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Net Art's Archival Poetics at the New Museum Ocula Report Net Art's Archival Poetics at the New Museum 23 Feb 2019 : Banyi Huang for Ocula

How should net art be classified, historicised, and exhibited, when time has elapsed between its initial production and its latter presentation? On view at the New Museum from 22 January to 26 May 2019, The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics presents 16 seminal artworks from Net Art Anthology, an ambitious two-year initiative undertaken...

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Xi Bei Ocula Conversation Xi Bei Artistic Director, Times Art Center Berlin

Times Art Center Berlin is a non-profit art institution located in the Potsdamer Strasse Art District of Berlin. It was founded in July 2018 by the Guangdong Times Museum, a non-profit private art museum in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region of China, making this the first parallel institution founded overseas by an Asia-based art museum. Its...

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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Christine Ay Tjoe

b. 1973, Indonesia

Christine Ay Tjoe, was born in Bandung, West-Java, Indonesia, and is one of Indonesia’s most celebrated contemporary female artists. She graduated from studies in Printmaking and Graphic Art at the Bandung Institute of Technology in 1997. Beginning her career as a graphic artist and exploring drypoint technique, Ay Tjoe then moved to working with textiles. Her practice encompasses myriad art forms, from painting on canvas and works on paper to sculpture and large scale installation.

Ay Tjoe’s experimentation with drypoint has heavily influenced her practice for she continues to use line to structure her works. Her palette is characterised by earthy tones and deep reds; strong, charged colours that allude to powerful emotions. In her delicate works, Ay Tjoe aims to create various sensory experiences depending on how the viewer chooses to interpret the colour, form, and movement. She embraces the emergence of characters or creatures that form spontaneously in her paintings, using them as representatives for forces of authority and higher beings. Her works are a reflection of her inner thoughts and happenings in her personal life.

Christine Ay Tjoe lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia. 

Frances Hodgson | Ocula | 2016

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Art Jakarta: World spirit, Independence Day and Asian Games Ocula Report Art Jakarta: World spirit, Independence Day and Asian Games 16 Aug 2018 : Hera Chan for Ocula

A four-legged beast with an ornate mirror for a face and the hybridized horns of a Bawean deer stands in the centre of Chan + Hori Contemporary's booth at the tenth Art Jakarta (2–5 August 2018), housed in the Grand Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton. This contemporary mythical beast is Lugas Syllabus's Wild Legend (2018): a strong teak wood testament to...

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Christine Ay Tjoe at White Cube Bermondsey, London Ocula Insight Christine Ay Tjoe at White Cube Bermondsey, London 11 November 2016

Earlier this year artist Christine Ay Tjoe was the subject of a solo exhibition at White Cube in Bermondsey in London (13 July – 11 September 2016). Recognised in South East Asia as a leading female artist of her generation, it marked the first time the prominent international gallery has shown an Indonesian artist. The exhibition followed...

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Stephen Mccoubrey Ocula Conversation Stephen Mccoubrey Co-curator, UBS Art Collection, London

With an extraordinary collection of paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures and video by some of the world’s major artists from 1960 onwards, UBS is recognized as having one of the most important corporate collections of contemporary art in the world.  Stephen McCoubrey has been co-curator of that collection since 1999 and is...

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Christine Ay Tjoe at White Cube, Bermondsey Related Press Christine Ay Tjoe at White Cube, Bermondsey ArtAsiaPacific : 8 August 2016

Christine Ay Tjoe’s current show of new paintings at White Cube’s Bermondsey space in London marks a period of transition for the artist both in her career and in the stylistic changes of her paintings. Each work on display shares a strong direction of movement; in the case of the larger diptych, Greed and Greed 2 (all works 2016), a...

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'Christine Ay Tjoe: Inside the White Cube' Related Press 'Christine Ay Tjoe: Inside the White Cube' Elephant : 25 July 2016

This week White Cube has opened three shows in London which focus on practicing artists from Asia. As part of their ongoing Inside the White Cube series, the gallery have invited Indonesian artist Christine Ay Tjoe to their Bermondsey space.I spoke to the artist earlier this week as the show opened, her first UK solo exhibition.

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Our pick of this week’s art events: 8 – 14 July Related Press Our pick of this week’s art events: 8 – 14 July RA Magazine : 8 July 2016

Christine Ay TjoeWhite Cube Bermondsey, London, 13 July–11 SeptemberThere’s something wonderfully organic about Ay Tjoe’s vast canvases. The paint is applied thinly, as though it were seeping through the canvas rather than having been applied to the surface. The Indonesian painter’s first UK show features twelve...

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