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Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia Ocula Report Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia 18 May 2019 : Fawz Kabra for Ocula

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...

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Reiko Tomii Ocula Conversation Reiko Tomii

In 1969, Horikawa Michio, schoolteacher and member of the artist collective GUN (Group Ultra Niigata), filled out the customs paperwork to mail a one-kilogram river stone from Niigata, the proverbial 'backside of Japan', to President Nixon. In return, Horikawa received a thank you note for this 'most unusual Christmas gift'—a muted anti-war...

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Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings Ocula Report Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings 4 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun. For much of his life, Yun lived in proximity to some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Korean history, from which he emerged as a pioneer of abstract...

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Doug & Mike Starn’s inspiration begins with the following philosophy “The only thing that is consistent is change”. The mutation of time brings an array of interconnections on every level of Man. The Starns use unified material in sculptures, photography, and installations as a way to convey the transformation of life whether physical or psychological. Mankind through the senses processes this endless restructuring of its perception of time. The Starn brothers work with visual perception using light as a metaphor for thought, knowledge, cognitive, intelligence but also as a symbol for enlightenment.

Doug & Mike Starn are identical twins born in New Jersey, USA in 1961. They both graduated in 1984 from the School of the Museum of Fine arts in Boston. The Starns have received: The Metal Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Starns are also recipients of the 2009 Brendan Gill Prize by the Municipal Art Society, two National Endowment for the Arts Grants in 1987 and 1995. The International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award for Fine Art Photography in 1992; and, artists in residency at NASA in the mid-nineties.

Featured Artworks

Walked to school all by ourselves by Doug & Mike Starn contemporary artwork Doug & Mike StarnWalked to school all by ourselves, 2016 Inkjet prints, watercolor, and varnish on Kozo paper
205.7 x 304.8 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Narrative/Collaborative at Galerie Lelong & Co. New York, New York
31 March–23 April 2016 Group Exhibition Narrative/Collaborative Galerie Lelong & Co. New York

In Related Press

Doug And Mike Starn In Jerusalem Related Press Doug And Mike Starn In Jerusalem Art Plural Gallery / 06 June 2014 : 10 June 2014

The iconic installation Big Bambu: 5,000 Arms to Hold You by Doug and Mike Starn will open the 10th of June 2014 at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. It marks an important debut in Israel for the American identical twins, whose monumental installations have most recently been featured in Museo Macro Testaccio in Rome (2012), the 54th Venice Biennale...

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