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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. 1975, China

Chen Qiulin Biography

Chen Qiulin is one of the younger generation of Chinese contemporary artists, employing a variety of medias including video, photography, installations and so on. Her works have not only participated series of important international and domestic group / sole exhibitions in Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Max ProtetchGallery, Long March Space, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and Honolulu Museum of Art, but also collected by many domestic and overseas art museums and private collectors. Her works often concern about the marginalized populations and cultures in China's urbanization process, through which she thinks about now by telling old stories.

Ember X Cai Yuxi, Spectrum / Pulse 光谱 · 脉冲 (2019). LED Tube, LED Spotlight, Mirror Surface Aluminum Composite Panel, Acrylic, Steel Pipe. Dimensions Variable. Courtesy OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen.

Chen Qiulin Featured Artworks

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Peppermint—Chen Qiulin 薄荷—陈秋林 by Chen Qiulin contemporary artwork
Chen QiulinPeppermint—Chen Qiulin 薄荷—陈秋林, 2018Film photography, Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Baryta
106 x 130 cm
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Boat of Fall 秋天的船 by Chen Qiulin contemporary artwork
Chen QiulinBoat of Fall 秋天的船, 2019Painted Stainless Steel, Gauze Curtain, Video

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OCT Contemporary Art Terminal
River, River 江河水 by Chen Qiulin contemporary artwork
Chen QiulinRiver, River 江河水, 2005Video, 16 min
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Untitled No.3 无题系列之三 by Chen Qiulin contemporary artwork
Chen QiulinUntitled No.3 无题系列之三, 2005Photography
138 x 106 cm
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Farewell Poem 别赋 by Chen Qiulin contemporary artwork
Chen QiulinFarewell Poem 别赋, 2007Photography
146 x 177 cm
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Peppermint—Tree(2018) 薄荷—树(2018) by Chen Qiulin contemporary artwork
Chen QiulinPeppermint—Tree(2018) 薄荷—树(2018), 2018Film photography ,Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Baryta. Black wooden cold-rolled-steel frame with slot, no glass
120 x 150 cm
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Peppermint—Streamer(2018) 薄荷—流光(2018) by Chen Qiulin contemporary artwork
Chen QiulinPeppermint—Streamer(2018) 薄荷—流光(2018), 2018Copper plate, old ship plate, rusty steel plate
200 x 200 x 435 cm
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Chen Qiulin Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Facula 光斑 at OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen
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17 October 2019–31 March 2020 Group Exhibition Facula 光斑 OCT O'park, Chengdu
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, An Opera for Animals at Para Site, Hong Kong
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22 June–25 August 2019 Group Show An Opera for Animals Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Chen Qiulin, Chen Qiulin Solo Exhibition: Another Day at A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu
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27 October–30 December 2018 Chen Qiulin Chen Qiulin Solo Exhibition: Another Day A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu

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Chen Qiulin In Ocula Magazine

Taipei Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Taipei Lowdown: Shows to See Tessa Moldan, Taipei

As Taipei Dangdai returns for its second edition between 17 and 19 January 2020 at the Nangang Exhibition Center, a selection of exhibitions across the city confirm Taipei as one of the region's most exciting art hubs.

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Chen Qiulin In Related Press

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Preview: 6 highlights from Asia Now art fair, Paris Related Press Preview: 6 highlights from Asia Now art fair, Paris 19 October 2016, Art Radar Journal

The Parisian edition of Asia Now, 20 – 23 October 2016, intends to create a France-based platform for commercial and 'intellectual exchange' for the Asia-pacific arts community. Art Radar previews 6 must sees and speaks to Director Alexandra Fain about the fair in its second edition as well as curator Magda Danysz about the special...

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'That Has Been, and May Be Again' at Para Site, Hong Kong Related Press 'That Has Been, and May Be Again' at Para Site, Hong Kong 29 July 2016, ArtAsiaPacific

Opened alongside Para Site’s 4th annual International Conference (6/21–23), That Has Been, and May Be Again  is an exhibition honoring the multitude of voices that have arisen throughout 1980s and ’90s China, that speak to the search for a cultural and political identity during the country’s modernization. The diverse...

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Hong Kong show of underground 1990s Chinese art offers different perspective on era Related Press Hong Kong show of underground 1990s Chinese art offers different perspective on era 27 June 2016, South China Morning Post

A new show at Hong Kong’s Para Site exhibition space is a reminder that mainstream narratives have a tendency to obscure what artists do during periods of great political change. Those narratives affect how we see art history. After the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, it was assumed that the restrictive environment forced artists to...

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One Giant Tofu Block, One Hundred Names: Chen Qiulin Launches Her Career-survey Exhibition Related Press One Giant Tofu Block, One Hundred Names: Chen Qiulin Launches Her Career-survey Exhibition 3 June 2016, Broadsheet

On Bridge Road, Richmond's Tofu Shop International is working on its strangest request yet. The brief: a 40cm x 40cm x 7cm cube of its firmest (not finest) bean-curd mix. As Rebecca Coates, director of the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), says, 'Silken just won't work.' The giant block of tofu is being made and carefully transported to SAM in time...

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