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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Juan Dávila

b. 1946, Chile

Juan Dávila was born in Chile in 1946 and moved to Melbourne in 1974. He soon established himself as a significant presence on the Australian and international art scene. His work was the subject of a survey exhibition at the Drill Hall Gallery, in Canberra in 2002, and a major retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney in 2006 and National Gallery of Victoria in 2007.

Dávila was a contributing curator in the recent exhibition Primary Views: Artists Curate the Monash University Collection in 2008; and his work has featured in a wide range of significant group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the prestigious Documenta 12, in Kassel, Germany in 2007. Juan Davila’s work is extensively represented in the collections of the Australian National University, Griffith University and Monash University.

Current Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, An Opera for Animals at Para Site, Hong Kong
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23 March–9 June 2019 Group Exhibition An Opera for Animals Para Site, Hong Kong

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A sculpture in the bathtub, a horse on the couch and a disco in the loo are just some of the ways artworks have been exhibited at what is emerging as Melbourne’s most exciting art fair.The Hotel Windsor is, once again, about to be transformed by SPRING 1883, a high-end contemporary art show to be held as part of Melbourne’s Art...

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Largest number of Australian artists selected for APT8 Related Press Largest number of Australian artists selected for APT8 Visual Arts Hub : 9 June 2015

The Asia Pacific Triennial has become a defining exhibition within the international biennale arena. It will, again, be presented by the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) this November, with 83 artists selected from 32 countries for this its eighth edition.While biennales love to roll out “numbers and...

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