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Ocula ReportSydney Contemporary: Bridging the Gap20 Sep 2018 : Anna Dickie for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
As far as art fair venues go, Sydney Contemporary (13–16 September 2018) has nailed it with Carriageworks, where the fair was once again staged. Formerly a rail yard and now a cultural centre, the space has retained its distinctive 19th-century industrial details, and it offered a striking light-filled backdrop to the fair's crisp white booths, the...
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Ocula ConversationSuki Seokyeong Kang{{document.location.href}}
In June 2018, Suki Seokyeong Kang was awarded the Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel, alongside Lawrence Abu Hamdan: an annual award given to two emerging artists exhibited in the fair's Statements sector. Showing with One and J. Gallery, Kang presented an installation of abstract sculptures including GRANDMOTHER TOWER–tow #18-02 (2018), composed of...
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Ocula ReportNew York Exhibitions: The Autumn Lowdown14 Sep 2018 : Jareh Das for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
The autumn exhibition season has officially kicked off in New York, with countless solo and group exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established artists, with some exhibiting works in the US for the first time. With a host of exhibitions to choose from, including a series of stellar museum exhibitions whose runs are nearing completion,...
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Based in Daegu, Choi Byung-So(1943-) has played a pivotal role in Daegu Contemporary Art Festival (during 1970s) which is evaluated as a centripetal force of Korean Contemporary Art Movement. Since the mid-70s, Choi has shown his unique methodology, utilizing newspapers as the material of his work. When it comes to the content of his work, Choi has shown the spirit of avant-garde, the aim of contemporary art, as he draws lines on the newspaper to erase its content, containing various scenes of times in the compressed form of human life. Choi's works, on the same track as contemporary art, demonstrate the practice of self-reflection. He expresses his idea about creation as repetitive discipline-like labor, and the desire to attain the essence of the art, while abstracting colors and images.  

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