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Zac Langdon-Pole: Lines of Flight Ocula Conversation Zac Langdon-Pole: Lines of Flight

Over the last few years, New Zealand-born Berlin-based artist Zac Langdon-Pole has cultivated a practice of elegant, if at times uncanny, elisions. His recombinations of objects, words, and images—poetry, meteorite fragments, literary translations, furniture, photographs, mollusk shells—emphasise, with a fine-tuned lyricism, the...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Cyprien Gaillard

b. 1980, France

Moving between photography, film and installation, Gaillard embarks upon a search for artefacts, monuments and architectural landmarks, as well as natural and urban landscapes that feature historical or modern ruins in states of neglect or reconstruction. This process allows the artist to investigate the effects and origins of social change. Entropy is an important theme for Gaillard: his works allude to the forms and techniques of Land art and Process art. The subcultures and youth movements that pervade public spaces also influence the artist. Gaillard transfers cultural materials and symbols into other contexts, rearranging images and ideas to critically examine the history of colonialism, thus inscribing his work with an enormous variety of cultural forms and symbols drawn from sources worldwide. The artist then engages these to examine the forces driving destruction and decay, as he observes and marks a continual disappearance of different cultures.

Featured Artworks

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An Urgent Message About The Great Organ, 2014 (For Parkett 94) by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardAn Urgent Message About The Great Organ, 2014 (For Parkett 94), 2014 Aluminium sculpture with 7 colour silkscreen print
Parkett
GATE (GATE DETROIT WATER WORKS) by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardGATE (GATE DETROIT WATER WORKS), 2016 Graphite on paper
152 x 152 cm
Sprüth Magers
Lesser Koa Moorhen by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardLesser Koa Moorhen, 2013 Excavator head and banded calcite
70 x 76 x 85 cm
Sprüth Magers
Untitled by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardUntitled, 2015 Screen print on oil on canvas
130 x 170 cm
Sprüth Magers
Sober City by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardSober City, 2015 Double exposure polaroid, mat, aluminium and plexi frame
103 x 73 x 4.5 cm
Sprüth Magers
Sober City (Jackie Robinson & Pee Wee Reese), (Detail) by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardSober City (Jackie Robinson & Pee Wee Reese), (Detail), 2015 Triple exposure polaroid, mat, aluminium and plexi frame
103 x 73 x 4.5 cm
Sprüth Magers
Ammonite Dub by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardAmmonite Dub, 2015 Ammonite, record needle
Sprüth Magers
Nightlife by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardNightlife, 2015 3D motion picture, DCI DCP
Sprüth Magers

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Cyprien Gaillard, Where Nature Runs Riot  at Sprüth Magers, Berlin
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2 May–18 July 2015 Cyprien Gaillard Where Nature Runs Riot Sprüth Magers, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Cyprien Gaillard, From Wings to Fins at Sprüth Magers, London
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15 October–16 November 2013 Cyprien Gaillard From Wings to Fins Sprüth Magers, London

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The Lowdown: shows to see during Armory Week Ocula Report The Lowdown: shows to see during Armory Week 1 Mar 2018 : Robert Ayers for Ocula

Seasoned visitors to New York City's Armory Show (8–11 March 2018) know that the fair is really just the weekend-long cherry on top of the splendid sundae that is the New York art scene and all it has to offer. With so much else to see, here's the lowdown on some of the city's current standout shows.Songs for SabotageNew Museum 13 February–27...

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A Report from Gallery Weekend Berlin Ocula Report A Report from Gallery Weekend Berlin 19 May 2015 : Rachael Vance for Ocula

The 11th iteration of Gallery Weekend Berlin (1-3 May 2015) further strengthened the German capital’s standing within the contemporary art world. With forty-seven galleries in the official programme hosting new exhibitions, this year’s offering proved May is a particularly good month for art in Berlin.Museums and commercial...

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In her own words: Maria Balshaw, new director of Tate Related Press In her own words: Maria Balshaw, new director of Tate The Art Newspaper : 19 January 2017

As 2016 drew to a close, we asked Maria Balshaw, the director of Manchester Art Galleries and the Whitworth at the University of Manchester, to pick her highlights of the year. Last week, the news leaked that she will succeed Nicholas Serota as the next director of the Tate.Balshaw is due to take up the post in June, the first woman to fill the...

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Sound and vision as the Hayward Gallery goes off-site Related Press Sound and vision as the Hayward Gallery goes off-site Apollo : 30 September 2016

Contemporary art’s embrace of ‘time-based media’, such as sound and moving image, poses a stark challenge for traditional museum and gallery spaces, which predate such technologies and were designed for a very different kind of experience. Seemingly mundane questions about display, such as how to prevent sound and light...

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'The Infinite Mix' review: contender for show of the year Related Press 'The Infinite Mix' review: contender for show of the year Evening Standard : 7 September 2016

Don’t you wonder sometimes, ’bout sound and vision?” David Bowie, ever the trailblazer, perfectly expressed the impulse behind this show back in 1977. The Infinite Mix, a Hayward Gallery pop-up staged while its South Bank home is being refurbished, features 10 video installations in which artists, mostly from the UK, Europe and...

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Unraveling the Modern Related Press Unraveling the Modern Randian : 9 November 2015

Titling a biennial “Modern Life” is a bold move, but this is what the artistic director of the Lyon Biennale, Thierry Raspail, has chosen to do. The biennial unites 60 artists from 28 countries and shows 300 works across three venues, the Musée d’art contemporain, the Sucrière, an old warehouse, and the modish Musée des...

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