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Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World Ocula Conversation Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World

'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...

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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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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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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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Emma Stibbon

b. 1962, Germany

Emma Stibbon was born in 1962 in Münster, Germany. She studied for her Fine Art BA at Goldsmiths, University of London; and an MA in Research Fine Art the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Stibbon is fascinated by the impact of human activity on some of the world's most isolated regions. Travelling widely, she draws environments that are undergoing dynamic change. Working from sketches and photographic records made on location, Stibbon’s studio-based works are a direct expression of her experiences in the field.

She has held several residencies, including Project Pressure, Annapurna Range, Nepal (2017); National Parks North Rim Residency, Grand Canyon (2017); Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Residency (2016); Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut (2016); Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute placement in Antarctica (2013) and the Arctic Circle (2013), and a Derek Hill Scholarship at the British School in Rome (2010).

Stibbon’s work has been internationally exhibited, with recent solo shows at Verey Gallery, Eton College, Berkshire (2017) touring to Rochester Art Gallery; Galerie Bastian, Berlin (2017, 2015); Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge (2015); Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Wiltshire (2013, 2011); Potsdam Kunstverein, Berlin (2012); and Listhus Artspace, Iceland (2012). Stibbon had her first solo exhibition at the Alan Cristea Gallery in 2017.

Her work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Stadtmuseum, Berlin; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester; the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon-Tyne; and Potsdam Museum. She was elected Royal Academician in 2013.

Emma Stibbon lives and works in Bristol, England.

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Featured Artworks

Collapsed Pavement, Kïlauea Iki Crater by Emma Stibbon contemporary artwork
Emma StibbonCollapsed Pavement, Kïlauea Iki Crater, 2017 Ink, carbon and volcanic ash on paper
153 x 222 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Stadio dei Marmi by Emma Stibbon contemporary artwork
Emma StibbonStadio dei Marmi, 2010 Chalk on paper
100.5 x 205 cm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Emma Stibbon, Fire & Ice at Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
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3–31 July 2019 Emma Stibbon Fire & Ice Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Print Project Space: Royal Academicians in Focus at Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
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21 June–31 July 2018 Group Exhibition Print Project Space: Royal Academicians in Focus Cristea Roberts Gallery, London

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Printing 'Caldera Overlook' by Emma Stibbon Related Video & Audio Printing 'Caldera Overlook' by Emma Stibbon Alan Cristea Gallery : 15 July 2018

In Summer 2017 Emma Stibbon began printing Caldera Overlook, her largest work to date, which measures 214 x 372 cm. The woodcut, an edition of 10, evokes the glow of a volcanic crater through lush rainforest as witnessed by Stibbon during her 2016 residency with the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Printed by the artist and Amy-Jane Blackhall of...

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