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Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’ Ocula Conversation Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’

A group of voices accompanies me in the exhibition. They are singing words I cannot comprehend, yet the warm tunes are familiar: folk songs, love songs, songs of longing. There are letters, too. They speak of the quotidian details of a soldier's life: the hardness of the war, sending money to the family, and longing for familiar landscapes, food,...

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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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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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Futo Akiyoshi

b. 1977, Japan

Born in Osaka in 1977. Currently lives and works in Nagoya. Graduated from Nagoya University of Arts in 2001 and completed the Post Graduate and Research Program in Art in 2003. Stayed in Berlin since 2011 through 2018, granted for Emerging Artist of Overseas Study Grant of Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan in 2011–2012 and also granted for Oversea Research, Pola Art Foundation in 2013.

Selected recent exhibitions include A Museum-wide Collection Exhibition: The Myriad Forms of Visual Art: 196 Works with 19 Themes (The National Museum of Art, Osaka), 19th DOMANI (The National Art Center, Tokyo), if nothing else (NON Berlin, Berlin, Germany) in 2016, Adherence (SEXAUER, Berlin, Germany) in 2015, VOCA – The Vision of Contemporary Art 2014 (The Ueno Royal Museum, JP) in 2014, Do not touch!? (Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, JP) in 2013, Garden of Painting – Japanese Art of the 00s (The National Museum of Art, Osaka, JP) in 2010, and more.

Featured Artworks

12. 17 / 15. 17 by Futo Akiyoshi contemporary artwork
Futo Akiyoshi12. 17 / 15. 17, 2018 Oil on canvas
52 x 70 cm
Taro Nasu
5. 17 / 17. 17 by Futo Akiyoshi contemporary artwork
Futo Akiyoshi5. 17 / 17. 17, 2018 Oil on canvas
52 x 70 cm
Taro Nasu
20. 17 / 19. 17 by Futo Akiyoshi contemporary artwork
Futo Akiyoshi20. 17 / 19. 17, 2018 Oil on canvas
52 x 70 cm
Taro Nasu
2. 17 / 14. 17 by Futo Akiyoshi contemporary artwork
Futo Akiyoshi2. 17 / 14. 17, 2018 Oil on canvas
52 x 70 cm
Taro Nasu
16. 17 / 13. 17 by Futo Akiyoshi contemporary artwork
Futo Akiyoshi16. 17 / 13. 17, 2018 Oil on canvas
52 x 70 cm
Taro Nasu
4. 17 / 5. 17 by Futo Akiyoshi contemporary artwork
Futo Akiyoshi4. 17 / 5. 17, 2018 Oil on canvas
52 x 70 cm
Taro Nasu
naked relations by Futo Akiyoshi contemporary artwork
Futo Akiyoshinaked relations, 2016 Oil on acrylic board
55 x 42 cm
Taro Nasu

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Futo Akiyoshi, We meet only to part at Taro Nasu, Tokyo
Closed
31 August–29 September 2018 Futo Akiyoshi We meet only to part Taro Nasu, Tokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Futo Akiyoshi, something too much at Taro Nasu, Tokyo
Closed
20 May–25 June 2016 Futo Akiyoshi something too much Taro Nasu, Tokyo

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