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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Gabriel Kuri

b. 1970, Mexico

Alternatively described as a "unique accountant" and a "poetic activist," Gabriel Kuri creates visually refined sculptures, collages, installations, and photographs, working from repurposed natural, industrial, and mass-produced objects. Often creating site specific works, Kuri is concerned with the circulation of commodities and information within the global marketplace. Artworks are not exempt from his scrutiny, with the artist evaluating their social and political impact in equal measure with their formal qualities. Pie charts are reimagined with interlocking bins, filled with the materials they quantify.

Featured Artworks

Untitled (half moons and quarter moons) by Gabriel Kuri contemporary artwork Gabriel KuriUntitled (half moons and quarter moons), 2019 Stainless steel, concrete, Plexiglas, fabric
90 x 90 x 135 cm
Esther Schipper
Untitled (scratch lotto oysters) by Gabriel Kuri contemporary artwork Gabriel KuriUntitled (scratch lotto oysters), 2019 Stainless steel, oyster shells, scratchcards
150 x 100 x 6 cm
Esther Schipper

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Gabriel Kuri, Gabriel Kuri at Kukje Gallery, Seoul
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4 June–5 July 2015 Gabriel Kuri Gabriel Kuri Kukje Gallery, Seoul

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Top 5 booths at Art Busan 2016 Ocula Report Top 5 booths at Art Busan 2016 31 May 2016 : Angela Suh for Ocula

Located a stones throw from the famed Haeundae Beach, popularised in Korean cinema and countless K-dramas, Art Busan 2016 conveyed a leisurely air brought on by the first warm days of spring. Now in its fifth edition, the fair has grown into a sizeable event showcasing some of the best works in the region. With over 190 participating galleries...

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In Related Press

International art invades the suburban Coachella Valley: The best of 'Desert X' Related Press International art invades the suburban Coachella Valley: The best of 'Desert X' Los Angeles Times : 13 March 2017

Ah, the romance of the desert! A place of fierce natural beauty and beguiling spiritual wonder! A rejuvenating refuge from the crushing pressures of modern urban life!Desert X, the ambitious exhibition of new site-specific art installations scattered around the Coachella Valley, is successful partly because the 16 participating artists mostly...

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Soft Information: A Studio Visit With Gabriel Kuri Related Press Soft Information: A Studio Visit With Gabriel Kuri RanDian : 22 December 2016

We pass through a heavy iron gate and drive into the backyard of Gabriel Kuri’s studio in Culver City, California. Black volcanic rocks and grey stones of similar size—large enough to wrap your arms around—line the boundary where the property is fenced off on the left side. Behind them, I can see what seem to be stone casts of immensely oversize...

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Balance Sheets: 15 Minutes with Kit Hammonds Related Press Balance Sheets: 15 Minutes with Kit Hammonds Hong Kong Tatler : 9 June 2015

Balance sheets are often associated with commerce, budgets and number crunching. However, Edouard Malingue Gallery’s latest exhibit explores the idea of Balance Sheets in a creative context, taking a look at how we measure value between different fields on paper, along with the importance of balance when it comes to artistic...

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Exhibition explores the relationship between art and accounting Related Press Exhibition explores the relationship between art and accounting South China Morning Post : 4 June 2015

On the face of it, art and accounting would appear to have little in common, apart perhaps from the fact both disciplines place emphasis on the idea of "balance". But their relationship goes deeper and is explored in Edouard Malingue Gallery's latest group exhibition "Balance Sheets".The show's independent...

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