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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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Etel Adnan

b. 1925, Lebanon

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The Poet, Painter and Novelist—Etel Adnan

Matthew Wong Randian 28 July 2015
Etel Adnan's solo exhibition at White Cube Hong Kong. Open until 29 August. Courtesy of White Cube Hong Kong.

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 is now in her ninetieth year, has in recent years been celebrated for her intimately scaled yet chromatically complex oil paintings at events such as documenta 13 in 2012 and last year’s Whitney Biennial, along with a steady stream of gallery exhibitions across the globe. However, Adnan’s arrival in the art world is not a story of unexpected or overnight success. 

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