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Ocula ReportLa dotta, la rossa, la grassa: the 42nd Arte Fiera, Bologna15 Feb 2018 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
Bologna is a city with many names. First, there is 'la dotta' (or 'the learned one') in honour of its university, the oldest in the western world (established in the 11th century), which counts Petrarch, Copernicus, Dante and, more recently, the cult (and controversial) Bologna-born filmmaker, Pier Paolo Pasolini, among its alumni. Its second...
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Ocula ConversationCory ArcangelArtist, USA{{document.location.href}}
Going through Cory Arcangel's website feels like riding across waves of digital archaeologies, where things endlessly fold and unfold. The site meticulously presents every aspect of Arcangel's practice, including detailed information about exhibitions and artworks for which the artist has become known. These include his 'game modifications' (or...
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Ocula ReportBeyond the Zone: the 5th Material Art Fair15 Feb 2018 : Robert Ayers for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
Now in its fifteenth year, Zona Maco México Arte Contemporáneo (7–11 February 2018) is rightly regarded as one of the more important events on the international art fair circuit. Without a doubt, it is the grande dame of Mexico City's early-February Art Week, claiming to be 'the epicentre of collecting in Latin America'. But this year, fairgoers...
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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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