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Art Taipei 2018 Ocula Report Art Taipei 2018 10 November 201810 Nov 2018 : Diana d’Arenberg for Ocula

'There is nothing more boring than the story of decline,' a journalist remarked at an art criticism panel I attended the evening before making the trip to see Art Taipei (26–29 October 2018). As I attended the opening night of Asia's oldest art fair, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, those words rang in my head. Wandering up and down...

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Charwei Tsai Ocula Conversation Charwei Tsai

Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai's memorising and compulsive writing of the Heart Sutra—a Buddhist scripture that distills the wisdom of impermanence—is at the heart of her practice. Over the past ten years, Tsai has moved from writing to drawing, photography, and film—a selection of which is being presented at the Centre for Chinese...

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Crush at Para Site: What if you couldn’t have it? Ocula Report Crush at Para Site: What if you couldn’t have it? 10 November 201810 Nov 2018 : Hera Chan for Ocula

Drawn on paper by Oscar Chan Yik Long in gestural black ink strokes, Cupid (2015) greets visitors with a sinister toothy smile as they enter Para Site. The strikingly fearsome figure is positioned on the wall of the gallery's entrance, near one of Chen Dandizi's vertical neon tube lights, part of the series 'Tick Away' (2015), along which a...

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The neighbourhood surrounding John Baldessari's studio in Venice is as eclectic as it is incongruous. Sleek, modernist homes sit next to quaint bungalows, while an old hippy with a surfboard tucked under one arm bikes past a Sotheby's real estate sign hanging in front of a million-dollar home. With his laid-back demeanour, lanky 6ft 7in frame,...

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Top speed: John Baldessari creates his fastest ever artwork for BMW Related Press Top speed: John Baldessari creates his fastest ever artwork for BMW Wallpaper* : 12 December 2016

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Rarely before have we seen such a long and varied list of contributors, as we do in Marian Goodman Gallery's group show Animality. The 'cast of creatures' ranges from dogs, camels, fish to octopi, and charts a history from George Orwell to Gabriel Orozco by way of Marcel Broodthaers. Curator Jens Hoffmann, never one to turn down a...

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The inaugural show of Sprüth Magers’s brand-new Los Angeles gallery space, John Baldessari, opened in late February and will run until the 9 April. Having exhibited Baldessari’s work for over 30 years, it seems only fitting that a presentation of his work would open this latest venture.

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Sprüth Magers inaugurates its Los Angeles space with new work by John Baldessari Related Press Sprüth Magers inaugurates its Los Angeles space with new work by John Baldessari Wallpaper* : 15 March 2016

‘A film should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order,’ Jean-Luc Godard once famously said. Godard – the aloof auteur of French 1960s Nouvelle Vague cinema – is a prime influence on John Baldessari’s work, with its cryptic narratives inket-printed and painted onto canvases. The sparse...

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Scrawled repeatedly on the window panes of a mid-Wilshire building, from the base to the rooftop, is artist John Baldessari’s call from his 1971 lithograph: “I will not make any more boring art.”The sentiment is also a promise of sorts from the building’s new inhabitants, gallerists Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers....

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On Saturday May 30, 2015 I photographed the mondo-chic attendees of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 36th Annual Gala as they arrived at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Downtown Los Angeles' Little Tokyo.This year's event honored California artist and legend John Baldessari, universally known for his conceptual artwork,...

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