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Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus Ocula Report Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus 14 Dec 2018 : Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein for Ocula

Retrospective 1965–2017, Beatriz González's exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (13 October 2018–6 January 2019), presents a selection of 120 works that bear witness to Colombia's political and social upheavals of the last 50 years. Throughout, the link between González's practice and the sociopolitical context it references...

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Ingrid Schaffner Ocula Conversation Ingrid Schaffner Curator, 57th Carnegie International

Founded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie as part of the Carnegie Institute in 1895, Carnegie Museum sought to 'bring the world' to the city with a grand building housing a natural history museum, a library, and an art museum operating as a fluid space for knowledge exchange. In its 123-year history, the institution has built up a world-class...

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Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City Ocula Report Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City 8 Dec 2018 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

The nation-state—a nation (a people) presided over by a governing body with jurisdiction over a defined territory (the state)—is either going through a renaissance or demise, depending on one's perspective. There has been talk about the nation-state's end for years—from a 2013 United States National Intelligence Council report...

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Juan Ford

b. 1973, Australia

Juan Ford concentrates on ways to intimate, present and represent notions of an Australian sense of place. Recognising that this is in no way a new thing to do, he has re-thought this, using eucalyptus shadows on figures, and remade figures from bound flora to recreate this experience.

Ford has been the recipient of many prestigious awards and prizes including the 2010 Basil Sellers Peoples Choice Award, an Australia Council New Work Grant, 2010, 2006 Fisher's Ghost Art Award, the 2004 Fletcher Jones Art Prize, the 2003 Conrad Jupiter's Art Prize, the 2004 Salon des Rufuses, an Australia Council Studio Residency in Rome in 2006, and the 2001 Whyalla Art Prize. He has been a finalist in numerous major awards also, such as the 2010 Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize at the State Library of New South Wales, both 2009.

In 2010, Juan Ford was the feature artist at Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects; Melbourne Art Fair stand, (which was voted the Art Collector magazine's Visitors Choice); and in 2013 at their stand at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

Featured Artworks

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Mesmeriser by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordMesmeriser, 2018 Oil on linen
180 x 150 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
You by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordYou, 2018 Oil on linen
150 x 80 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Untitled by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordUntitled, 2018 Oil on linen
90 x 90 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Onwards by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordOnwards, 2016 Oil on linen
140 x 180 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Lost return by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordLost return, 2016 Oil on linen
51 x 41 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
El Lissitzky would approve by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordEl Lissitzky would approve, 2016 Oil on linen
51 x 41 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Black Hole by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordBlack Hole Oil on linen
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
A View With Duplicity by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordA View With Duplicity, 2015 Oil on linen
122 x 107 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Michael Cook, Simon Degroot, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks, Group Exhibition at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
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1–30 June 2018 Michael Cook, Simon Degroot, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks Group Exhibition This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Juan Ford, Juan Ford at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
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14 November–20 December 2015 Juan Ford Juan Ford This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Auckland Art Fair at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
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7–11 August 2013 Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects Auckland Art Fair This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne

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Dianne Tanzer Ocula Conversation Dianne Tanzer Director, Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne

Dianne Tanzer established her gallery, Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects in Melbourne, Australia in 1990. Established as an exciting platform for Australian contemporary art, it continues to deliver a robust exhibition program. This year the gallery is undergoing a significant shift as it joins forces with another Melbourne stalwart, Helen Gory...

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In Related Press

Parents' letters to arrive from the grave as Bendigo exhibition probes the past Related Press Parents' letters to arrive from the grave as Bendigo exhibition probes the past The Sydney Morning Herald : 19 April 2018

When artist Gabrielle De Vietri was asked to respond to Thomas Kennington's Homeless (1890), as part of Bendigo Art Gallery's New Histories exhibition, she designed a project based firmly in family, focusing on parenthood, deep connections and love. Letters to the Living – a time capsule of letters from parents to their children – will be stored in...

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Juan Ford at This is No Fantasy + Sue Dodd at Anna Pappas Related Press Juan Ford at This is No Fantasy + Sue Dodd at Anna Pappas The Age : 25 November 2015

Photorealism and hyper-realism are troubling genres. All too often we're left with empty gestures, pointing no further than back to the painting itself. Where the job of realism is to evoke the lived experience, hyper-realism might be read as painting's equivalent of the heavy metal guitar solo: all show and little substance. Luckily, Juan...

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Hyper-Realism Of Juan Ford'S Degenerator Unsettling And Absurd Related Press Hyper-Realism Of Juan Ford'S Degenerator Unsettling And Absurd Bronwyn Watson for The Australian / 29 November 2014 : 3 December 2014

After a visit to the local store to buy a balaclava and sunglasses, Juan Ford dressed himself in a T-shirt that he splattered with green paint. He made a makeshift gun from twigs collected from around his home, located on the outskirts of Melbourne. He then set up a camera in his back yard and took photographs.

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