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Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’ Ocula Conversation Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’

A group of voices accompanies me in the exhibition. They are singing words I cannot comprehend, yet the warm tunes are familiar: folk songs, love songs, songs of longing. There are letters, too. They speak of the quotidian details of a soldier's life: the hardness of the war, sending money to the family, and longing for familiar landscapes, food,...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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Douglas Rieger

"I look for repressed personality types in objects. The weathered, the repaired, the restored, the salvaged, the fresh, the applied, the new, the formed, the abandoned, the found, anything that calls to the effect placed on an object indicating who is using has used who made for what when how. How the intentions behind that object may also involve a subconscious desire within. Within the form, the color, the material, the hand of the maker leaves behind a residue that injects the makers person into the object.

My work is aggressive and languid, utilitarian and abstract. It has a perversity, and humor giving it a muddy sexuality that blends the body and the mechanism. The works are not meant to fit a logic, they are a dialogue between machine and operator." — Douglas Rieger

Douglas Rieger (b. 1984, Pittsburgh PA) lives and works in New York, NY. He received his MFA from Yale in 2016 and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. Rieger’s work has been exhibited at Helena Anrather Gallery (New York, NY), Thierry Goldberg Gallery (New York, NY), 67 Ludlow Gallery (New York, NY), 1708 Gallery (Richmond, VA), E.Tay Gallery (New York, NY), Parallelogram Gallery (Tampa, FL).

Featured Artworks

Skull by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork
Douglas RiegerSkull, 2017 Wood, cement, bead chain, paint
55.88 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm
Capsule Shanghai
Part Indefinetely by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork
Douglas RiegerPart Indefinetely, 2018 Wood, silicone, shoe lace, rubber band, bead chain
144.78 x 50.8 x 38.1 cm
Capsule Shanghai
Gentleman by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork
Douglas RiegerGentleman, 2018 Wood, silicone, bead chain, cement, rubber band
152.4 x 68.6 x 61 cm
Capsule Shanghai
Flasher by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork
Douglas RiegerFlasher, 2017 Wood, silicone, chain, paint, rubber band
158.75 x 48.26 x 30.48 cm
Capsule Shanghai
Cement Head by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork
Douglas RiegerCement Head, 2016 Wood, silicone, cement, EPDM rubber, bandage tape, paint, belt
179 x 30.5 x 40.6 cm
Capsule Shanghai

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