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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Cy Twombly

(1928 - 2011), USA

Cy Twombly (1928–2011) was born in 1928 in Lexington, Virginia. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1947–49); the Art Students League, New York (1950–51); and Black Mountain College, North Carolina (1951–52).

In the mid-1950s, following travels in Europe and Africa, he emerged as a prominent figure among a group of artists working in New York that included Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. In 1968, the Milwaukee Art Center mounted his first retrospective. This was followed by major retrospectives at the Kunsthaus Zürich (1987) travelling to Madrid, London and Paris; the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1994) (travelling to Houston, Los Angeles, and Berlin) and the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich (2006).

Twombly died in 2011 in Rome, Italy.

Featured Artworks

Untitled by Cy Twombly contemporary artwork Cy TwomblyUntitled, 1969 Pencil, wax crayon and felt-tip pen on paper
58 x 78 cm
Simon Lee Gallery
Seguso by Cy Twombly contemporary artwork Cy TwomblySeguso, 1976 Watercolour, wax crayon, pencil on paper
97.2 x 127 cm
Simon Lee Gallery
Untitled by Cy Twombly contemporary artwork Cy TwomblyUntitled, 1981–1982 Oil paint, wax crayon and pencil on paper, 2 sheets
Simon Lee Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Tissue of Memory at Simon Lee Gallery, New York
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12 September–10 November 2018 Group Exhibition Tissue of Memory Simon Lee Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, House Work at Victoria Miro, London
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25 January–18 March 2017 Group Exhibition House Work Victoria Miro, Mayfair, London

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LONDON—In 1981, the Royal Academy of Arts in London put on an exhibition of 20th century painting that changed the art world. A New Spirit in Painting was 'a manifesto,' the accompanying catalogue said; it showcased a set of contemporary, mostly European painters, whose work possessed qualities—figurative, narrative, emotional,...

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How Cy Twombly spliced poetry into his art Related Press How Cy Twombly spliced poetry into his art Hyperallergic : 7 November 2016

In 1949, the artist Cy Twombly submitted a grant application to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts that included a recommendation letter from his sole art instructor at Washington and Lee University. “I feel that he will develop into a poet in paint,” volunteered the instructor then, “and that it will be a strong poetry as he is not...

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Paving The Way For Artists Related Press Paving The Way For Artists Lee Woo-young for the Korea Herald / 5 December 2014 : 10 December 2014

On display in the private office of Lee Hyun-sook on the top floor of her gallery in Seoul are items from some of the most significant contemporary exhibitions in Korea over the last couple of years.The small space overlooking Gyeongbokgung Palace is ultramodern, with a sculpture by Anish Kapoor, a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat and a glass...

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