHROMA Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

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'Superposition of three types' Related Press 'Superposition of three types' Art Almanac : 10 February 2017

Images converge then shift, contract and explode in a field of colour. Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor and Talia Linz, Superposition of three types highlights the continuing effectiveness of colour and form in contemporary Australian art. Implicit in its title, the exhibition deals with the overlapping of different 'types' of practices; and the...

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The Pleasures of Movement Related Press The Pleasures of Movement EyeContact : 30 July 2015

Within this clever line up of pairs of contrasting foils on two floors, we find two historic films from the thirties (on video), spatially positioned reflective or refractively coloured planes, and a work with vertical coloured bands on a light gauzy curtain activated by a whirring fan and a nearby static photograph. This spread-out group show...

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