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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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Dawn Ng

b. 1982, Singapore

With a background in studio art and journalism at Georgetown University and the UCL Slade School of Fine Art, Dawn Ng spent 10 years across Singapore, Paris and New York straddling art, design and advertising.

To date, Dawn has worked across a breadth of mediums, motives and scale ranging from collage, photography, illustration, light and installations for both private galleries, as well as the Singapore Art Museum. In 2009, I FLY LIKE PAPER GET HIGH LIKE PLANES, an installation at the BlackOut art show, received much press across Channel News Asia and the Business Times, who coined Dawn the new tour de force of the local art scene. Following which, her solo, WALTER, garnered more media attention for its controversial guerilla content and form, and was later acquired into the permanent collection of the Singapore Art Museum.
 

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Between abstraction and interaction: A report from Singapore Ocula Report Between abstraction and interaction: A report from Singapore 20 Oct 2016 : Alice Russotti for Ocula

When I first went to see Oh Dear What Can the Matter Be (2016), an installation at Yeo Workshop by Singaporean artist Stephanie Jane Burt, I was reminded of a work by another young, and increasingly recognised Singaporean artist, Dawn Ng, How to Disappear into a Rainbow (2016), which I had seen a few months previously at the Hermes Aloft Space,...

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Dawn Ng Ocula Conversation Dawn Ng Artist, Singapore

Dawn’s Ng’s work, Sixteen (2013), shown at Chan Hampe Galleries’ booth at Art Basel in Hong Kong, sold before the fair opened to the public. The work consists of nested wooden boxes, ranging from an antique shipping trunk to the size of a jewellery box, each lacquered in a bright color, with a brass plaque inscribed with text...

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In Related Press

Pastel prisms: Dawn Ng's free-ranging installation at Hermès' Aloft space Related Press Pastel prisms: Dawn Ng's free-ranging installation at Hermès' Aloft space Wallpaper* : 25 May 2016

When Singaporean curator Emi Eu approached compatriot Dawn Ng to create an installation to inaugurate Hermès’s refurbished flagship store, the visual artist barely hesitated. For one thing, it’s not everyday that the sixth-generation marque comes knocking. And for another, the site – Aloft at Hermès – is both a brand new,...

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Dawn Ng, Artist: To Paris With Love Related Press Dawn Ng, Artist: To Paris With Love Billionaire : 27 May 2015

You probably know her work even if you do not know her by face. As the creator of Walter the rabbit who spent some time on the lawn of the Singapore Art Museum and of the Perfect Day (Feng He Ri Li) neon lights at Loof rooftop bar, Dawn Ng has made a name for herself in the local art scene. But this artist also exhibited at one of the more...

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