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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...

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Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger

In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of...

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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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Jompet Kuswidananto

b. 1976, Indonesia

Jompet Kuswidananto was born in Yogyakarta, he divides his time between Bali and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He studied Communication at the Faculty of Social and Political Science of Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He was a musician and during 1995-1999, he produced recording albums and performed in several gigs. Visual arts then became the main focus in the years after, trained and learned to be visual artist by and from the local art community.

Kuswidananto produces installations, videos, sounds, performances and scenographies. Working for years with Teater Garasi, a Yogyakarta based contemporary theatre group, gives a significant influences to the artistic approaches. xts. In much of his work, the idea of a ghost as a forgotten memory or haunting social presence has given birth to kinetic installations where symbols such as military costume come alive with sound and light.

In January 2014, he won the best installation category at the inaugural Prudential Eye Awards in Singapore with his work, Cortege of the Third Realm.

Featured Artworks

Power Unit by Jompet Kuswidananto contemporary artwork
Jompet KuswidanantoPower Unit, 2015 15 human size figures, megaphones, shoes, motor lights, mechanical hand and digital sounds
Arario Gallery
On Paradise, The Dogs by Jompet Kuswidananto contemporary artwork
Jompet KuswidanantoOn Paradise, The Dogs, 2018 Chandeliers, drums, shoes and masks
Arario Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, BAEK Kyungho, Jompet Kuswidananto, Rae Sim, Zhu Xiangmin, JET LAGGED at Arario Gallery, Seoul
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19 July–7 October 2018 BAEK Kyungho, Jompet Kuswidananto, Rae Sim, Zhu Xiangmin JET LAGGED Arario Gallery, Seoul | Ryse Hotel

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Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating Ocula Conversation Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating

Zoe Butt is the artistic director of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, the first purpose-built space for contemporary art in Vietnam. Founded in March 2016, the Centre was designed by HTAP Architects in an old steel warehouse, with cargo shipping containers added to its structure. Initiated as a social enterprise...

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In Related Press

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M+ of West Kowloon Cultural District receives donation of artworks from Hong Kong collector Hallam Chow Related Press M+ of West Kowloon Cultural District receives donation of artworks from Hong Kong collector Hallam Chow Art Radar Journal : 21 October 2016

M+ has been steadily building their collection since the late 2000s, unlike many of the museums built in the period 1990-2010 as part of a global museum building boom and that opened without a single artwork to their name. Barcelona’s Museu d’Art Contemporani, London’s The Power Station of Art and Beijing’s Red Brick...

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Jompet Kuswidananto: 'After Voices' Related Press Jompet Kuswidananto: 'After Voices' ArtAsiaPacific : 31 August 2016

The voices of Indonesian contemporary artists are gaining an increasing profile in Australia along with the region. Yogyakarta is a thriving arts center, attracting artists and curators from around the region for cultural exchange. Indonesian artists appear in biennials and triennials, and are closely watched and supported by commercial galleries...

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When bamboo meets politics: Indonesian artists at the Frankfurter Kunstverein Related Press When bamboo meets politics: Indonesian artists at the Frankfurter Kunstverein Art Radar Journal : 14 December 2015

Roots. Indonesian Contemporary Art runs at the Frankfurter Kunstverein until 10 January 2016. The invited artists belong to a ‘Post-Reformation‘ generation in Indonesia that emerged in 1998, roughly 30 years after Suharto’s autocracy. Characterised by a newfound freedom of expression and experimental liberties, contemporary...

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'Discover Indonesia' in the heart of Glasgow Related Press 'Discover Indonesia' in the heart of Glasgow Evening Times UK : 27 August 2015

Discover Indonesia, from September 9 to 13 at venues across Glasgow including CCA, the Glue Factory, GFT, Glasgow School of Art, the Burrell Collection, Kelvingrove and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland celebrates 70 years of independence for the nation in a burst of vibrant, colourful events.Trend-setting innovator and renowned visual artist...

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In Video & Audio

Grand Parade At The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam Related Video & Audio Grand Parade At The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam Tropenmuseum : 11 December 2014

The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam has commissioned Grand Parade - a major art installation for its Great Hall — by the renowned Indonesian artist Jompet Kuswidananto.In his work he shows a constantly changing world and the way in which the identity of individuals and groups change with it. Dozens of human figures with drums and weapons, motorbikes...

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