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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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Dongwook Lee

South Korea

Dongwook Lee’s works focus on the contradictions that are fundamentally inherent in human existence and life. Exquisitely hyper-realistic and surrealistically imagined renditions of his miniature human figures are staged in absurd situations in Lee’s works, in which the bleak everyday life transforms into poetic horror. In Lee’s work, a fragile warrior is wearing his own flesh as his armor, and the naked child stands with innocent face in front of blood-stained killing (which he might have committed). His oeuvre stands at an odd intersection of life and death, beauty and cruelty, civilization and wild, and reality and fantasy, unfolding a world of fantasy where people are severed from reality.

Featured Artworks

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Forest by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork Dongwook LeeForest, 2018 Mixed media
38 x 80 x 128 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Trophy by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork Dongwook LeeTrophy, 2018 Mixed media
42.5 x 18 x 10 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Trophy by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork Dongwook LeeTrophy, 2018 Mixed media
113 x 35 x 26 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Temporary Combination by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork Dongwook LeeTemporary Combination, 2018 Mixed media
45 x 177.5 x 90.5 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Perfect Combination by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork Dongwook LeePerfect Combination, 2018 Mixed media
75 x 203 x 95 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Insufficient Combination by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork Dongwook LeeInsufficient Combination, 2018 Mixed media
40 x 180 x 90 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Combination with a Slide by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork Dongwook LeeCombination with a Slide, 2018 Mixed media
91 x 148 x 74 cm
ARARIO GALLERY

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Osang Gwon, Inbai Kim, Dongwook Lee, Endless Column at ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul
Closed
20 December 2018–3 March 2019 Osang Gwon, Inbai Kim, Dongwook Lee Endless Column ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul | Ryse Hotel

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