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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ By Jareh Das, New York

Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough

At the freshly opened Winsing Art Place in Taipei, works by Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo are being presented in Taiwan for the first time. In this video, the founder of Winsing Arts Foundation, Jenny Yeh, introduces Vo's exhibition.

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b. 1980, France

Cyprien Gaillard Biography

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.

Exhibition view: Cyprien Gaillard, Reefs to Rigs, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles (11 February–21 March 2020). Courtesy Sprüth Magers. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer.

Cyprien Gaillard Featured Artworks

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Ocean II Ocean by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardOcean II Ocean, 2019HD colour video with sound, 10 min 56 sec
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GATE (GATE DETROIT WATER WORKS) by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardGATE (GATE DETROIT WATER WORKS), 2016Graphite on paper
152 x 152 cm
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Lesser Koa Moorhen by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardLesser Koa Moorhen, 2013Excavator head and banded calcite
70 x 76 x 85 cm
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Untitled by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardUntitled, 2015Screen print on oil on canvas
130 x 170 cm
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Fields of Rest by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardFields of Rest, 2013Polaroid, mat, aluminium frame
72 x 102 x 4 cm
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Last of the Cape Horners by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardLast of the Cape Horners, 2013Show case, National Geographic magazines
92 x 299.4 x 100.4 cm
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Untitled (Captain Cook in the Distance) by Cyprien Gaillard contemporary artwork
Cyprien GaillardUntitled (Captain Cook in the Distance), 2013Glassbottle, telescope
Variable dimensions
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Cyprien Gaillard Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Cyprien Gaillard, Reefs to Rigs at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
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11 February–21 March 2020 Cyprien Gaillard Reefs to Rigs Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
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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Cyprien Gaillard In Ocula Magazine

Frieze Los Angeles: Shows to See Ocula Report Frieze Los Angeles: Shows to See By Tessa Moldan, Los Angeles

Los Angeles' art scene has a lot to offer during Frieze Los Angeles, with galleries, non-profits, and museums gearing up for the fair's second edition between 14 and 17 February 2020. In this Ocula Lowdown, Tessa Moldan lists a selection of the city's must-see shows.

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The Lowdown: shows to see during Armory Week Ocula Report The Lowdown: shows to see during Armory Week By Robert Ayers, New York

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 Sabotage New Museum 13...

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A Report from Gallery Weekend Berlin Ocula Report A Report from Gallery Weekend Berlin By Rachael Vance, Berlin

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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Cyprien Gaillard In Related Press

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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 19 January 2017, The Art Newspaper

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 30 September 2016, Apollo

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 7 September 2016, Evening Standard

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 9 November 2015, Randian

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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