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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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David Salle

b. 1952, USA

American artist David Salle has helped define postmodern art throughout his decades long career. Salle's paintings and prints are comprised of randomly juxtaposed images that appear to be deliberately placed in disorder.

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Mid-Summer by David Salle contemporary artwork David SalleMid-Summer, 2017 Oil, acrylic, flashe, charcoal and archival digital print on linen
233.8 x 169.9 x 4.4 cm
Almine Rech Gallery
Untitled by David Salle contemporary artwork David SalleUntitled, 2001 Ink, watercolour, and acrylic on paper
76 x 56.5 cm
Lehmann Maupin
Texaco Dealers by David Salle contemporary artwork David SalleTexaco Dealers, 2016–2018 Flashe and archival digital print on linen
198.1 x 152.4 cm
Lehmann Maupin
Hammerhead II by David Salle contemporary artwork David SalleHammerhead II, 2006 Oil on linen
85 x 62 x 1 inches
Lehmann Maupin
Artichokes and Orange by David Salle contemporary artwork David SalleArtichokes and Orange, 2000 Oil and acrylic on canvas and linen
48 x 68 x 2.5 inches
Lehmann Maupin
Buick-Town by David Salle contemporary artwork David SalleBuick-Town, 2016 Oil, acrylic, charcoal, and archival digital transfer and print on linen
66 x 48 inches
Lehmann Maupin
Playing, Dreaming by David Salle contemporary artwork David SallePlaying, Dreaming, 2015 Oil, acrylic, crayon, and archival digital print on linen
78 x 101.75 inches
Lehmann Maupin
Smoke Kools by David Salle contemporary artwork David SalleSmoke Kools, 2014-2016 Oil and acrylic with silkscreen and digital and transfer prints on canvas and linen
67 x 92 inches
Lehmann Maupin

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018 at Almine Rech Gallery, London
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2 October–17 November 2018 Group Exhibition A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018 Almine Rech Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981–2018 at Almine Rech Gallery, New York
Closed
2 May–9 June 2018 Group Exhibition A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981–2018 Almine Rech Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, David Salle, Solo Exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
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8 September–12 November 2016 David Salle Solo Exhibition Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

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Painting From the 1980s, When Brash Met Flash Related Press Painting From the 1980s, When Brash Met Flash The New York Times : 12 February 2017

In New York at the end of the 1970s, many people thought painting was all washed up. And if not washed up, it had to be abstract—the more austere, unemotional and geometric, the better.Then came the 1980s and a generation of young painters, like Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Eric Fischl, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and everything...

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DAVID SALLE Related Press DAVID SALLE Interview Magazine : 16 November 2016

David Salle is, of course, a well-known painter, but for the entirety of our friendship, we have mostly talked about books. Salle is one of the more avid readers I know. He reads widely and thoughtfully across many genres, from contemporary short stories to essays to novels in translation. The last time I saw him, we both enthused over Outline, by...

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Dissecting the collage: an interview with David Salle Related Press Dissecting the collage: an interview with David Salle ArtAsiaPacific : 22 September 2016

Walking down Hong Kong’s Pedder Building’s fourth floor hallway toward Lehmann Maupin, I can already glimpse the bold colors and varied techniques that make up the David Salle’s paintings. It’s the preview of Salle’s solo exhibition and he is due to present a talk on his works, which in this exhibition ranges from his...

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Unfinished business, 40 years later Related Press Unfinished business, 40 years later Interview Magazine : 26 August 2016

Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, and David Salle are three artists bound by paint and personal history. While their aesthetics diverge, their paths run parallel. The trio met at the California Institute of Art in the early '70s. Back then, according to Fischl, Bleckner sported long hair, t-shirts, and bellbottoms, while Salle smoked a pipe, grew out...

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