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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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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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James Welling

b. 1951, USA

James Welling has been questioning the norms of representation since the 1970s. His work centers on an exploration of photography, shuffling the elemental components of the medium to produce a distinctly uncompromising body of work. Welling is also intensely interested in cultural and personal ideas of memory in his work. In opening up the medium of photography for experimentation, James Welling’s practice has influenced an entire generation of artists and photographers.

Welling was born in 1951 in Hartford, Connecticut. He received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California.

He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Source: David Zwirner

Featured Artworks

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8067 by James Welling contemporary artwork James Welling8067, 2008 Inkjet print
50.8 x 76.2 cm
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
Julia Mamaea by James Welling contemporary artwork James WellingJulia Mamaea, 2018 Gelatin dichromate print with aniline dye
36.8 x 27.7 cm
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
H4 by James Welling contemporary artwork James WellingH4, 2006 C-print on Fuji Crystal archive paper
94 x 137.2 cm
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
# 5 (Degradé) by James Welling contemporary artwork James Welling# 5 (Degradé), 2001 Photogram behind plexiglass
61 x 51 cm
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
3661 by James Welling contemporary artwork James Welling3661, 2018 Injetprint on Dibond aluminium
160 x 106.7 cm
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
4176 by James Welling contemporary artwork James Welling4176, 2015 Inkjet print
106.7 x 160 cm
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
2966 by James Welling contemporary artwork James Welling2966, 2018 UV-curable ink on Dibond aluminium
50.5 x 33.67 inches
David Zwirner
Chemical by James Welling contemporary artwork James WellingChemical, 2015 Chemigram on chromogenic paper
10 x 8 inches
David Zwirner

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibiton, God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin at David Zwirner, New York
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10 January–16 February 2019 Group Exhibiton God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin David Zwirner, 19th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, James Welling, Transform at David Zwirner, New York
Closed
10 January–16 February 2019 James Welling Transform David Zwirner, 69th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Une collection de photographies at rodolphe janssen, Brussels
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17 May–13 July 2018 Group Exhibition Une collection de photographies rodolphe janssen, Brussels

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JAMES WELLING: Metamorph (LOGIN)10 May–17 June, 2017Internationally, James Welling is one of the most keenly experimental photographers who has created a most diverse series of works. Fascinated by aesthetic, conceptual and material challenges of the medium he works with black and white photography, photograms, colour photography, handmade...

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