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Art Basel in Hong Kong: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Art Basel in Hong Kong: Exhibitions to See 23 Mar 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

For those visiting during Art Basel in Hong Kong (29–31 March 2019), the smell of fresh paint may still be in the air at the latest heritage conservation project, The Mills, which opened on 16 March to encompass the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textiles (CHAT), joining the ranks with ex-prison complex Tai Kwun, along with Eaton HK—a retro...

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Firenze Lai Ocula Conversation Firenze Lai

Firenze Lai says that she knows her studio of a few hundred square feet intimately; from the textures of its surfaces to the way the breeze blows into the room. The spaces depicted in her paintings are equally intimate. When curators seem to be at a loss for words to discuss troubled times, fear of containment, and the feeling of being completely...

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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Golnaz Fathi

b. 1972, Iran

Iranian artist Golnaz Fathi, born in 1972, studied classical calligraphy before she established her own style of working. She received a Bachelor of Arts in graphics from Azad Art University, Tehran, and studied at the Iranian Society of Calligraphy. Drawing on her extensive training as a calligrapher, Fathi uses texts and letters as formal elements, transforming traditional calligraphy into a personal artistic language.

Golnaz Fathi’s works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Brighton & Hove Museum, England; Carnegie Mellon University, Doha; the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur; The Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore; the British Museum, London; the Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi; and The Farjam Collection, Dubai. She has exhibited in galleries and cultural centers around the world, including the October Gallery, London and Art Forum of Wiesbaden, Germany. In 2011, she was named one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Honorees.

Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Golnaz Fathi contemporary artwork Golnaz FathiUntitled, 2017 Acrylic, pen and varnish on canvas
40 x 60 cm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Untitled by Golnaz Fathi contemporary artwork Golnaz FathiUntitled, 2017 Acrylic and varnish on canvas
130 x 190 x 4 cm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Untitled by Golnaz Fathi contemporary artwork Golnaz FathiUntitled, 2017 Acrylic on canvas
140 x 170 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Out of My Hands by Golnaz Fathi contemporary artwork Golnaz FathiOut of My Hands, 2017 Pen on canvas
100 x 242 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Untitled by Golnaz Fathi contemporary artwork Golnaz FathiUntitled, 2017 Pen and acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Untitled by Golnaz Fathi contemporary artwork Golnaz FathiUntitled, 2017 Pen and acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Untitled by Golnaz Fathi contemporary artwork Golnaz FathiUntitled, 2017 Acrylic, pen and varnish on canvas
170 x 115 cm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Untitled by Golnaz Fathi contemporary artwork Golnaz FathiUntitled, 2017 Acrylic, pen and varnish on canvas
130 x 190 x 4 cm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Women's Work at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
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18 January–2 March 2019 Group Exhibition Women's Work Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
Contemporary art exhibition, Golnaz Fathi, A Long Line Without a Word 字里行间 at Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai
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26 May–22 July 2018 Golnaz Fathi A Long Line Without a Word 字里行间 Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Summer Group Show at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
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20 July–17 September 2017 Group Exhibition Summer Group Show Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore

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‘Contemporary art is not a decoration, it is a statement. It is a wonderful ­seismograph of our societies and realities.'These words were part of the opening speech given last week by founder Lorenzo Rudolf at the seventh edition of Art Stage Singapore in the South-east Asian island city.Rudolf, from Switzerland, has made it his mission to...

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Every year, for a single day, the island of Bali grinds to a halt. No planes thunder overhead, and its bustling beaches lie empty. The streets are deserted, and Bali’s residents are all indoors, meditating or even fasting. The following day, the new year is celebrated and Bali thrums with energy once more. This single, silent day, Nyepi, has...

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