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Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

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In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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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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Ichwan Noor

b. 1963, Indonesia

Ichwan Noor is a Yogyakarta-based artist renowned for his large-scale sculptures of hybrid human, animal and technological forms. He works predominantly with bronze, stainless steel, aluminium, various used materials and resin. His recent works also include found components that are transformed through the processes of casting and welding.

Noor graduated from the School of Visual Art at the Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI), Yogyakarta, and has been a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Yogyakarta. Besides Indonesia, his work has been exhibited in Singapore, Malaysia, Hongkong, Turkey and in the U.A.E. His iconic work has been in the collection of several major national and private institutions in Indonesia (Museum MACAN), Australia (National Gallery of Victoria), Germany (Tony Cragg Sculpture Park), China, Turkey, U.S.A., Sweden and India. From April 2018 onwards a large-scale Beetle Sphere will be on permanent view at the Kalverpassage in Amsterdam.

Featured Artworks

Beetle Sphere - Study 3 by Ichwan Noor contemporary artwork
Ichwan NoorBeetle Sphere - Study 3, 2018 Pencil on paper
60 x 50 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
Beetle Sphere - Study 2 by Ichwan Noor contemporary artwork
Ichwan NoorBeetle Sphere - Study 2, 2018 Pencil on paper
155 x 82 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
Beetle Sphere - Study 1 by Ichwan Noor contemporary artwork
Ichwan NoorBeetle Sphere - Study 1, 2018 Pencil on paper
203 x 155 cm
Reflex Amsterdam
Beetle Sphere by Ichwan Noor contemporary artwork
Ichwan NoorBeetle Sphere, 2013 Alumunium & VW beetle 1953 parts
180 x 180 cm
Reflex Amsterdam

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, In Times of Plenty: The Shape of Things Today at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Closed
7 July–4 September 2018 Group Exhibition In Times of Plenty: The Shape of Things Today Reflex Amsterdam
Contemporary art exhibition, Ichwan Noor, Beetle Sphere at Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Closed
26 May–30 June 2018 Ichwan Noor Beetle Sphere Reflex Amsterdam

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