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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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Julian Hooper

b. 1966, New Zealand

Born in Auckland, 1966, of mixed Hungarian and Tongan heritage, Julian has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and Australia since 1990. In 2010, Hooper’s work was shown at the Flinders University City Gallery, in Apart we are together, Adelaide International, 2010 curated by Victoria Lynn. Hooper was also included in the Queensland Art Gallery’s Unnerved: The New Zealand Project.

Hooper’s work is in the collection of the Queensland Art Gallery and in major museum collections throughout New Zealand such as the Chartwell Collection, Auckland City Art Gallery, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the University of Auckland Collection, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. 

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Julian Hooper at Gallery 9, Sydney Ocula Insight Julian Hooper at Gallery 9, Sydney 7 March 2016

Auckland born artist, Julian Hooper is becoming increasingly well known for his highly individual paintings. Drawing on a vast store of personal memory and imagery, his work, while close to contemporary abstraction and traditional painting territories, is unique and often surprising. In this Ocula Insight, Hooper discusses his latest exhibition,...

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Julian Hooper: Sliding Doors Related Press Julian Hooper: Sliding Doors Vault Magazine : 10 November 2016

When we speak a few weeks out from Julian Hooper’s September exhibition at Ivan Anthony in Auckland, he still hasn’t settled on a title for the show. We both agree that a good title can’t be forced. It becomes part of the artwork, adding to the layers of meaning, but as Hooper explains, a good title doesn’t 'blow the cover' of thework. It is...

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