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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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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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Gao Lei

b. 1980, China

The young representative artist at the forefront of shifting trends in contemporary art in China, Gao Lei belongs to the Post-80s generation which is more used to the global information society’s diversity in values rather than ideology, and individualistic reasoning rather than collective conviction. Through his works of paintings, photography, installation and mixed media, the artist freely traverses across the boundaries of virtual world and reality, creating a new site of communication and mechanism of criticism. Through non-personified approaches, he also explores how the system of power characterizes the individual way of thinking and regulates the social environment.

Featured Artworks

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Catcher—AI by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao LeiCatcher—AI, 2017 Aluminum, UV print, stainless steel hinge
70 x 70 x 5 cm
Arario Gallery
M-30 by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao LeiM-30, 2016 Acrylic on canvas, carbon metal and filtered glass
100 x 100 cm
Arario Gallery
Untitled (Drum) by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao LeiUntitled (Drum), 2017 Epson ultra giclee print, hahnemuhle photo rag baryta
100 x 120 x 3.5 cm
Arario Gallery
Untitled (Box) by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao LeiUntitled (Box), 2017 Epson ultra giclee print, hahnemuhle photo rag baryta
100 x 120 x 3.5 cm
Arario Gallery
Untitled (Mechanical Calculator) by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao LeiUntitled (Mechanical Calculator), 2017 Epson ultra giclee print, hahnemuhle photo rag baryta
108 x 120 x 3.5 cm
Arario Gallery
Untitled (Transit) by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao LeiUntitled (Transit), 2017 Epson ultra giclee print, hahnemuhle photo rag baryta
135 x 105 x 3.5 cm
Arario Gallery
"Untitled" (Microscope) by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao Lei"Untitled" (Microscope), 2017 Epson ultra giclee print, hahnemuhle photo rag baryta
135 x 105 x 3.5 cm
Arario Gallery
Untitled (Microscope) by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao LeiUntitled (Microscope), 2017 Epson print
105 x 135 x 3.5 cm
Arario Gallery

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'The New Normal': examining art's place in China and the world today at UCCA, Beijing Related Press 'The New Normal': examining art's place in China and the world today at UCCA, Beijing Art Radar Journal : 21 May 2017

In The New Normal the organisers challenge the audience by posing the following questions: What is the place of art in China today? And what is to be done? In a world where previously held convictions no longer are accepted as the norm, where populism has become a hallmark and environmental disasters are a daily challenge, yet China continues on...

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