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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

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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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

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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Imants Tillers

b. 1950, Australia

Imants Tillers has been described as Australia’s most important Post-Modern artist with his large-scale paintings addressing the country’s anxieties about its cultural and geographical distance from Europe. 

Tillers studied architecture at Sydney University (1969-1972) and has exhibited extensively since 1973, considering all his work from 1981 as part of a lifetime series, the Book of Power with the artist assembling small canvases into large gridded artworks of images from Western culture.

Tillers’ art subverts the premise that Australia’s heritage has been built upon a ‘tyranny of distance.’ His work gives pre-eminence to a meaningful experience of culture through its reproduction, appropriating well-known paintings and establishing associations between disparate ideologies and cultures, providing new readings and ownership of this iconography as critical to Australia’s hybrid identity. 

In Conversation with the Bride (1974-1975) Tillers referenced Duchamp’s Bride Stripped Bare and Australian watercolourist Hans Heysen’s eucalyptus trees painted around the same time as Duchamp’s conceptual work, considering these as equally artificial and representative of cultural values. 

Tillers has exhibited extensively in international exhibitions and represented Australia at the Venice Biennale in 1986. His work is held in the collections of many significant public art galleries and institutions in Australia and internationally.

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Featured Artworks

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Metaphysical Detail XVII, by Imants Tillers contemporary artwork
Imants TillersMetaphysical Detail XVII,, 2018 synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 6 canvasboards, nos. 107909 - 107914
70.5 x 70.5 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Metaphysical Detail XVIII, by Imants Tillers contemporary artwork
Imants TillersMetaphysical Detail XVIII,, 2018 synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 6 canvasboards, nos. 107916 - 107921
75.5 x 70.5 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Metaphysical Detail XIX by Imants Tillers contemporary artwork
Imants TillersMetaphysical Detail XIX, 2018 synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 6 canvasboards, nos. 107922–107921
75.5 x 70.5 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Nature Speaks: GL by Imants Tillers contemporary artwork
Imants TillersNature Speaks: GL, 2018 synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 16 canvasboards, nos. 108031 - 108046
101 x 141.5 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Nature Speaks: GM by Imants Tillers contemporary artwork
Imants TillersNature Speaks: GM, 2018 synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 16 canvasboards, nos. 108240 - 108255
101 x 141.5 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Nature Speaks: GJ by Imants Tillers contemporary artwork
Imants TillersNature Speaks: GJ, 2018 synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 16 canvasboards, nos. 108224 - 108239
101 x 141.5 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Nature Speaks: GS by Imants Tillers contemporary artwork
Imants TillersNature Speaks: GS, 2019 synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 16 canvasboards, nos. 108272–108287
101 x 141.5 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Nature Speaks: GP by Imants Tillers contemporary artwork
Imants TillersNature Speaks: GP, 2019 synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 16 canvasboards, nos. 109123 - 109138
101 x 141.5 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Imants Tillers, Imants Tillers at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
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7–28 September 2019 Imants Tillers Imants Tillers Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Like Button at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
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13 December 2018–19 January 2019 Group Exhibition The Like Button Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Imants Tillers, Joy Knows No Mercy at Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
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4 September–6 October 2018 Imants Tillers Joy Knows No Mercy Arc One Gallery, Melbourne

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