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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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Diana Campbell Betancourt Ocula Conversation Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...

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Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Ocula Report Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Mar 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...

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Henry Taylor

b. 1958, USA

Henry Taylor (born in Ventura, California, 1958) received his bachelor of arts from California Institute of the Arts and has had solo exhibitions at MOMA PS1, Santa Monica Museum of Art, and Studio Museum in Harlem. He has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Blues for Smoke, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Made in LA, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles; Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; and 30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL and North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.

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My friend George from Kenya by Henry Taylor contemporary artwork Henry TaylorMy friend George from Kenya, 2018 Acrylic on canvas
40.8 x 32.1 x 1.7 cm
Blum & Poe
Marie by Henry Taylor contemporary artwork Henry TaylorMarie, 2018 Acrylic on canvas
41.6 x 32.1 x 1.6 cm
Blum & Poe
CASSAAY by Henry Taylor contemporary artwork Henry TaylorCASSAAY, 2018 Acrylic on canvas
101.6 x 76.2 x 3.8 cm
Blum & Poe
"I THINK IT'S TIME TO PRAY" by Henry Taylor contemporary artwork Henry Taylor"I THINK IT'S TIME TO PRAY", 2017 Acrylic on canvas
88.9 x 59.7 x 1.9 cm
Blum & Poe
Priscilla's Welcomed Me by Henry Taylor contemporary artwork Henry TaylorPriscilla's Welcomed Me, 2017 Acrylic on canvas
148 x 99.1 x 2.5 cm
Blum & Poe
Tatiana and Danny - Greece by Henry Taylor contemporary artwork Henry TaylorTatiana and Danny - Greece, 2017 Acrylic on canvas
22.2 x 33 x 1.9 cm
Blum & Poe
Ghanaian #3 by Henry Taylor contemporary artwork Henry TaylorGhanaian #3, 2017 Acrylic on canvas
40 x 29.8 x 1.9 cm
Blum & Poe
Far away Thinking of You by Henry Taylor contemporary artwork Henry TaylorFar away Thinking of You, 2017 Acrylic on canvas
111.8 x 83.5 x 3.8 cm
Blum & Poe

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Henry Taylor, Here and There at Blum & Poe, Tokyo
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24 March–19 May 2018 Henry Taylor Here and There Blum & Poe, Tokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Henry Taylor, Solo exhibition at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
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10 September–5 November 2016 Henry Taylor Solo exhibition Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Henry Taylor, Solo exhibition at Blum & Poe, New York
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1 March–4 April 2015 Henry Taylor Solo exhibition Blum & Poe, New York

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HENRY TAYLOR'S TRUTH Related Press HENRY TAYLOR'S TRUTH Interview Magazine : 4 April 2017

Henry Taylor paints people as they are—in their homes, on the street—but he's more than a portraitist of everyday America. His depictions of friends, strangers, and public figures are deceptively simple; his matter-of-fact approach results in works that seem as though the subject is truly present before you, while suggesting histories both personal...

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Inside Out: Henry Taylor's Painting Related Press Inside Out: Henry Taylor's Painting Art in America : 30 March 2017

Henry Taylor's painting has often been discussed in the context of outsider art not only because of his vivid and somewhat reductive figuration, but because of his biography: the youngest of eight children raised by a single mother in Oxnard, California, he held several jobs unrelated to art, including a ten-year stint as a technician at a...

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The 2017 Whitney Biennial Is a Moving, Forward-Looking Tour de Force—a Triumph Related Press The 2017 Whitney Biennial Is a Moving, Forward-Looking Tour de Force—a Triumph ARTNews : 20 March 2017

After a three-year hiatus intended to allow Whitney Museum curators to break in their palatial new home in the Meatpacking District, the Whitney Biennial has returned in very fine form, with an intensely satisfying display of 63 artists and collectives across two full floors and a few other spaces. The mood is, by turns, anxious and dark, even...

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Painter Henry Taylor's floating self-portrait to materialize as a mural at the High Line park in Manhattan Related Press Painter Henry Taylor's floating self-portrait to materialize as a mural at the High Line park in Manhattan The Los Angeles Times : 3 March 2017

Los Angeles painter Henry Taylor, who is known for bold portraits that depict figures from every strata of society, be they homeless or art world habitués, will produce a new large-scale mural for the High Line park in New York City.

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