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Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia Ocula Report Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia 18 May 2019 : Fawz Kabra for Ocula

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...

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Reiko Tomii Ocula Conversation Reiko Tomii

In 1969, Horikawa Michio, schoolteacher and member of the artist collective GUN (Group Ultra Niigata), filled out the customs paperwork to mail a one-kilogram river stone from Niigata, the proverbial 'backside of Japan', to President Nixon. In return, Horikawa received a thank you note for this 'most unusual Christmas gift'—a muted anti-war...

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Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings Ocula Report Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings 4 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun. For much of his life, Yun lived in proximity to some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Korean history, from which he emerged as a pioneer of abstract...

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The 11th Gwangju Biennale: An interview with Maria Lind, artistic director, and Michelle Wong, assistant curator

Carla Ingrasciotta My Art Guides First published on 22 August 2016
Michelle Wong, researcher at Asia Art Archive. Image courtesy of My Art Guides. 

Could you tell us something more about the concept The Eight Climate (What does art do?), this year’s biennial theme?

Maria Lind: Imagine that you are walking on a ramp leading from one floor to the next in a big exhibition space. In the corner of your eye you notice something on the long smooth white wall: in one place it looks like cracks, with the wall paint peeling off, and in other places it is a black thread seemingly stitching the wall together. Something is falling apart and is being repaired, at the same time. This is the subtle GB11 installation by Mumbai-based artist Prajakta Potnis who is interested in how we experience space, its evocative qualities. Art sensitizes you to discreet and yet structurally important things, just as it sometimes interferes head on in power structures. 

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