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Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

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Frieze Week Lowdown: London Shows to See Ocula Report Frieze Week Lowdown: London Shows to See 20 Sep 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

London's galleries and museums are gearing up for a lively October, with Frieze London and Frieze Masters running between 3 and 6 October 2019 at Regent's Park, along with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, taking place across the same dates at Somerset House; and the tenth anniversary of the Sunday Art Fair, showcasing new and emerging artists...

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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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Etel Adnan

b. 1925, Lebanon

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Etel Adnan, the Eternal Voyager, Captured in a New Biography Related Press Etel Adnan, the Eternal Voyager, Captured in a New Biography Hyperallergic : 6 March 2019

As we rewrite art history to recognize the contribution and impact of women from around the world, pointed attention has been dedicated to several bodies of work that reveal, beyond their formal singularity, radical modes of expression. One such artist is Etel Adnan, the 94-year-old Lebanese multimedia artist, writer, poet, and intellectual, whose...

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From Poetry to Chemistry to ‘a Shared Museum,’ Performances at FIAC Related Press From Poetry to Chemistry to ‘a Shared Museum,’ Performances at FIAC The New York Times : 17 October 2018

Not all of the work at FIAC, the Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (International Contemporary Art Fair), is in frames or on pedestals. Parades for FIAC, a performance festival now in its third year (although performances have been part of the fair for a decade now), is staging 17 productions, with a special emphasis this time on dance and...

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'The colours I use are the colours of California' - an interview with Etel Adnan Related Press 'The colours I use are the colours of California' - an interview with Etel Adnan Apollo Magazine : 16 June 2018

There’s something curiously familiar about visiting Etel Adnan’s apartment in Paris. Not that I’ve ever been there before. But in recent years it has become a sort of cult destination for art-world figures, mentioned and mythologised by the various curators and critics who go to meet her, as well as depicted in film-portraits of the artist. Her...

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Surface Work review – women abstract artists dazzle in historic show Related Press Surface Work review – women abstract artists dazzle in historic show The Guardian : 15 April 2018

There are certain shows that change one's sense of art. Surface Work is one of them. Spread across two sites, it is nothing less than an anthology of abstract painting spanning an entire century, from early constructivism to post-digital sampling, in which every work holds its own and every work is by a woman. This is a rare and historic event.It...

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At MoMA, Women at Play in the Fields of Abstraction Related Press At MoMA, Women at Play in the Fields of Abstraction The New York Times : 13 April 2017

Abstraction is a foundational subject for MoMA. The institution was basically conceived on the premise that this is the mode to which all advanced art aspires. But the work in Making Space, dating from the end of World War II to the beginning of second-wave feminism, is not really representative of the museum historically. For one thing, of course,...

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Etel Adnan, Institut du Monde Arabe / Paris Related Press Etel Adnan, Institut du Monde Arabe / Paris Flash Art : 17 January 2017

The first solo exhibition in France of the works of Etel Adnan, organized by the Institut du Monde Arabe, whose home is a Parisian landmark designed by Jean Nouvel, brings together a selection of paintings, drawings, films, poetry, and tapestries by the ninety-one-year-old Paris-based artist.

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Critic's Guide: Hamburg Related Press Critic's Guide: Hamburg Frieze Magazine : 17 November 2016

This solo presentation by Haegue Yang is the start of a new exhibition format, Uncharted Territory, that will see the Kunsthalle invite an international artist, dealing with issues of migration, identity, place and belonging, to conceive a show for the institution’s new project space each year. This small but compact exhibition features 17...

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Etel Adnan at the Serpentine Gallery, London Related Press Etel Adnan at the Serpentine Gallery, London Art in America : 16 November 2016

At the entrance to Etel Adnan’s survey exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, The Weight of the World, were three large-scale tapestries from 2015 and 2016 depicting natural themes in joyful splashes of color—the sea at low tide, an autumn forest, and foliage perceived as, according to the work’s title, springtime acrobatics....

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Every one of us is a radio transmitter: Etel Adnan Related Press Every one of us is a radio transmitter: Etel Adnan ArtAsiaPacific : 3 November 2016

Writer, essayist and artist, Etel Adnan (born 1925) is a keen observer of geopolitical unrest and, in particular, of imperialism, colonialism and neocolonialism. Her literary practice combines observations—sometimes diagnostic, sometimes critical—of the historical and contemporary world with poetic and transcendental meditations. In her...

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The art of management: Interview with Jennifer Flay, Director of FIAC 2016 Related Press The art of management: Interview with Jennifer Flay, Director of FIAC 2016 AMA : 18 October 2016

Director of FIAC, Jennifer Flay shares with AMA the spirit of this 43rd edition. AMA: What are the FIAC’s strengths this year?Jennifer Flay: We’re very proud of the creation of On Site, found inside and around the Petit Palais; we’ve given the project this name to distinguish it clearly from the Hors les Murs...

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Etel Adnan's vibrant, visual poems Related Press Etel Adnan's vibrant, visual poems Hyperallergic : 9 September 2016

LONDON — 'Colorists are epic poets,' said Charles Baudelaire, and here at the Serpentine Gallery we have both: a painter of abstract landscapes and a poet, not to mention activist, scribe, and filmmaker. Described as a polymath by Hans Ulrich Obrist in the exhibition’s catalogue, Etel Adnan certainly seems to be a woman of many...

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The poetry of paint: an interview with Etel Adnan Related Press The poetry of paint: an interview with Etel Adnan RA Magazine : 2 June 2016

For Etel Adnan, art world success came late – in her eighties. Anna Coatman met the writer and painter in Paris ahead of a major show in London.Etel Adnan opens the door to her Paris apartment before I have the chance to knock. The grand scale of the door frame makes the nonagenarian artist and writer appear even tinier than she actually...

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Art Dubai: A peek at the redesigned fair, new experiences, top artists and edible art Related Press Art Dubai: A peek at the redesigned fair, new experiences, top artists and edible art The National : 18 March 2016

To borrow a phrase from Antonia Carver, director of Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah will be turned into “art city” this week. With the start of the 10th edition of the annual fair, collectors and gallerists will converge within the conference halls of the sprawling complex to buy and sell some of the freshest contemporary works, while...

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Museum season in Beirut Related Press Museum season in Beirut ArtAsiaPacific : 1 January 2016

While Lebanese artists have exhibited widely across the globe in the last two decades, back in Beirut the support for the arts had remained scrappy and independent, always more shoestring than lavish. There is total political gridlock within Beirut, and this summer a popular campaign—dubbed around its central cry, “You...

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'Follia Continua: 25 Years of Galleria Continua' at Centquatre, Paris Related Press 'Follia Continua: 25 Years of Galleria Continua' at Centquatre, Paris Mousse Magazine : 30 October 2015

To celebrate 25 years of adventure, projects, sharing and madness, it is just natural for Galleria Continua to invest in the walls of Centquatre-Paris, with which it has collaborated for several years. Amid constant activity, it is a veritable collaborative platform whose objectives strongly resonate with those of Galleria Continua.The...

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The Poet, Painter and Novelist—Etel Adnan Related Press The Poet, Painter and Novelist—Etel Adnan Randian : 28 July 2015

There is an infinitesimally fine line between poetry and painting; at their best, both seek to bypass the logic of language to enter a realm where sensations and associations can be vividly perceived, but not spoken into the air—human consciousness perfectly distilled to an irreducible essence. The poet, painter and novelist Etel Adnan, who...

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