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Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World Ocula Conversation Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World

'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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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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Carissa Rodriguez

b. 1970, USA

Carissa Rodriguez lives and works in New York. Rodriguez opened her first institutional solo exhibition at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco in December 2015. Recent solo exhibitions include: La Collectionneuse, Front Desk Apparatus, New York (2013); Carissa Rodriguez, Karma International, Zurich (2012); Art Positions, Art Basel, Miami (2011); Busque El Ghost, House of Gaga, Mexico City (2010); Cherchez La Ghost, New Jerseyy, Basel (2009). Recent collaborative exhibitions include: Two Weeks, Indipendenza Studio, Rome (2014); Who Do You Love?, Mathew, Berlin (2014); The Politics of Friendship, Studiolo, Zurich (2013); Frieze Focus – Carissa Rodriguez and Pamela Rosenkranz; Frieze Art Fair, New York (2012). Recent group exhibitions include: “00RR000000 0000ZZ0”, Gluck 50, Milan (2015); The Contract, Essex Street, New York (2014); Theater Objects: A Stage for Architecture and Art, LUMA Foundation, Zurich (2014); chatbots, tongues, denial, and various other abstractions, Bortolami, New York (2014); Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2014); Pro-Bio, MoMA/PS1, New York (2013); Better Homes, Sculpture Center, New York (2013); White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2013); Pro-Choice, Kunsthalle Freiburg (2013); Demanding Supplies, Kunstraum Lüneburg (2011).

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Featured Artworks

Yesterday I Tried to Paint You by Carissa Rodriguez contemporary artwork
Carissa RodriguezYesterday I Tried to Paint You, 2012 Inkjet print mounted on aluminum, custom maple frame; monthly cryogenic storage fee for donated sperm, legal contract between donor and artist
160 x 120 cm
Pilar Corrias
Yesterday I Tried to Paint You by Carissa Rodriguez contemporary artwork
Carissa RodriguezYesterday I Tried to Paint You, 2012 Inkjet print mounted on aluminum, custom maple frame; monthly cryogenic storage fee for donated sperm, legal contract between donor and artist
160 x 120 cm
Pilar Corrias
Yesterday I Tried to Paint You by Carissa Rodriguez contemporary artwork
Carissa RodriguezYesterday I Tried to Paint You, 2012 Inkjet print mounted on aluminum, custom maple frame; monthly cryogenic storage fee for donated sperm, legal contract between donor and artist
160 x 120 cm
Pilar Corrias

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, No Shadows in Hell at Pilar Corrias, London
Closed
16 July–4 September 2015 Group Exhibition No Shadows in Hell Pilar Corrias, London

In Ocula Magazine

Whitney Biennial 2019: Between Resistance and Complicity Ocula Report Whitney Biennial 2019: Between Resistance and Complicity 31 May 2019 : Banyi Huang for Ocula

The longest-running survey of American art, the 79th instalment of the Whitney Biennial (17 May–22 September 2019) is driven by a collective sentiment of sociopolitical consciousness. Curated by Whitney staff curators Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley, the exhibition draws on the work of 75 artists and collectives working in the United States. On...

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