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Francis Alÿs on Borders and Games in Hong Kong Ocula Conversation  |  In Partnership with Tai Kwun Contemporary Francis Alÿs on Borders and Games in Hong Kong By Xue Tan & Tobias Berger, Hong Kong

Francis Alÿs discusses two key themes in his current solo exhibition in Hong Kong at Tai Kwun Contemporary: borders and children's games.

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RoseLee Goldberg: Performance Then and Now Ocula Conversation RoseLee Goldberg: Performance Then and Now By Fawz Kabra

RoseLee Goldberg discusses the history of performance art and her ongoing support of artists in realising ambitious live performance work through the Performa Biennial, which is set to launch its eighth edition in New York on 1 November.

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TarraWarra International 2019: Tracing Tangible Shadows Ocula Feature TarraWarra International 2019: Tracing Tangible Shadows By Natalie King, Melbourne

Everyone I encounter along my journey asks: 'Where are you based?' 'On my feet,' I answer. 'Where are your feet based then?' 'Feet are never based,' I say. This haunting voiceover from Hiwa K 's video, Pre-Image (Blind as the Mother Tongue) (2017), follows the artist retracing a journey that he made when he was 25 years old, fleeing Iraq...

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Shanghai Art Exhibitions to See: The Lowdown Ocula Feature Shanghai Art Exhibitions to See: The Lowdown By Sam Gaskin

With the West Bund Art & Design and ART021 art fairs opening next week along with the launch of the 12th Shanghai Biennale, here is a selection of exhibitions to see around Shanghai.

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Gwangju Biennale: Imagined Borders Ocula Feature Gwangju Biennale: Imagined Borders By Tessa Moldan, Gwangju

'I have felt persecuted for weeks by this same asphyxiating dream.' So narrates the forlorn Portuguese speaker in Kiluanji Kia Henda's film, Concrete Affection – Zopo Lady (2014), as city scenes and modernist buildings in Luanda flit past the camera's lens. The narration is pulled from Another Day of Life (1971), Polish writer Ryszard...

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