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Net Art's Archival Poetics at the New Museum Ocula Report Net Art's Archival Poetics at the New Museum 23 Feb 2019 : Banyi Huang for Ocula

How should net art be classified, historicised, and exhibited, when time has elapsed between its initial production and its latter presentation? On view at the New Museum from 22 January to 26 May 2019, The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics presents 16 seminal artworks from Net Art Anthology, an ambitious two-year initiative undertaken...

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Xi Bei Ocula Conversation Xi Bei Artistic Director, Times Art Center Berlin

Times Art Center Berlin is a non-profit art institution located in the Potsdamer Strasse Art District of Berlin. It was founded in July 2018 by the Guangdong Times Museum, a non-profit private art museum in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region of China, making this the first parallel institution founded overseas by an Asia-based art museum. Its...

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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Iakovos 'Jake'  and Konstantinos 'Dinos' Chapman are English artists who began collaborating in 1991. Their works are often grotesque and violent scenes of war recreated in miniature figurines. The brothers first came to prominence with their show The Rape of Creativity, where they acquired a collection of Goya's The Disasters of War etchings. These they overpainted with demented Ronald McDonalds and Hitler imagined as a clown. The brothers were criticised as provoking the institutions of art history through defacement, yet the iconoclastic intent of the pair have remained strong.

Dealing with the subjects of war, pornography, and capitalism the artists combine religious, historic and fictional narratives to create a dystopian vision of the near future. The sensitivity of these topics attest to the relevance of such themes throughout history. Other major works include 'Hell', 'Fucking Hell', 'Like a Dog Returns to Its Vomit', and 'Little Death Machine (Castrated)'.

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Bedtime Tales for Sleepless Nights by Jake & Dinos Chapman contemporary artwork Jake & Dinos ChapmanBedtime Tales for Sleepless Nights, 2013 Portfolio of 15 etchings
43.3 x 35.2 cm
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British artists and brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman, part of the YBA generation that rose to fame in the 1990s, are to have their first major solo show in Turkey next year. In the Realm of the Senseless opens at Arter, a private museum in Istanbul run by the Turkish billionaire and collector and Omer Koç, on 10 February (until 7 May).

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Double vision: the artist duos who think as one Related Press Double vision: the artist duos who think as one The Guardian : 7 June 2016

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Jake and Dinos Chapman: How we made 'Hell' Related Press Jake and Dinos Chapman: How we made 'Hell' The Guardian : 16 June 2015

A lot of people seem to think Hell is about the Holocaust – but it’s the absolute inverse of that. It’s the Nazis who are being subjected to industrial genocide. Which means people aren’t actually looking at it.The idea came from chaos, the mess of our conversations, though we never really had anything to say. It’s...

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