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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...

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Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger

In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of...

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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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Gabriel Orozco

b. 1962, Mexico

Described as one of the most original and influential contemporary artists of his generation, Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco makes use of a multitude of media and practices, including installation, sculpture, painting, drawing, and video that addresses philosophical and phenomenological issues that are representative by a focus on everyday objects, revealing the spatial, poetic relationships between objects, as well as their frangible correlation to human beings. His use of found materials, such as a small, heart-shaped lump of clay, a deflated football, an empty shoebox, or yogurt container lids, draws attention to the experience of the viewer, namely how they view and understand the object and the space it is in.

Featured Artworks

Roiseau series by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork
Gabriel OrozcoRoiseau series, 2012 Bamboo branch and bird feathers
Galerie Chantal Crousel
Suisai byôbu VIII by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork
Gabriel OrozcoSuisai byôbu VIII, 2019 Watercolour on gold shikishi paper
90 x 90 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel
Dé de lave étoilé by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork
Gabriel OrozcoDé de lave étoilé, 2019 Tezontle stone
30 x 30 x 30 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel
L'envol by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork
Gabriel OrozcoL'envol, 2019 Tempera on gold leaf on canvas
200 x 200 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel
Suisai byôbu II by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork
Gabriel OrozcoSuisai byôbu II, 2019 Watercolour on gold shikishi paper
90 x 90 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel
Suisai LXVII by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork
Gabriel OrozcoSuisai LXVII, 2019 Group of 3 watercolour on gold card
Galerie Chantal Crousel
Flan Poles by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork
Gabriel OrozcoFlan Poles, 2000 Cibachrome print
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery
Dé vertèbres by Gabriel Orozco contemporary artwork
Gabriel OrozcoDé vertèbres, 2018 Limestone
30 x 30 x 30 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Gabriel Orozco, Gabriel Orozco at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
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7 September–5 October 2019 Gabriel Orozco Gabriel Orozco Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Gabriel Orozco, Gabriel Orozco at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
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12 September–3 November 2018 Gabriel Orozco Gabriel Orozco Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

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Rarely before have we seen such a long and varied list of contributors, as we do in Marian Goodman Gallery's group show Animality. The 'cast of creatures' ranges from dogs, camels, fish to octopi, and charts a history from George Orwell to Gabriel Orozco by way of Marcel Broodthaers. Curator Jens Hoffmann, never one to turn down a...

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Say hello to my little zine! The NY Art Book Fair takes over Moma PS1 Related Press Say hello to my little zine! The NY Art Book Fair takes over Moma PS1 ARTNews : 19 September 2016

The NY Art Book Fair draws a huge crowd every year, and so it wasn’t a surprise that there were lines everywhere at this year’s edition—lines to get into the bathroom, lines to see certain booths, lines for the KAWS signing (the longest line of all), and lines simply to get into the fair itself. But those lines moved quickly, and...

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Mountain view: Gabriel Orozco presents new works at Aspen Art Museum Related Press Mountain view: Gabriel Orozco presents new works at Aspen Art Museum Wallpaper* : 4 August 2016

Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco has lived and worked in many places – Berlin, Mexico City, New York, Tokyo and Paris are just a few – but he has not been to Aspen, Colorado. This comes as a bit of a surprise, considering his latest solo exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum is a near-perfect match for Colorado’s verdant mountains....

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