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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Diana Campbell Betancourt Ocula Conversation Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...

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Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Ocula Report Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Mar 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...

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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 and horses meet each other in the middle of the big square.

This meeting produces a huge spectacle of light, sound and movement: drums begin to beat, hands start clapping and from the loudspeakers the sound of the revelry of a parade or the tumult of a demonstration can be heard. Grand Parade is on display until 22 March 2015.

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