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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Diana Campbell Betancourt Ocula Conversation Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...

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Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Ocula Report Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Mar 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...

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Claudia Jowitt

b. 1989, New Zealand

Claudia Jowitt completed her Master of Fine Arts at the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland at the end of 2015. Like aerial views of a not quite recognisable landscape, her paintings explore texture, form and mark-making teasing notions of representation. She has also won the 2016 Tautai/Dunedin School of Art Residency which she will take up in April.

Featured Artworks

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Vosa vaga by Claudia Jowitt contemporary artwork Claudia JowittVosa vaga, 2018 acrylic with Fijian vau, cotton cord, linen and vinyl offcuts, tuangi (cockle) shells from Pakiri and kina shell from Te Arai Point on linen
84 x 124 cm
Bartley + Company Art
Ua Levu II by Claudia Jowitt contemporary artwork Claudia JowittUa Levu II, 2018 acrylic with Fijian vau, cotton cord, linen and vinyl offcuts, tuangi (cockle) shells from Pakiri and kina shell from Te Arai Point on linen
83 x 63 cm
Bartley + Company Art
Ua Levu I by Claudia Jowitt contemporary artwork Claudia JowittUa Levu I, 2018 acrylic with Fijian vau, cotton cord, linen offcuts, tuangi (cockle) shells from Pakiri and kina shell from Te Arai Point on linen
83 x 63 cm
Bartley + Company Art
Vosa ni ua IX by Claudia Jowitt contemporary artwork Claudia JowittVosa ni ua IX, 2018 acrylic with found objects from Savusavu on Fijian masi mounted on canvas panel
24.8 x 19.5 cm
Bartley + Company Art
Vosa ni ua VIII by Claudia Jowitt contemporary artwork Claudia JowittVosa ni ua VIII, 2018 acrylic with found objects from Savusavu on Fijian masi mounted on canvas panel
24.8 x 19.5 cm
Bartley + Company Art
Vosa ni ua VII by Claudia Jowitt contemporary artwork Claudia JowittVosa ni ua VII, 2018 acrylic with found lase kata (red coral), dried lumi (seaweed), qari (crab) and cawaki (sea urchin) shell from Savusavu on Fijian vau mounted on canvas panel
24.8 x 19.5 cm
Bartley + Company Art
Vosa ni ua VI by Claudia Jowitt contemporary artwork Claudia JowittVosa ni ua VI, 2018 acrylic with found objects from Savusavu on Fijian vau mounted on canvas
22.4 x 17 cm
Bartley + Company Art
Vosa ni ua V by Claudia Jowitt contemporary artwork Claudia JowittVosa ni ua V, 2018 acrylic with found lase (coral), pressed drau na (leaves), qari (crab) and cawaki (sea urchin) shell from Savusavu on Fijian masi mounted on canvas pane
24.8 x 19.4 cm
Bartley + Company Art

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Claudia Jowitt, Across Waters at Bartley + Company Art, Wellington
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7 November–1 December 2018 Claudia Jowitt Across Waters Bartley + Company Art, Wellington
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, It's O.K. at Bartley + Company Art, Wellington
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7–23 December 2017 Group Show It's O.K. Bartley + Company Art, Wellington
Contemporary art exhibition, Claudia Jowitt, Ruth Thomas-Edmond, Claudia Jowitt + Ruth Thomas-Edmond at Bartley + Company Art, Wellington
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27 September–28 October 2017 Claudia Jowitt, Ruth Thomas-Edmond Claudia Jowitt + Ruth Thomas-Edmond Bartley + Company Art, Wellington

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