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LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter Ocula Report LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter 14 Jun 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See 6 Jun 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...

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Gordon Bennett

(1955 - 2014), Australia

Gordon Bennett was internationally acclaimed as one of Australia's most significant and critically engaged contemporary artists. Recognised for his powerful perspectives on the post colonial experience, particularly in the Australian context, with much of his work mapping alternative histories and questioning racial categorisations and stereotypes. 



Significant individual exhibitions include: Outsider / Insider: The Art of Gordon Bennett, AAMU, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2012; Gordon Bennett: A Survey, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, and Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 2007- 2009; and The Expiation of Guilt, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 2007.



Selected group exhibitions included: Vivid Memories, Musee d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France, 2013; Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany, 2012; Avoiding Myth and Message: Australian Artists and the Literary World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2009; Three Colours: Gordon Bennett and Peter Robinson, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2004; 12th Biennale of Sydney, 2000; 3rd Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 1999; Art-Worlds in Dialogue, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, 1999; In Place(Out of Time): Contemporary Art in Australia, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 1997; TransCulture, Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, Venice Biennale, 1995; Aratjara: Art of the First Australians, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany, and Hayward Gallery, London, 1993; and Paraculture, Artists' Space, New York, 1990. 



Selected awards include: Moët & Chandon Australia Art Fellowship, 1991; MacGeorge Fellowship, University of Melbourne, 1993; Creative Arts Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra, 1996; and John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1997.

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Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh Ocula Conversation Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh Executive Directors, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

Having held the dual role of co-directors of Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art (IMA) for almost two years, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh have shaken up the city’s contemporary art landscape. The unprecedented formulation of a joint vocation of director and curator shared between two people saw two outsiders hailing from Canada and...

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In Related Press

“Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990s” at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Related Press “Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990s” at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Art Radar : 15 September 2017

Art Radar takes a look at some of the highlights from the exhibition featuring more than 100 works and ephemera from the museum's collection and beyond. Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990s, on at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) until 1 October 2017, explores diverse cultural phenomena. Ranging from grunge to techno, identity...

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Elizabeth Ann Macgregor's top 10 contemporary art works Related Press Elizabeth Ann Macgregor's top 10 contemporary art works Sydney Morning Herald / 26 January 2015 : 28 January 2015

Museum of Contemporary Art director Elizabeth Ann Macgregor shares her top 10 Australian contemporary art works, including pieces by Tracey Moffatt, Rebecca Bauman, Gordon Bennett, Juan Davila, Shaun Gladwell, Noel McKenna, Lyndal Jones, Rosemary Laing and Stuart Ringholt. 

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Major Australian Artist Gordon Bennett Dies At 58 Related Press Major Australian Artist Gordon Bennett Dies At 58 Art Asia Pacific : 15 June 2014

Bennett will be remembered as a hero of Australian art whose practice took aim at race relations, power imbalances, dominant histories and social conventions, producing some of the most iconic images of Australian art history over the past three decades.

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