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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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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

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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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Hito Steyerl Condemns ‘Toxic’ Sackler Funding Ahead of Serpentine Show Related Press Hito Steyerl Condemns ‘Toxic’ Sackler Funding Ahead of Serpentine Show Frieze News Desk : 10 April 2019

At the opening of her exhibition at London's Serpentine Sackler Gallery, German filmmaker and visual artist Hito Steyerl reiterated the demands of artist and activist Nan Goldin who has campaigned against the Sackler family over their ties to the US opioid crisis.

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how has the internet changed the way we interact with art? Related Press how has the internet changed the way we interact with art? i-D Vice : 26 June 2018

The state of the "millennial" is a complex and nebulous thing. Some define Generation X by its widespread affinity for decorative succulents. Some note an eye for a very specific, and hotly debated, shade of apricot-salmon pink. Others scorn millennials for the remorseless, cold-blooded murder of wine corks, the napkin industry, and...

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Liberation day: the artists fighting the power of the market – and the internet Related Press Liberation day: the artists fighting the power of the market – and the internet The Guardian : 17 October 2017

Why make art when buyers treat works as an alternative currency, hiding them away like bullion bars in storage facilities? Can anything be done about questionable corporations and oppressive regimes using contemporary art to generate a spot of positive PR for themselves? And what links can be made between fuzzy surveillance images and abstract...

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM SKULPTUR PROJEKTE MÜNSTER 2017 Related Press HIGHLIGHTS FROM SKULPTUR PROJEKTE MÜNSTER 2017 ArtAsiaPacific : 26 June 2017

Münster, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, is a worthy contender for the title of bicycle capital of Europe. Visitors heading to the city's decennial event, Skulptur Projekte, saw bicycles parked or abandoned immediately outside Münster Central Station, a telling sign that the event and city is best experienced on two wheels, and on a leisurely...

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