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Zac Langdon-Pole: Lines of Flight Ocula Conversation Zac Langdon-Pole: Lines of Flight

Over the last few years, New Zealand-born Berlin-based artist Zac Langdon-Pole has cultivated a practice of elegant, if at times uncanny, elisions. His recombinations of objects, words, and images—poetry, meteorite fragments, literary translations, furniture, photographs, mollusk shells—emphasise, with a fine-tuned lyricism, the...

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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 | 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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John Pule

b. 1962, Niue

John Pule was born in Niue and since 1964 has lived in Auckland. He is largely self-taught. 

Pule’s art considers the Pacific; its mythologies, histories, colonisation, Christianity and migrant cultures. His work is often provocative, for example: Christ’s crucifixion revealed in his large-scale paintings as a sick, destructive influence on indigenous culture. Conceived and constructed from the imagery and material of tapa cloth, the artist’s paintings also acknowledge the dynamics of migration, procreation and settlement, and the vitality and energy of the artist’s and all Pacific people’s identity. 

Featured Artworks

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Fonua galo (pogipogi tuai) by John Pule contemporary artwork
John PuleFonua galo (pogipogi tuai), 2018 enamel, ink & polyurethane on canvas
40 x 40 cm
Jonathan Smart Gallery
Fonua Galo (Paea) by John Pule contemporary artwork
John PuleFonua Galo (Paea), 2017 Enamel, ink & polyurethane on unstretched canvas
101 x 100 cm
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Jonathan Smart Gallery
Okiokiaga by John Pule contemporary artwork
John PuleOkiokiaga, 2017 Enamel, ink and polyurethane on canvas
100 x 100 cm
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Jonathan Smart Gallery
Vahaloto by John Pule contemporary artwork
John PuleVahaloto, 2017 Enamel, ink and polyurethane on canvas
150 x 150 cm
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Jonathan Smart Gallery
Levekiaga by John Pule contemporary artwork
John PuleLevekiaga, 2017 Enamel, ink and polyurethane on canvas
150 x 150 cm
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Jonathan Smart Gallery
Nofoaga by John Pule contemporary artwork
John PuleNofoaga, 2017 Enamel, ink and polyurethane on canvas
100 x 100 cm
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Jonathan Smart Gallery
OHI by John Pule contemporary artwork
John PuleOHI, 2017 Enamel, ink and polyurethane on canvas
150 x 150 cm
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Jonathan Smart Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Rock 'n' Roll, 30 years on ... at Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
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5 June–7 July 2018 Group Exhibition Rock 'n' Roll, 30 years on ... Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Contemporary art exhibition, John Pule, OHI at Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
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3–26 August 2017 John Pule OHI Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, On the Grounds at Starkwhite, Auckland
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2 March–8 April 2017 Group Exhibition On the Grounds Starkwhite, Auckland

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The Telegraph described it as an "ambitious and astonishing exhibition" while Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones declared he didn't just like the art but wanted to live in the world it portrays. He also speculated that modernist masters like Picasso were more influenced by Oceanic art than we might have previously realised.The opening...

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Artists in residence: Where artists find their happy place Related Press Artists in residence: Where artists find their happy place The New Zealand Herald : 23 May 2018

Auckland Art Fair puts the spotlight on this city as a place to see the best in contemporary art from the Pacific Rim. Dionne Christian asks some of the artists what 'place' means to them — in particular the space they work in.

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