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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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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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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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b. 1958, United Kingdom

Cerith Wyn Evans Biography

Cerith Wyn Evan’s conceptual practice incorporates a wide range of media, including installation works, sculptures, photography, film and text.

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Wyn Evans began his career as a video and filmmaker, initially assisting Derek Jarman, and then making short, experimental films during the 1980s. Since the 1990s, his work could be characterised by its focus on language and perception, as well as its precise, conceptual clarity that is often developed out of the context of the exhibition site or its history. For Wyn Evans, installations should work like a catalyst: a reservoir of possible meanings that can unravel many discursive journeys. Moreover, his work has a highly refined aesthetic that is often informed by this deep interest in film history and literature. Indeed, Wyn Evans’ earlier creators often inhabit his work, an indication of his desire to keep their ideas in play or bring them back to life in order to use them as raw material for future thought. Often his works harness the potential of language to create moments of rupture and delight, where romantic longing, desire and reality conjoin. His Firework pieces, for example, are wooden structures that spell out open-ended texts that burn over a designated period of time. His Chandelier sculptures evoke notions of otherworldly communication by using sections of texts that have been translated into the flashing light signals of Morse Code. In his film and slide installations, such as The Curves of the Needle (2003), Wyn Evans manipulates sound to form a parallel ‘text’ to the visuals, where meaning is opened up by the unexpected slippage that occurs when the soundtrack is dislodged, changed or removed.

Cerith Wyn Evans lives and works in London. In 2011 he was commissioned by the Vienna State Opera to design the safety curtains for 2011-2012 opera season. Recent solo exhibitions include Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2014), Kunsthall Bergen (2011), Tramway, Glasgow (2009), Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2009), MUSAC, Leon (2008), Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris (2006) and Kunsthaus Graz (2005). In 2009 he collaborated with Florian Hecker and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary on No night No day at the 53rd Venice Biennale and has also particpated in the Moscow Biennial (2011), Aichi Triennale (2010), the Yokohama Triennale (2008), the International Istanbul Biennial (2005) and the Venice Biennale (2003).

Cerith Wyn Evans Featured Artworks

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Remote Interlude by Cerith Wyn Evans contemporary artwork
Cerith Wyn EvansRemote Interlude, 2018Noguci ceiling lamp (Model E), independent breather unit and flash player
295 x 48 x 48 cm
Michael Lett Enquire about this work
E=Q=U=A=L=S, 2010 (For Parkett 87) by Cerith Wyn Evans contemporary artwork
Cerith Wyn EvansE=Q=U=A=L=S, 2010 (For Parkett 87), 2010Neon light, electrical power cable
Parkett Enquire about this work
Neon forms (resembling clouds...) by Cerith Wyn Evans contemporary artwork
Cerith Wyn EvansNeon forms (resembling clouds...), 2014Neon
67 x 170 x 4 1/2 inches
Marian Goodman Gallery Enquire about this work
T=R=A=N=S (plane) by Cerith Wyn Evans contemporary artwork
Cerith Wyn EvansT=R=A=N=S (plane), 2019Primed canvas on wooden stretcher
45.7 x 35.6 x 2.5 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery Enquire about this work
Locus Solus by Cerith Wyn Evans contemporary artwork
Cerith Wyn EvansLocus Solus, 2010Kokeshi dolls and mirrored plinth
Galerie Buchholz Enquire about this work
Katagami Screen 3 by Cerith Wyn Evans contemporary artwork
Cerith Wyn EvansKatagami Screen 3, 2015Paper stencil, mulberry paper, persimmon lacquer, silk thread, artist frame
124.5 x 62 x 4 cm (incl frame)
Galerie Buchholz Enquire about this work
flare/shrine (I) by Cerith Wyn Evans contemporary artwork
Cerith Wyn Evansflare/shrine (I), 2016Black and white photograph,
35 x 26 cm
Michael Lett Enquire about this work
flare/shrine I-XI by Cerith Wyn Evans contemporary artwork
Cerith Wyn Evansflare/shrine I-XI, 201611 framed black & white photographs
35 x 26 cm
Michael Lett Enquire about this work

Cerith Wyn Evans Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, That Which is Not Drawn at Marian Goodman Gallery, London
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25 January–23 February 2019 Group Exhibition That Which is Not Drawn Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Summer Selections at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
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28 June–24 August 2018 Group Exhibition Summer Selections Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, In Part: Writings by Julie Ault at Galerie Buchholz, New York
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9–24 February 2018 Group Exhibition In Part: Writings by Julie Ault Galerie Buchholz, New York

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Cerith Wyn Evans In Related Press

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Stockhausen, Duchamp, and exit signs – an interview with Cerith Wyn Evans Related Press Stockhausen, Duchamp, and exit signs – an interview with Cerith Wyn Evans 4 November 2019, Apollo

Cerith Wyn Evans has filled the Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan with his large-scale neon sculptures and other installations. He talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about his interest in music and the complicated influence of Marcel DuchampThis exhibition features works ranging from the 1990s to the present day.

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Neon scribbles by Cerith Wyn Evans hang in London's Tate Britain Related Press Neon scribbles by Cerith Wyn Evans hang in London's Tate Britain 5 April 2017, dezeen

Almost two kilometres of neon lighting shaped into sharp lines and sweeping forms create this installation by Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans, which is suspended in the Tate Britain's Duveen Galleries. _Forms in Space... by Light (in Time) _is a major new installation by Wyn Evans, created for the Tate Britain Commission and supported by auction...

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Cerith Wyn Evans: 'Forms in Space... by Light (in Time)' review - an optical trapeze act Related Press Cerith Wyn Evans: 'Forms in Space... by Light (in Time)' review - an optical trapeze act 29 March 2017, The Guardian

It all begins with a white neon O, hanging above our heads like the shape the lips make before an exclamation. Or a spyglass aimed at the chaos beyond. Suspended partway down the long Duveen Gallery at London's Tate Britain, it reminds me most of an acrobat's ring; the eye swings through it, leaping into a dense tangle of white light that smears...

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Revamped Armory Show draws praise and crowds Related Press Revamped Armory Show draws praise and crowds 2 March 2017, The Art Newspaper

The Armory Show, opening to the public today and running through 5 March at Piers 92 and 94 on the west side of Manhattan, is the subject of scrutiny this year, the first fully under new executive director Benjamin Genocchio, and he has taken pains to distinguish the fair from its global competitors. 'This is not a franchise fair,' Genocchio told...

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