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Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale Ocula Conversation Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the largest Francophone nation in Africa with vast resources and nearly 80 million inhabitants, is a place where commodities play a vital role in the national economy and the country's significance on the world stage. This is the context from which the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale (24 October–24 November...

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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline Ocula Report
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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline 13 Dec 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

From 20 to 21 July 2019, Artspace Sydney held a two-day symposium that brought artists in conversation with leading curators, writers, activists, academics, diplomats, and journalists from across Asia. The symposium was the final chapter of the 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS exhibition, publication, website, and Instagram project. Instigated and...

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We Are Our Infrastructure, Argues Newly Announced Shanghai Biennale Chief Curator Ocula News We Are Our Infrastructure, Argues Newly Announced Shanghai Biennale Chief Curator 13 December 2019

The Power Station of Art will make a fitting location for Andrés Jaque, whose past projects expose the politics concealed by buried pipes and managed cables. Spanish architect, writer, and curator Andrés Jaque has been named the chief curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale, which will take place at the Power Station of Art (PSA) from 13 November...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy. Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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b. 1967, Germany

Elger Esser Biography

Elger Esser, born 1967 in Stuttgart, Germany and raised in Rome, is a graduate of the‚ Becher class‘ of the Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie. However one can not detect the formal strictness of Bernd Becher in Essers landscape and architectural photography. They seem to be more related to the earliest photography in their romantic static’s.

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Theses in faded yellow dipped landscapes, mostly taken in France and Italy, are in strange kind of transition; all the details are correct, nothing has been retouched, but still everything seems to be unreal and remote. Just as after a dream, there remain no concrete landscapes but vague impressions and memories of travelling through peaceful scenes, especially river landscapes and coastal regions. Essers merging picture zones of water, sand, snow and clouds create their un-insistent suction by extruding mainly one thing: calmness.

Elger Esser Featured Artworks

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El -Kab I by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserEl -Kab I, 2011 C-print, Diasec face
142 x 184 x 5 cm
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El -Kab II by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserEl -Kab II, 2011 C-print, Diasec face
184 x 239.5 x 5 cm
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Gennes II by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserGennes II, 2017 Directprint, silver-coated copperplate, shellac
10.5 x 13.25 x 1.5 inches
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Pouldouran by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserPouldouran, 2018 Directprint, silver-coated copperplate, shellac
10.5 x 13.25 x 1.5 inches
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Amboise by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserAmboise, 2018 Directprint, silver-coated copperplate
13 x 17 x 1.5 inches
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Amboise by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserAmboise, 2006 C-print on DiaSec face
72.5 x 96.5 inches
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Seudre, Frankreich by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserSeudre, Frankreich, 2003 C-print, diasec mounted
39.5 x 56 inches
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Ninfa, Ouia (Thyia) by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserNinfa, Ouia (Thyia), 2013 Directprint, AluDibond, Shellac
72 x 90 inches
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Elger Esser Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Elger Esser, Morgenland at Kewenig, Berlin
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25 November 2017–27 January 2018 Elger Esser Morgenland Kewenig, Berlin

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Elger Esser: ‘Beauty is not important; it’s a logical result in my opinion’ Related Press Elger Esser: ‘Beauty is not important; it’s a logical result in my opinion’ Studio International : 30 May 2017

For his first solo exhibition in a public institution in the UK, Elger Esser (b1967) presented a new body of photographic pieces, entitled Morgenland (Morning land), at Parasol Unit, London. The works in the show, which has just ended, document his visits to Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015. But rather than simply depicting the vast...

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