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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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Julio Le Parc and Art That Won’t Stand Still

Emily Nathan The New York Times First published on 16 November 2016

Julio Le Parc, Sphère rouge (Red Sphere) (2016). Plexiglass and nylon. © Julio Le Parc, © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Courtesy The New York Times. Photo: André Morin.

PARIS—The suburban Paris home studio of the Argentine artist Julio Le Parc, widely considered a pioneer of Op Art and Kinetic Art, is a circus of hands-on—sometimes anarchic—delights. In one of a series of rooms surrounding an overgrown courtyard, the artist’s motorised 'contorsions' come to life when a switch is flipped, and their rotating arms and reflective metal ribbons refract light into patterns on the wall. Nearby, mirrored sculptures from his Déplacements series produce disorienting optical illusions as a viewer moves around them, while the projected-light installations in yet another room create disco-ball effects of shifting colour.

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