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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Under the artistic direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Chung Hyun

South Korea

Materials chosen by Chung Hyun are usually from discarded waste that no longer has purpose. Through sleepers, charcoal, asphalt concrete and mixed stones—materials in which have been thrown away in contemporary society, men’s true selves are revealed. Chung Hyun does not give much alteration to the material, yet he tends to correspond and tries not to lose any of material’s particular characteristics but rather concentrates on bringing out power carried within out onto the surface.

Chung Hyun was born in 1956 in Incheon, Korea. He graduated from Hongik University and Graduate School majoring in sculpture. Then he earned his diplome l’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Art de Paris in 1990. After his return from Paris, he held solo exhibitions at Beijing Today Art Museum, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kim Chong Yong Art Museum, and Kumho Museum of Art. He also participated in integral group exhibitions at Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Pohang Museum of Art, and Fukuoka Museum of Asian Art. He was awarded ‘Today’s Artist’ at Kim Chong Yong Art Museum, ‘2006 Artist of the Year’ at National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea. Recently, Chung was a winner of Korea Art Critics Association Award. He is currently a professor at Hongik University Graduate School of Art.

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