Ocula MagazineContentsView All
Featured ContentView All
Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

Fade out copy.
Read More
MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

Fade out copy.
Read More
Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
Sponsored Content | Mazzoleni Gallery
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...

Fade out copy.
Read More

Julian Dashper

(1960 - 2009), New Zealand

Julian Dashper studied at the Elam School of Art at the University of Auckland from 1978. His work from the early 1980s appropriated the painterly gestures of Abstract Expressionism but undermined the movement’s emotional ties in titles based on the artist’s favourite pop songs or places in Auckland.

In 1992 he exhibited his first purely conceptual works, a series of drum kits with the names of New Zealand artists, such as The Colin McCahons. Dashper later abandoned painting for a series of installations that considered the relationship between local and international arts practices, alluding to artists as rock stars and constructing drum kits with targets on them that imitated paintings by Jasper Johns, but were constructed with applied vinyl. He also commented on New Zealand’s cultural distance, developing an international practice from Auckland, negotiating a cover feature of himself in Art Forum.

Featured Artworks

View All (14)
Untitled (Neon Piece) by Julian Dashper contemporary artwork
Julian DashperUntitled (Neon Piece), 2008 White neon
150 x 100 cm
Michael Lett
Floral Poles by Julian Dashper contemporary artwork
Julian DashperFloral Poles, 1992 Silver gelatin print, gold frame
Michael Lett
Untitled by Julian Dashper contemporary artwork
Julian DashperUntitled, 1993 drum head with cut out, sprayed white paint
Michael Lett
Untitled by Julian Dashper contemporary artwork
Julian DashperUntitled, 2005 Silkscreen print on paper
Michael Lett
Untitled (Simone) by Julian Dashper contemporary artwork
Julian DashperUntitled (Simone), 1987 Silver gelatin print
Michael Lett
Floral Poles by Julian Dashper contemporary artwork
Julian DashperFloral Poles, 1992 Commercially printed canvas, custom stretcher
Michael Lett
Untitled by Julian Dashper contemporary artwork
Julian DashperUntitled, 1996 Acrylic on canvas board
Michael Lett

Recent Exhibitions

View All (6)
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Modern Nature at Michael Lett, Auckland
Closed
14 May–15 June 2019 Group Exhibition Modern Nature Michael Lett, Auckland
Contemporary art exhibition, Julian Dashper, Dashper again and again, again at Michael Lett, Auckland
Closed
4 May–4 June 2016 Julian Dashper Dashper again and again, again Michael Lett, Auckland

Represented By

In Ocula Magazine

Julian Dashper: Calling the future Ocula Report Julian Dashper: Calling the future 17 February 2016

Julian Dashper was born on a leap day in 1960. Monday 29 February 2016 would have been his fifty-sixth birthday. Or his fourteenth, depending on how you work the calendar calculations. Simultaneously older and younger, Dashper's leap year birth anticipated the basic elements of his art practice: absence and presence, addition and subtraction, a...

Fade out copy.
Read More

In Related Press

Shout Whisper Wail Related Press Shout Whisper Wail EyeContact : 11 August 2017

Ten mini exhibitions from various artists represented in the Chartwell Collection are presented here in an exhibition that is smaller in floor meterage than earlier Chartwell shows, but nevertheless tightly compact. While it looks cohesive, the disadvantage is that the thematic content revolves around sound, as you can tell from the title, and in...

Fade out copy.
Read More

Sign up to be notified when new artworks and exhibitions by Julian Dashper are added to Ocula.

WeChat

Scan the QR Code via WeChat to follow Ocula's official account.

Scan to follow Ocula on WeChat.
iCal GoogleYahooOutlook