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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Latest Ocula Report Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 Ocula Insight Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 By Stephanie Bailey, London

In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .

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(1924 – 2011), China

Irene Chou Biography

Irene Chou (1924 Shanghai-2011 Australia) a student of Lui Shou-kwan and a key figure of the New Ink Art Movement in Hong Kong. The one stroke technique, derived from Chinese philosophy Zen and Taoism which was influenced by her mentor Lui Shou-kwan, has led to her dynamic, abstract paintings—and became her signature style in the 1980's. Upon graduating from the Economic department at Shanghai St John's University in 1945, Chou worked as a journalist for Peace Daily Shanghai. Thereafter she left for Taipei and in 1949 for Hong Kong. Five years later she started to learn classical painting under Zhao Shao'ang, a master of the Lingnan school. During 1960's she was introduced to Western Abstract Expressionism by Lui Shou-kwan and inspired to combine Western and Chinese art while striving to retain the essence of Chinese traditional art. Her works demonstrate a solid grounding in traditional Chinese painting methods as well as the footprint traced from Lui Shou-kwan's iconic Zen painting. She has won several prestigious awards including the Pacific Culture Asia Museum Fine Art Award, United States, 1973; the Hong Kong Urban Council Fine Arts Award, 1983 and Artist of the Year Award by Hong Kong Artists' Guild, 1988. After suffering a life-threatening stroke in 1991 she moved to Brisbane, Australia and passed away at the age of 87. Alisan has been showcasing her works since 1987 and included her in the Lui Shou-kwan 40 Years On Exhibition in 2015.

Irene Chou Featured Artworks

Untitled by Irene Chou contemporary artwork
Irene ChouUntitled, NAInk and Color on Paper
96 x 58 cm
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Untitled by Irene Chou contemporary artwork
Irene ChouUntitled, 1970-1980Ink and Color on Paper
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Impact 10 by Irene Chou contemporary artwork
Irene ChouImpact 10, 1970-1980Ink and Color on Paper
40 x 56 cm
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Impact A by Irene Chou contemporary artwork
Irene ChouImpact A, 1970-1980Ink and Color on Paper
136 x 67 cm
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Untitled by Irene Chou contemporary artwork
Irene ChouUntitled, 1970-1980Ink and Color on Paper
68 x 137 cm
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Hope by Irene Chou contemporary artwork
Irene ChouHope, 1973Ink and Color on Paper
96 x 86 cm
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Tree 8 樹之八 by Irene Chou contemporary artwork
Irene ChouTree 8 樹之八, NAInk and Color on Paper
85 x 59 cm
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Irene Chou Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Embody 體現 at Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
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18 September–19 October 2019 Group Exhibition Embody 體現 Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Forms of Ink at Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
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11 July–16 September 2019 Group Exhibition Forms of Ink Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong

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