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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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Bu Hua

b. 1973, China

Currently lives and works in Beijing, Bu Hua is a digital artist graduated from the Central Academy of Arts and Design at Tsinghua University (Beijing) in 1995 and the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Amsterdam in 1998. One of her earliest works, Cat, was released in 2002 and it went viral before YouTube even existed. It was downloaded hundreds of thousands of times and it won Bu Hua the Best New Director Award at the 2003 China Qingdao International Animation Week and runner-up prize at the Second Intel Digital Originality Contests, and was short-listed by the 2004 Annecy International Animation Festival in France.

Since her start in Flash animation in the early 2000s, Bu Hua has created a rich and complex oeuvre of art. She now creates art in both digital and more traditional forms, but her animation work remains her most iconic. She has become well known for her digital artworks and specifically her flash animations. Since then she has kept creating digital art, exploring themes relating to life in contemporary China, such as growing urban development, the destruction of Chinese cultural heritage, and the uneasy meeting between China and the West.

Featured Artworks

Sami 7 by Bu Hua contemporary artwork
Bu HuaSami 7, 2008 Art giclee print on paper
70 x 70 cm
A2Z Art Gallery
Sami & Bear by Bu Hua contemporary artwork
Bu HuaSami & Bear, 2014 Art giclee print on paper
70 x 70 cm
A2Z Art Gallery
《2012》 by Bu Hua contemporary artwork
Bu Hua《2012》, 2011 Digital drawing and inkjet on paper
150 x 150 cm
A2Z Art Gallery

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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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