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58th Venice Biennale: May You Live In Interesting Times Ocula Report 58th Venice Biennale: May You Live In Interesting Times 24 May 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

The 58th Venice Biennale, May You Live In Interesting Times (11 May–24 November 2019), certainly benefitted from low expectations, given the lacklustre curatorial of the previous edition, when different segments of the show were conceptually framed with titles like 'Pavilion of Joys and Fears' and 'Pavilion of Colours'. Add to this the...

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Zheng Bo Ocula Conversation Zheng Bo

Hong Kong-based artist Zheng Bo's social, ecological, and community-engaged art practice has, in recent years, focused on moving beyond a human-centred perspective to an all-inclusive, multi-species approach. He takes up marginalised plants and communities of people as subjects in his large-scale interventions, which reintroduce wildness into...

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Auckland Art Fair 2019: Conversations Extended Ocula Report Auckland Art Fair 2019: Conversations Extended 24 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

The weather was clement for the annual Auckland Art Fair (2–5 May 2019), which was again at The Cloud on Queens Wharf. This year's edition was a get-together of 41 galleries, mostly from around Auckland and across New Zealand, with 5 spaces hailing from Sydney and the rest from Cook Islands (Bergman Gallery), Hobart (Michael Bugelli Gallery),...

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Katie Paterson, artist: 'I do not want to re-create. I want to be doing the next thing'

Karen Wright Independent First published on 31 July 2014

Bark life: Katie Paterson in her Berlin studio. Photo: Oliver Mark.

Katie Paterson and her fiancé, fellow artist Martin John Callanan, live in the increasingly trendy Kreuzberg area of Berlin. Their studio is above their apartment, which they share with their two cats, Missy and Toro.

'It is my first studio,' says Paterson proudly. 'I somehow got it in my head that because of the work I do I did not need a studio, but when I got one I thought: this is brilliant.' It is sparsely furnished: a comfy sofa and long workbench with the ubiquitous large Apple Mac computer in central position. On one wall is a prototype of a timepiece. The work, currently installed in Edinburgh, shows the times on five planets, accurate, says Paterson, to three digital points.

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