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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...

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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
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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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b. 1979, Australia

James Ostrer Biography

James Ostrer’s work often tests the limits of the body politics in the ever evolving analysis of the western body, sexuality, and society. In 2009, Ostrer staged Customer Container; an installation in which the artist used photographs of himself taken by six different prostitutes under which the only condition was that they order him to perform as they wished. In 2011, his portrait of Nicky Haslam in Lucien Freud’s chair was “Curator’s choice” for the Taylor Wessing exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Much like Paul McCarthy’s or George Condo’s seminal works, Ostrer’s series Wotsit All About 2014 form a bizarre pattern of tribalism or cartoon-like absurdity. They are rife with a sense of ritual endeavor and colour-saturated sensitivity; while palpitating with a nostalgia for sweets they present themselves with an emphasis on the potential havoc these items also wreak within our collective life experiences. His works are often a catalogue of self- destructive behaviors, and are also managed in such a way that while transgressing themselves as odes to great works of historical art practice, they become re-packaged eye candy for uncomfortable consumption. The artist lives and works in London.

James Ostrer Featured Artworks

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ED 79.9 M by James Ostrer contemporary artwork
James OstrerED 79.9 M, 2016 Archival pigment print of diasec mount
101.6 x 67.7 cm
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Beginning of Everything by James Ostrer contemporary artwork
James OstrerBeginning of Everything, 2018 Mixed media
197 x 42 x 42 cm
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CURRENTSEE 1 by James Ostrer contemporary artwork
James OstrerCURRENTSEE 1, 2017 Archival pigment print on aluminium mount in handmade rustic wooden frame
91 x 71.5 x 4 cm
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CURRENTSEE 2 by James Ostrer contemporary artwork
James OstrerCURRENTSEE 2, 2017 Archival pigment print on aluminium mount in handmade rustic wooden frame
95 x 71.5 x 4 cm
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CURRENTSEE 3 by James Ostrer contemporary artwork
James OstrerCURRENTSEE 3, 2017 Archival pigment print on aluminium mount in handmade rustic wooden frame
64.3 x 55 cm
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EF 135.16 by James Ostrer contemporary artwork
James OstrerEF 135.16, 2014 Archival pigment print of diasec mount
51 x 34 cm
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EF 145.4 by James Ostrer contemporary artwork
James OstrerEF 145.4, 2014 Archival pigment print of diasec mount
51 x 34 cm
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EF 124 by James Ostrer contemporary artwork
James OstrerEF 124, 2014 Archival pigment print of diasec mount
51 x 34 cm
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James Ostrer Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Terra at Gazelli Art House, Baku
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23 November 2018–1 March 2019 Group Exhibition Terra Gazelli Art House, Baku
Contemporary art exhibition, James Ostrer, Johnny Just Came at Gazelli Art House, London
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8 June–28 July 2018 James Ostrer Johnny Just Came Gazelli Art House, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Photography Exhibition at Gazelli Art House, London
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4 May–2 June 2018 Group Exhibition Photography Exhibition Gazelli Art House, London

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James Ostrer In Related Press

James Ostrer explores race, greed and the tribal elite in his new show opening next week. Related Press James Ostrer explores race, greed and the tribal elite in his new show opening next week. FAD Magazine : 30 May 2018

Throughout the show Ostrer collages and layers both sculptural and photographic elements together to create disrupted and often disturbing images. Within the vast footwear installation is his most recent photographic series, Currentsee. For the central protagonist he transforms himself into a dominant tribal leader, a powerful chieftain of all...

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Interview with Artist James Ostrer Related Press Interview with Artist James Ostrer Aesthetica Magazine : 18 August 2014

Taking our appetite for sugar as a starting point to create images of a corrupted globalisation, James Ostrer takes over the glass façade and ground floor of the Gazelli Art House, as part of its Window Project, to present the unsavoury side of our addiction to the sweet stuff. Ostrer's photographs of human subjects covered in layers of sweets and...

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