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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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Haim Steinbach

b. 1944, USA

Haim Steinbach (born Rehovot, Israel, 1944 and living in New York City since 1957) has been an influential exponent of art based on already existing objects. Since the late 1970's Steinbach's art has been focused on the selection and arrangement of objects, above all everyday objects. In order to enhance their interplay and resonance, he has been conceiving structures and framing devices for them.

Steinbach presents objects ranging from the natural to the ordinary, the artistic to the ethnographic, giving form to art works that underscore their identities and inherent meanings. Exploring the psychological, aesthetic, cultural and ritualistic aspects of objects as well as their context, Steinbach has radically redefined the status of the object in art.

Featured Artworks

Flying Dutchman 2 by Haim Steinbach contemporary artwork Haim SteinbachFlying Dutchman 2, 2008 Plastic laminated wood shelf, 2 Plastic and metal eye models, Polystone Spiderman bust, 2 Polyester witch hats, Rubber dog chew
108.6 x 280.7 x 45.7 cm
Almine Rech Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition curated by Nicolas Trembley, Platform at Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels
Closed
5 June–26 July 2014 Group Exhibition curated by Nicolas Trembley Platform Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels

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London has its Fourth Plinth, where contemporary artists have graced — and sometimes goaded — viewers in Trafalgar Square with sculptural work on a bare pedestal originally intended for an equestrian statue of William IV.Now New York will have its own plinth, a highly visible permanent stage for ambitious new international sculpture commissions,...

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The art in this show followed me out of the museum, told me I was going to die Related Press The art in this show followed me out of the museum, told me I was going to die Observer : 16 September 2016

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Off the shelf: Haim Steinbach returns Related Press Off the shelf: Haim Steinbach returns Observer : 16 September 2011

In 1965, the artist Haim Steinbach, then 21, took a hiatus from his studies at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute and went to Paris for a year. One day, walking through the city, he saw something strange.'There was a big window, and there was art—well, it didn’t look like art, but there were these paintings, of a washing machine...

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