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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ By Jareh Das, New York

Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...

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Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements Ocula Report Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements By Radha Mahendru, Dhaka

Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.

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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough

At the freshly opened Winsing Art Place in Taipei, works by Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo are being presented in Taiwan for the first time. In this video, the founder of Winsing Arts Foundation, Jenny Yeh, introduces Vo's exhibition.

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Paper work – the British Museum shows off its collection of contemporary drawings Related Press Paper work – the British Museum shows off its collection of contemporary drawings 4 November 2019, Apollo Magazine

Anish Kapoor, Louise Bourgeois, Rachel Whiteread, Gerhard Richter. These may not be names that spring to mind when you think of the British Museum, but they all have work filed away in its extensive archive of prints and drawings. 'Pushing Paper: Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now' lifts a lid on a lesser-known collection at a museum renowned...

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Bridget Riley’s Razzle-Dazzle Career Related Press Bridget Riley’s Razzle-Dazzle Career 14 September 2019, Hyperallergic

Even for those familiar with modernism's history in the latter half of the 20th century, the story of the life of the British painter Bridget Riley and the development of her work is not very well known. Now, though, Paul Moorhouse's well-researched, lucid new biography, Bridget Riley: A Very Very Person (Ridinghouse, 2019) may help reveal to a...

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The Making of An Artist: How Bridget Riley Became the Queen of Op Art Related Press The Making of An Artist: How Bridget Riley Became the Queen of Op Art 1 September 2019, Elephant

Bridget Riley is a name so familiar that it seems baffling nobody has previously written in-depth about her early years, and how she rose to such a stellar place in our cultural lexicon. A new book from publisher Ridinghouse explores her journey from British wartime beginnings to her rise as darling of the New York art world—and one of the...

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Vanishing Point: Bridget Riley’s Elusive Art Related Press Vanishing Point: Bridget Riley’s Elusive Art 23 January 2018, Elephat

The work of Bridget Riley (b. 1931) has always created something barely there, disappearing even as you glimpse it. At the preview for her new show Recent Paintings 2014–2017 at David Zwirner in Mayfair, the 86-year-old artist appeared unannounced to speak for a few minutes and vanish again. She rarely does publicity for her work. The gallery only...

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Bridget Riley – A Seductive Collaborative Invitation – By Edward Lucie-Smith Related Press Bridget Riley – A Seductive Collaborative Invitation – By Edward Lucie-Smith 22 January 2018, Artylst

One of the truly impressive things about Riley's career in the sense of unhurried progression one gets from her work. One thing leads to another. Riley speaks of what she does as being a dialogue. First of all, her dialogue with the painting – the painted surface. Then the communication from the evolving image to herself, as she works on that...

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Radical Transformations Related Press Radical Transformations 22 February 2017, Aesthetica Magazine

Kaleidoscope casts fresh perspectives over the creations of the period, bringing into view the relationship between rationality and absurdity, colour and form, order and unruliness. Curated by Sam Cornish and Natalie Rudd, the exhibition draws on collection's holdings, alongside significant loans, for the first retrospective of its kind in over...

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Getting to grips with the nature of art at Mona Related Press Getting to grips with the nature of art at Mona 23 January 2017, Apollo

Since opening in 2011, the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Hobart, Australia, has put man’s biological impulses and realities at the heart of its curatorial mission. Mona’s founder David Walsh declared infamously that the only relevant themes in contemporary art (and the ones guiding his personal collection) were sex and death. Newspaper...

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Art as methodology Related Press Art as methodology 29 November 2016, Aesthetica Magazine

Why do we need art? How does it benefit us and why should artists be paid to contribute to society in this way? These questions have been a constant in the industry, with discussions of value, both monetary and psychologically. The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, puts these angles into conversation in their new exhibition On the Origin of Art...

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Window dressing: Bridget Riley brings a new dimension to the Gemeentemuseum Related Press Window dressing: Bridget Riley brings a new dimension to the Gemeentemuseum 21 November 2016, Wallpaper*

Bridget Riley, op-art exponent and all round 1960s icon, has designed a new installation to adorn a first-floor window in The Hague's Gemeentemuseum. Entitled Dance , a semi-transparent painting drawing upon Riley’s important, early black and white works. Inspiration was initially sparked by her 1962 painting Tremor , which hangs...

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'SHE': International women artists at Shanghai Long Museum West Bund Related Press 'SHE': International women artists at Shanghai Long Museum West Bund 26 September 2016, Art Radar Journal

Launched at the end of July 2016, SHE: International Women Artists Exhibition  at Shanghai Long Museum West Bund presents a collection of works by female artists that are, according to curator Wang Wei, 'gathered together not only by their gender, but also by the true creativity'. Exhibitions of women’s art have been...

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The sun shines on the Bay: around San Francisco during the reopening of SFMOMA Related Press The sun shines on the Bay: around San Francisco during the reopening of SFMOMA 11 August 2016, ARTNews

After being closed for nearly three years of construction, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopened to the public this past May with 170,000 square feet of exhibition space—more than double what it had before—and a boatload of marquee art on a 99-year loan from the collection of Gap founders Doris and Donald Fisher. The material...

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Seeing Round Corners: The Art of the Circle review - the joy of life in the round Related Press Seeing Round Corners: The Art of the Circle review - the joy of life in the round 29 May 2016, The Guardian

A circle is itself, pure and simple, but a world of other things too: a bubble, an eye, a planet, the sun. Casually drawn on a scrap of paper, it can be a hole, a halo, a ring or the Earth itself. Since the dawn of mankind we have been looking with wonder at the full moon in the night sky and the coloured discs in each other’s eyes. The lure...

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Best friends: artists participate in the curatorial process at Simon Lee Gallery Related Press Best friends: artists participate in the curatorial process at Simon Lee Gallery 18 September 2015, Wallpaper*

Opened this week at Simon Lee Gallery in London, Faux Amis  is a new exhibition that sees 18 artists exhibit alongside, and in dialogue with, the work of an inspirational artist of their choice – the only stipulation being that the chosen artist must forge a relationship with their own practice. 'The idea for this exhibition...

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The Durable Modernism of Bridget Riley Related Press The Durable Modernism of Bridget Riley 11 July 2014, Hyperallergic

London – Almost 50 years have passed since The Responsive Eye , a major exhibition of Op art held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1965. The decade had brought a felt need for audience engagement in art; it was also the era of hallucinogenic experimentation. The front cover of the catalogue featured a work by Bridget Riley, bringing her...

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