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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze Ocula Insight Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze By Tessa Moldan, London

For her second solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in London, Ella Kruglyanskaya's compositions signal the many possibilities of paint.

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b. 1984, Australia

Justine Varga Biography

Justine Varga creates imagery that is minimal and sublime. Although she uses analogue techniques and works with great control of the craft, the results seem liberated from their medium to become more akin to abstract paintings. The delicate and balanced compositions evidence Varga’s obvious delight in the idiosyncrasies of light and film.

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Varga often depicts anonymous and simple spaces, inner sanctums that give pause for reflection. In Moving Out, she pays elegant homage to her art studio, a site that gave rise to many of her works and also to one of her first exhibitions. As with earlier images from the series Empty Studios (2009), the emptiness of her work space is transformed with the addition of a few bits of string, a scrap of board or a shimmer of light into a somewhat magical and invested place. In the Lightform video works, this alchemy of space takes place in real time, shimmering and changing before our eyes.

Varga has achieved significant recognition since graduating with Honours from the National Art School, Sydney in 2007. In 2012 she has been selected for the prestigious Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, and will feature in Flatlands, Art Gallery of NSW and in The Lookout, National Art School. She was a finalist in the 2011 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, and has work in the collection of Art Gallery of NSW. 

Justine Varga Featured Artworks

Ripe by Justine Varga contemporary artwork
Justine VargaRipe, 2016Chromogenic photograph
116.2 x 83.1 cm
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Antidote by Justine Varga contemporary artwork
Justine VargaAntidote, 2016Chromogenic photography
147 x 113.5 cm
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Hygiene by Justine Varga contemporary artwork
Justine VargaHygiene, 20163 of 5
88.5 x 73.6 cm
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Abrasion by Justine Varga contemporary artwork
Justine VargaAbrasion, 2016Chromogenic photograph
147 x 113.5 cm
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Alopecia by Justine Varga contemporary artwork
Justine VargaAlopecia, 2016Chromogenic photograph
121.5 x 99.5 cm
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Cerebration by Justine Varga contemporary artwork
Justine VargaCerebration, 2016Chromogenic photograph
110.5 x 91.5 cm
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Venom by Justine Varga contemporary artwork
Justine VargaVenom, 2016Chromogenic photograph
147 x 113.5 cm
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Justine Varga Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Justine Varga, Tachisme at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
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4 April–9 May 2020 Justine Varga Tachisme Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Justine Varga, Memoire at Two Rooms, Auckland
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31 May–6 July 2019 Justine Varga Memoire Two Rooms, Auckland

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Justine Varga In Ocula Magazine

Great Expectations: Emerging Australian Art Ocula Report Great Expectations: Emerging Australian Art By Stella Rosa McDonald, Sydney

In literary criticism, the term Bildungsroman refers to a coming of age novel. The protagonist learns a lesson, undergoes a transformation and grows up. They are stories where sentiment conflicts with authority, and we love them because they question our foundations and because we were all kids, once. ‘Emerging’ is the art...

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