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Ocula ReportFrieze Week 2018: London, Masters and 1-5412 Oct 2018 : Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
A rush of politics kicked off Frieze Week this year, with a talk between Chelsea Manning and James Bridle organised by the Institute of Contemporary Arts at the Royal Institution, three days ahead of the opening of Frieze London, Frieze Masters and 1-54 (4–7 October 2018). The event felt more like a press conference, with attendees seemingly...
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Ocula ConversationCristina Ricupero and Jörg HeiserCurators, Busan Biennale{{document.location.href}}
Divided We Stand, the tongue-in-cheek title of the 9th Busan Biennale (8 September–1 November 2018), speaks to the psychological effects of borders on individual and collective social consciousness. Co-curated by artistic directors Cristina Ricupero and Jörg Heiser, with guest curator Gahee Park, the exhibition explores the divisions haunting...
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Ocula ReportAnni Albers: In Focus6 Oct 2018 : Inga Lace for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
Walking through the Anni Albers exhibition at the K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, in Düsseldorf this summer (9 June–9 September 2018), I couldn't help thinking about the 1944 poem by American dancer and artist Raymond Duncan, 'I Sing the Weaver'. The poem talks about weaving as a practice linking a weaver's body to the world; a view that...
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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.

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