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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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Frieze Week Lowdown: London Shows to See Ocula Report Frieze Week Lowdown: London Shows to See 19 Sep 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

London's galleries and museums are gearing up for a lively October, with Frieze London and Frieze Masters running between 3 and 6 October 2019 at Regent's Park, along with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, taking place across the same dates at Somerset House; and the tenth anniversary of the Sunday Art Fair, showcasing new and emerging artists...

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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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Cecily Brown

b. 1969, United Kingdom

Born in London, 1969, Cecily Brown draws on the history of figurative and expressionist painting. Inspired by Rubens, de Kooning and Bacon, her works are poised between abstraction and figuration. Brown is one of the most prominent female painters of the 21st century. Since her first show in 2008 her works have largely depicted nude women, whose eroticism and muscularity stand in opposition to the traditional notion of the male gaze. The highly worked surfaces of her paintings also recall Abstract Expressionism and the performative nature of painting, thus her subject sits between a classical narrative of the nude and its immediate, physical reality.

Featured Artworks

All Nights Are Days by Cecily Brown contemporary artwork
Cecily BrownAll Nights Are Days, 2019 Oil on linen
226.1 x 246.4 cm
Lehmann Maupin

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, cart, horse, cart at Lehmann Maupin, New York
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20 June–17 August 2019 Group Exhibition cart, horse, cart Lehmann Maupin, 501 West 24th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, cart, horse, cart at Lehmann Maupin, New York
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20 June–17 August 2019 Group Exhibition cart, horse, cart Lehmann Maupin, 536 West 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Cecily Brown, We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea at Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples
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19 March–27 July 2019 Cecily Brown We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples

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Piers 92 and 94 to Stand Out at the Armory Show Related Press Piers 92 and 94 to Stand Out at the Armory Show The New York Times : 12 January 2017

Keen to distinguish the Armory Show, which is facing competition from almost 300 other contemporary art fairs around the world, the New York art fair’s executive director, Benjamin Genocchio, is playing up the gritty industrial space of Piers 92 and 94 on the Hudson River.For the fair’s 2017 edition, which runs from March 2 through March 5, the...

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Cecily Brown at Drawing Centre, New York Related Press Cecily Brown at Drawing Centre, New York Art in America : 6 January 2017

The title of Cecily Brown’s exhibition at the Drawing Center, Rehearsal, was intended to reflect the meaning of the Old French version of the term. Rehercier, a wall text instructed, meant 'to go over something again with the aim of more fully understanding it,' rather than, as 'rehearse' currently denotes, to practice for a crowning performance....

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'The last taboo is the penis': John Cheim on 'The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men' at Cheim & Read Related Press 'The last taboo is the penis': John Cheim on 'The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men' at Cheim & Read ARTNews : 10 August 2016

The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men, a group show that runs at Cheim & Read through September 2, is as ambitious in scope as it is in ideology, showcasing work by a wide range of artists–including Tracey Emin, Alice Neel, Diane Arbus, and Jenny Holzer–who have applied a nontraditional lens to viewing and depicting...

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What do women see: 'The Female Gaze' Related Press What do women see: 'The Female Gaze' Whitewall : 5 August 2016

Currently on display at Cheim & Read is a look at men from the perspective of 32 female artists. The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men is the second half of a two-part exhibition at the Chelsea gallery.The first debuted in 2009 titled Women Look At Women. This latest exhibition offers multiple portrayals of men through the...

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