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LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter Ocula Report LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter 14 Jun 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See 6 Jun 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...

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Our pick of this week’s art events: 8 – 14 July

Rhiannon McGregor RA Magazine First published on 8 July 2016
Christine Ay Tjoe, Demonic Possession, 2016. © the artist. Photo © White Cube (George Darrell).

Christine Ay Tjoe
White Cube Bermondsey, London, 13 July–11 September

There’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 seemingly abstract paintings, although on closer inspection, scratchily drawn helicopters appear against the blood-red smatterings of paint in Demonic Possession (2016) and in Greed and Greed 1 (2016), the outline of majestic mountains emerge. Having begun her career as a graphic artist, drawing and line have always played an important role in Ay Tjoe’s work, which has seen her experiment with a range of mediums from textiles to sculpture and large-scale installations.

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