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Emi Eu: ‘We have to look at Southeast Asia as one market’ Ocula Conversation Emi Eu: ‘We have to look at Southeast Asia as one market’ Stephanie Bailey, Singapore

STPI's Emi Eu reflects on S.E.A. Focus, an STPI project platforming artists and galleries from Southeast Asia, in the wake of Art Stage's decline in 2019 and ahead of the launch of Singapore's new art fair, Art SG, in October 2020.

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New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata: Shows to See Ocula Report New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata: Shows to See Kanika Anand, New Delhi

With India Art Fair set to open amid nationwide protests, Kanika Anand introduces shows in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata that express shifting socio-political identities, modes of resistance, and explorations of place-making.

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Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Ocula Insight Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Phoebe Blatton, Berlin

Images from abroad , Lada Nakonechna's solo exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART in Berlin, considers the barriers that exist between depictions of conflict and their viewers.

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b. 1982, China

Ran Huang Biography

Huang Ran lives and works in London and Beijing. He graduated from Birmingham Institue of Art and Design with a First Class Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in 2004. He gained his Masters in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2007. Huang was one of the sixteen artists presented by European Media Artists in Residency Exchange (EMARE) 2009 programme, supported by European Culture Programme and Art Council England.

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Huang Ran is the author of visionary videos in which sense of wonder and drama, frailty and a desire for absoluteness, ambiguity and inevitability coexist. The exasperated yet alluring iconography of his works draws the viewer right into the swirl of conflicting emotions in which one has the constant sensation that some marvellous tragedy is about to take place. The pathos that runs through the images of his videos, as in his recent piece Blithe Tragedy, is based on the deconstruction of reality, its transfiguration and transformation into a pantomime whose ephebic protagonists are suspended between their role as chosen victims and (un)conscious executioners. The aesthetic appeal conveyed by the perfect images of his work acts as a counterpoint to the shattered inner world of the characters constantly on the brink of the adyss of their emotions and fears.

Huang has participated in several group exhibitions including 7th Mercosur Biennial, Brazil (2009), .MOVE, Werkleitz, Germany (2009), Où va la vidéo 00.00.02, Fondazione March, Italy(2009). Solo exhibitions include Ran Huang, Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak, VIVID, UK (2009), Fake Action Truth, GEORGE POLKE, London, UK (2010).

Ran Huang Featured Artworks

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A (Pyramidal) Self-Portrait by Ran Huang contemporary artwork
Ran HuangA (Pyramidal) Self-Portrait, 2015Oil on canvas in two parts
150 x 246 cm
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A Self Portrait by Ran Huang contemporary artwork
Ran HuangA Self Portrait, 2015Oil on canvas
170 x 204 x 4 cm
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Untitled by Ran Huang contemporary artwork
Ran HuangUntitled, 2014Blue pennant stone
130 x 130 x 30 cm
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I Will See It When I Believe It by Ran Huang contemporary artwork
Ran HuangI Will See It When I Believe It, 2014Gear box, white satin flag and stainless steel pole
Variable dimensions
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Mute by Ran Huang contemporary artwork
Ran HuangMute, 2014Trivision billboard and inkjet print
266 x 154 x 16 cm
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A (Pretentious) Self-Portrait by Ran Huang contemporary artwork
Ran HuangA (Pretentious) Self-Portrait, 2014Oil on canvas
140 x 170 x 5 cm
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An (Ashamed) Self-Portrait by Ran Huang contemporary artwork
Ran HuangAn (Ashamed) Self-Portrait, 2014Oil in canvas
158 x 190 x 5 cm
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A (Timid) Self-Portrait by Ran Huang contemporary artwork
Ran HuangA (Timid) Self-Portrait, 2014Oil on canvas
190 x 142 cm
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Ran Huang Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Ran Huang, An Experience Shaped by An Experience I Never Experienced at Simon Lee Gallery, London
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5 September–4 October 2014 Ran Huang An Experience Shaped by An Experience I Never Experienced Simon Lee Gallery, London

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Ran Huang In Ocula Magazine

Ocula Report: The Tenth Shanghai Biennale Ocula Report Ocula Report: The Tenth Shanghai Biennale Sam Gaskin, Shanghai

Biennials are inherently messy. Gathering hundreds of pieces by international artists working in different mediums creates an exponential number of echoes and dissonances. Their messiness differs, though, in kind and degree, as exemplified in recent Shanghai Biennales.

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All Hail Xu Zhen: Report From Art021, Shanghai 2014 Ocula Report All Hail Xu Zhen: Report From Art021, Shanghai 2014 Sam Gaskin, Shanghai

ART021 takes its name from the Shanghai dialing code. The numbers serve as a synonym for the city, but only for people calling from within China—from outside the country, you’d call +8621. Still, 021 make more sense for this fair. Founded in 2013 by local PR director Bao Yifeng and former gallery director Kelly Ying, ART021’s...

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Ran Huang In Related Press

Christie's takes fresh approach to emerging Chinese contemporary artists in new auction Related Press Christie's takes fresh approach to emerging Chinese contemporary artists in new auction 21 September 2015, Jing Daily

Global auction stalwart Christie’s is taking a fresh approach to Chinese contemporary art this fall with a traveling exhibition and sale featuring a diverse selection of work by up and coming artists. Called +86 First Open, the program straddles Shanghai and New York, kicking off with highlights from more than 30 works of art on display at...

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