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Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global Ocula Conversation Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global

French gallerist Almine Rech-Picasso opened her first space in Asia on Shanghai's historic Bund in July this year, bringing her eponymous gallery's total locations to five. The Shanghai gallery occupies roughly 4,000 square feet on the second floor of the three-storey Amber Building, a beautiful warehouse space, originally occupied by the Central...

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From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut Ocula Report From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut 8 Nov 2019 : Nat Muller for Ocula

There's an inside joke amongst the team of Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts: that every time an edition of its biennial forum on cultural practices is planned, a national crisis happens. The eighth edition of Home Works was no different: it opened on 17 October amidst the most devastating wildfires that Lebanon had witnessed...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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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...

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Julie Mehretu

b. 1970, Ethiopia

Known for her densely layered drawings and paintings, Julie Mehretu engages with ideas of mapping and architecture. The networks that form are the result of aerial images, architectural plans and grids superimposed into an abstract pattern. The local and geographic specificity of these images are replaced by formal concerns of composition and colour. Mehretu's works continues a conversation with Constructivist and Futurist practices of early modernism. Their political ideologies and utopias are reframed in the context of contemporary society.

Mehretu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The artist graduated with a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and in 2007 was awarded the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin. She has exhibited internationally including MOMA, New York; Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis; Bienal de Sao Paulo and the Istanbul Biennial.

Featured Artworks

Six Bardos: Last Breath by Julie Mehretu contemporary artwork
Julie MehretuSix Bardos: Last Breath, 2018 4 colour aquatint
128 x 185.7 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery
Untitled by Julie Mehretu contemporary artwork
Julie MehretuUntitled, 2012 Ink, graphite, and acrylic on linen
91.44 x 121.92 x 5.08 cm
Sprüth Magers

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Tacita Dean, Julie Mehretu, Tacita Dean & Julie Mehretu at Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
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8 June–20 July 2018 Tacita Dean, Julie Mehretu Tacita Dean & Julie Mehretu Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris

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Julie Mehretu makes her mark at Kettle’s Yard Related Press Julie Mehretu makes her mark at Kettle’s Yard Apollo : 13 February 2019

Julie Mehretu has never shied away from making art on a monumental scale. In 2016–17, the Ethiopian-American artist relocated her studio to an abandoned church in Harlem to complete the enormous paintings that comprised her commission for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, HOWL, eon (I, II) (2017).

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JULIE MEHRETU with Allie Biswas Related Press JULIE MEHRETU with Allie Biswas The Brooklyn Rail : 5 February 2019

On the occasion of her current exhibition at Kettle's Yard, Julie Mehretu spoke with me about her work from the past two decades. The images she has been creating during this time, in the form of paintings and drawings, consider the world we live in today through references to cities, architectural sites, geo-political events, and histories. She...

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Julie Mehretu Talks Music, Manifest Destiny, and Her Massive Mural for SFMOMA Related Press Julie Mehretu Talks Music, Manifest Destiny, and Her Massive Mural for SFMOMA Hyperallergic : 6 October 2017

In her latest work, HOWL, eon (I, II) (2017), commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Mehretu set out to explore the vast landscapes and violent history of the American West. The two paintings now hang in SFMOMA's lobby, accessible to the public free of charge. Mehretu worked on the vast canvases flanking the museum's stairway, each...

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Julie Mehretu on her influeces, auction pressure and new paintings Related Press Julie Mehretu on her influeces, auction pressure and new paintings The New York Times : 29 September 2016

At first glance, the paintings on the walls may not look all that different from what Julie Mehretu has done before. There are the marks, the layering, the allusions to current events.But walking through her show, which opened last week at Marian Goodman Gallery on West 57th Street, Ms. Mehretu said that the paintings represent something of a...

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