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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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Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger

In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...

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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 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 of...

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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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Izabela Pluta

b. 1979, Poland

Izabela Pluta was born in Warsaw, Poland, and migrated to Australia in 1987. She completed her undergraduate studies in Fine Art at The University of Newcastle and has an MFA from The College of Fine Art, The University of New South Wales in Sydney.

Pluta's works in photomedia and installation and has exhibited widely in Australia. In 2006 she was awarded an Australia Council for the Arts Studio residency in Barcelona. She has undertaken other residencies including at the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing and International Art Space Kellerberrin, WA. In 2008 Izabela was awarded a Freedman Foundation Traveling Scholarship for Emerging Artists and an Ian Potter Cultural Grant for a studio residency at the Cite des Arts International in Paris. In 2008 she received an Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant and in 2010 she was awarded the Qantas Foundation Contemporary Art Award (NSW).

Izabela Pluta currently lectures in Photomedia at The College of Fine Art (COFA), UNSW and The National Art School in Sydney.

Pluta’s work is based around the idea of evoking a sense of loss or longing for where we have never been or may never experience - places visited, lived in or imaginary. Like many of Pluta’s works, this project derives from personal encounters with certain places. They may call to mind images on the periphery of vision – places noticed momentarily and forgotten. Each depicting a form of aging or decline: vanished places, experiences, intervals or instants. 

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Featured Artworks

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Abstruse terms and general uncertainties (Weathering) by Izabela Pluta contemporary artwork
Izabela PlutaAbstruse terms and general uncertainties (Weathering), 2018 Chromogenic print on metallic paper
60 x 50 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Abstruse terms and general uncertainties (Sounding) by Izabela Pluta contemporary artwork
Izabela PlutaAbstruse terms and general uncertainties (Sounding), 2018 Chromogenic print on metallic paper
60 x 50 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Abstruse terms and general uncertainties (Ocean current 2) by Izabela Pluta contemporary artwork
Izabela PlutaAbstruse terms and general uncertainties (Ocean current 2), 2018 Chromogenic print on metallic paper
60 x 50 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Abstruse terms and general uncertainties (Mirage) by Izabela Pluta contemporary artwork
Izabela PlutaAbstruse terms and general uncertainties (Mirage), 2018 Chromogenic print on metallic paper
60 x 50 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Abstruse terms and general uncertainties (Fold) by Izabela Pluta contemporary artwork
Izabela PlutaAbstruse terms and general uncertainties (Fold), 2018 Chromogenic print on metallic paper
60 x 50 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Abstruse terms and general uncertainties (Fault) by Izabela Pluta contemporary artwork
Izabela PlutaAbstruse terms and general uncertainties (Fault), 2018 Chromogenic print on metallic paper
60 x 50 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Abstruse terms and general uncertainties (Deep) by Izabela Pluta contemporary artwork
Izabela PlutaAbstruse terms and general uncertainties (Deep), 2018 Silver gelatin print
60 x 50 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Reversal (stone) by Izabela Pluta contemporary artwork
Izabela PlutaReversal (stone), 2017 Latex-based ink jet print on aluminium
100 x 240 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Izabela Pluta, Abstruse terms and general uncertainties at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
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9 April–4 May 2019 Izabela Pluta Abstruse terms and general uncertainties This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Izabela Pluta, Paper, Stone and Permutations at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
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11–30 March 2017 Izabela Pluta Paper, Stone and Permutations This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Izabela Pluta, Excavation at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
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3 February–31 March 2015 Izabela Pluta Excavation This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne

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Pluta, Ferran, crowEST and Arps' Melbourne exhibitions imbued with benignity and terror Related Press Pluta, Ferran, crowEST and Arps' Melbourne exhibitions imbued with benignity and terror The Sunday Morning Herald : 20 February 2015

A large bluestone wall greets you at Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects. It's a mural-sized photograph by Izabela Pluta, which looms larger than its lineaments, as if it goes on to the sides, below and above in hundreds of tonnes of bulk. There's something about this wall that makes you panic. You cannot easily determine if you're at the...

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