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Thao Nguyen Phan: Dangerous Optimism Ocula Conversation Thao Nguyen Phan: Dangerous Optimism Tessa Moldan, Brussels

With Monsoon Melody on view at WIELS, Brussels, her largest solo exhibition to date, Thao Nguyen Phan discusses her transition to film to explore colonial legacies and ecological destruction in Vietnam.

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Frieze Los Angeles: Shows to See Ocula Report Frieze Los Angeles: Shows to See Tessa Moldan, Los Angeles

Los Angeles' art scene has a lot to offer during Frieze Los Angeles, with galleries, non-profits, and museums gearing up for the fair's second edition between 14 and 17 February 2020. In this Ocula Lowdown, Tessa Moldan lists a selection of the city's must-see shows.

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Jaki Irvine's Manifesto on Life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin Ocula Insight Jaki Irvine's Manifesto on Life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin Apoorva Rajagopal, Dublin

Ack Ro' , Jaki Irvine's reflection on the fragility of life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, is an 'ambitious, holistic installation' staged like a 'wild disarray of interconnected yet fragmented pieces'.

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b. 1973, China

Bu Hua Biography

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.

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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.

Bu Hua Featured Artworks

Sami 7 by Bu Hua contemporary artwork
Bu HuaSami 7, 2008Art giclee print on paper
70 x 70 cm
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Sami & Bear by Bu Hua contemporary artwork
Bu HuaSami & Bear, 2014Art giclee print on paper
70 x 70 cm
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《2012》 by Bu Hua contemporary artwork
Bu Hua《2012》, 2011Digital drawing and inkjet on paper
150 x 150 cm
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Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See Elyse Goldfinch, Sydney

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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