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Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

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Frieze Week Lowdown: London Shows to See Ocula Report Frieze Week Lowdown: London Shows to See 20 Sep 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

London's galleries and museums are gearing up for a lively October, with Frieze London and Frieze Masters running between 3 and 6 October 2019 at Regent's Park, along with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, taking place across the same dates at Somerset House; and the tenth anniversary of the Sunday Art Fair, showcasing new and emerging artists...

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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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Hito Steyerl

b. 1966, Germany

Berlin-based filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl is interested in the proliferation and circulation of images in our globalized world. She often works with the format of the video essay, combining a heterogeneous range of material, including interviews, found footage, fictional dramatizations, pop-music sound tracks, and first-person voiceovers.

Steyrl studied cinematography and documentary filmmaking at Academy of Visual Arts, Tokyo and at the Munich Academy of Television and Film. She has published filmic and written essays centered around questions of globalization, urbanism, racism and nationalism. Is involved in the movement of feminist migrants and women of color in Germany.

As well as being a visiting professor for Cultural and Gender Studies, at University of Arts, Berlin, she has lectured at Goldsmith’s College, London and at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, among other institutions. A collection of her essays was published in The Wretched of the Screen (2012).

Recent exhibitions include Hito Steyerl, e-flux, New York, 2011 and focus: Hito Steyerl, The Art Institute Chicago, 2012−2013. Steyerl lives and works in Berlin.

Featured Artworks

Deresolution Tools by Hito Steyerl contemporary artwork
Hito SteyerlDeresolution Tools, 2014 Digital c-prints mounted on Dibond, 5 Avenger stands
Andrew Kreps Gallery
Sandbags/Texture, Kharkiv by Hito Steyerl contemporary artwork
Hito SteyerlSandbags/Texture, Kharkiv, 2015 UV pigment print on dibond
100 x 100 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery
Tent/Texture, Kharkiv by Hito Steyerl contemporary artwork
Hito SteyerlTent/Texture, Kharkiv, 2015 UV pigment print on dibond
100 x 100 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery
Hell Yeah We Fuck Die by Hito Steyerl contemporary artwork
Hito SteyerlHell Yeah We Fuck Die, 2017 Skulptur Projekte Munster, Germany
Andrew Kreps Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Christoph Keller | Hito Steyerl | Tao Hui at Esther Schipper, Berlin
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27 June–17 August 2019 Group Exhibition Christoph Keller | Hito Steyerl | Tao Hui Esther Schipper, Berlin

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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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Up in Arms: Hito Steyerl at the Park Avenue Armory Related Press Up in Arms: Hito Steyerl at the Park Avenue Armory Art in America : 3 July 2019

When you hear a reference to "the Armory" or "the Arsenale," are you more likely to think of an exhibition space, an art fair, a biennale—or a militarized building constructed to house a stockpile of weapons? In her exhibition Drill, on view through July 21 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, Hito Steyerl reminds us...

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Hito Steyerl’s Indictment of the Park Avenue Armory’s Ties to Gun Violence Misses Its Mark Related Press Hito Steyerl’s Indictment of the Park Avenue Armory’s Ties to Gun Violence Misses Its Mark Hyperallergic : 1 July 2019

If somebody were to write a new Book of Revelation for the 21st century, it would read a lot like the multimedia miseries of Hito Steyerl. The 53-year-old German artist is foremost a researcher interested in the effects of globalization, the onslaught of technology, the future of labor, and our susceptibility to abuses under this new techno-regime....

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HITO STEYERL with Osman Can Yerebakan Related Press HITO STEYERL with Osman Can Yerebakan Osman Can Yerebakan : 1 July 2019

Presenting a commissioned video installation and existing work by multimedia artist Hito Steyerl, Drill at the Park Avenue Armory is the Berlin-based artist's most expansive presentation in the United States to date. Installed inside the historic Gothic Revival style building's various rooms and sprawling Wade Thompson Drill Hall, the exhibition...

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Rising Tides and Climate Change Color the Venice Biennale This Year Related Press Rising Tides and Climate Change Color the Venice Biennale This Year Hyperallergic : 24 June 2019

VENICE, Italy — Acqua alta: high water. It's something Venetians have learned to live with, when the city floods under high tides and strong winds. It mainly happens in the winter, but even under the mild May sunshine, the crowds sipping coffee in Saint Mark's Square will sometimes get their feet wet. At these times, the lines between lagoon,...

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