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Haegue Yang Ocula Magazine

Haegue Yang Ocula Conversation Haegue Yang By Katie Fallen, Hong Kong

For Haegue Yang, 2015 was a rather hectic year. Along with participating in major art events, such as the Biennale de Lyon, the Sharjah Biennial and the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Yang has also put together four solo shows around the world; including two extensive institutional exhibitions in Asia at the Ullens Center for...

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Aaron Seeto Ocula Conversation Aaron Seeto By Rachael Vance, Brisbane, Australia

This month the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Brisbane, Australia, plays host to the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8). Renowned as a platform for surveying the vast geographic expanse of Asian and Pacific contemporary art, the triennial continues to uphold a long-term commitment to the region....

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Haegue Yang Ocula Conversation Haegue Yang By Anna Dickie

Haegue Yang (b.1971) is a South Korean artist, who lives and works in Berlin and Seoul. She is best known for drawing on a wide repertoire of ordinary household objects to create visually abstract sculptures and installations that often evoke the senses on several levels and delve into a cacophony of social, historical and political...

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Haegue Yang Ocula Conversation Haegue Yang By Anna Dickie

Haegue Yang (b.1971) is a South Korean artist, who lives and works in Berlin and Seoul. She is best known for drawing on a wide repertoire of ordinary household objects to create visually abstract sculpture and installations that delve into a cacophony of social, historical and political narratives. In 2004, she famously exhibited a pallet pack...

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Savita Apte Ocula Conversation Savita Apte By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

On the day before Art Stage’s Vernissage, Anna Dickie spoke to Savita Apte about a small non-profit organisation that she, along with Shareen Khattar and Christine Pillsbury founded in 2011.  The organisation is Platform Projects Singapore, and despite its size, has had a significant impact upon the Singapore art scene. A registered...

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Alexie Glass-Kantor Ocula Conversation Alexie Glass-Kantor By Anna Dickie, Sydney

Alexie Glass-Kantor recently took the helm at Artspace, Sydney with her appointment as its Executive Director. One of Australia’s most highly regarded independent cultural centres, Artspace is involved in publishing, public programming, and in-house residencies. Previously Glass-Kantor was the Director and Senior Curator of Gertrude...

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NTU Auctioning Works by Entang Wiharso, Heman Chong and More Ocula News NTU Auctioning Works by Entang Wiharso, Heman Chong and More Singapore, 19 August 2020

The online auction aims to raise funds for the struggling art centre, which is ending its exhibition and residency programmes.

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Paris Gallery Weekend: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Paris Gallery Weekend: Exhibitions to See By Tessa Moldan, Paris

Between 2 and 5 July 2020, Paris Gallery Weekend brings together the best of the city's art scene for its seventh edition. This Ocula Lowdown presents a selection of highlights to catch.

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern By Mohammad Salemy, New York

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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Liverpool Biennial 2018: How to Make a Beautiful World Ocula Report Liverpool Biennial 2018: How to Make a Beautiful World By Eleanor Wiseman, Liverpool

The Liverpool Biennial, which opened 14 July and runs to 28 October, is celebrating its tenth edition with a question. The show's title, Beautiful world, where are you?, comes from Friedrich Schiller's poetic work invoking the Greek gods, Die Götter Griechenlands, or The Gods of Greece. Written in 1788, Schiller's text was set to music by Franz...

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City Report: Berlin Ocula Report City Report: Berlin By Rachael Vance, Berlin

Berlin-based Ocula contributor Rachael Vance selects her top five institutional shows currently on display in Germany's capital. KW Institute for Contemporary Art Willem de Rooij, Whiteout 14 September–17 December 2017 Eric Bell & Kristoffer Frick, Compound 13 September–17 December 2017 Known for his films, photography...

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A Report from Gallery Weekend Berlin Ocula Report A Report from Gallery Weekend Berlin By Rachael Vance, Berlin

The 11th iteration of Gallery Weekend Berlin (1-3 May 2015) further strengthened the German capital’s standing within the contemporary art world. With forty-seven galleries in the official programme hosting new exhibitions, this year’s offering proved May is a particularly good month for art in Berlin. Museums and commercial...

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Taipei Biennial: Planet Earth Defence Command Ocula Report Taipei Biennial: Planet Earth Defence Command By Sam Gaskin, Taipei

Like the Earth itself, the debate about what to call the current geological epoch is getting heated. For 11,700 years, since the end of the last ice age, we’ve been living in the Holocene, the temperate climate in which human civilization has thrived. But Nobel Prize-winning chemist Paul Crutzen argues that now mankind has become the most...

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Ghosts, Spies And Grandmothers At Mediacity Seoul 2014 Ocula Report Ghosts, Spies And Grandmothers At Mediacity Seoul 2014 By Jeesun Park, Seoul

Much has already been said about the fast-paced development and break-neck modernization of Asia but what has been largely forgotten in these breathless accounts is the importance of its history. In order to understand contemporary Asia one needs to look into the past, look more closely at its regional diversity and draw connections to local...

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Mediacity Seoul 2014: Ghosts, Spies, And Grandmothers Ocula Report Mediacity Seoul 2014: Ghosts, Spies, And Grandmothers By Becca Voelcker, Seoul

Since its foundation in 2000, Seoul’s contemporary art biennial, Mediacity, aims to represent the city’s identity as a hub of media and technology. With an exhibition on three floors of Seoul Museum of Art, and a programme of screenings in the Korean Film Museum, Mediacity surveys the current climate in art production, shifting its...

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Synergetic Seoul: Movers In The Korean Art Scene Ocula Report Synergetic Seoul: Movers In The Korean Art Scene By Ines Min, Seoul

It’s easy to list off the most influential gallerists in Seoul. Kukje, Arario, Hyundai, PKM, Pyo and Gana Art. But in recent years, a pivotal band of creative spaces have been taking the South Korean art scene in a different direction, headed by a new generation of artists and gallerists able to adapt to the post-recession economic...

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