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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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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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Keith Haring

(1958 - 1990), USA

Keith Haring was an American artist and social activist. His work explored notions of birth, death sexuality, and was heavily political. Haring rose to fame through his drawings in New York cities subways, streets and sidewalks before his artwork began showing in art galleries, bridging the gap between the art world and the street. He developed a distinct unique language of bold icons through fluid illustration including- barking dogs, a crawling “radiant baby”, flying saucers, hearts and mickey mouse. Haring is regarded as a leading figure in the New York East Village Art scene alongside Jean-Michael Basquait, Kenny Scharf and Jenny Holzer.

Featured Artworks

Untitled by Keith Haring contemporary artwork
Keith HaringUntitled, 1981 Oil on canvas
127 x 127 x 3.2 cm
Hauser & Wirth

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A line (a)round an idea Selected Works on Paper at Gagosian, Geneva
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2 May–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition A line (a)round an idea Selected Works on Paper Gagosian, Geneva
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Robert Fraser’s Groovy Arts Club Band at Gazelli Art House, London
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11 January–23 February 2019 Group Exhibition Robert Fraser’s Groovy Arts Club Band Gazelli Art House, London

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Keith Haring’s Iconic East Harlem Mural, “Crack Is Wack,” Is Back Related Press Keith Haring’s Iconic East Harlem Mural, “Crack Is Wack,” Is Back Hyperallergic : 30 October 2019

'I saw it, and I thought: that must be a Keith Haring!' exclaimed Alejandro Bonilla, Sr., a former arts student from the Bronx who walked past Haring's famous Crack Is Wack mural for the first time this week. Painted on both sides of a concrete handball court wall in Harlem River Park at 127th Street more than three decades ago, the mural has been...

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A Monumental Keith Haring Mural in Amsterdam, Hidden for 3 Decades, Finally Sees Daylight Related Press A Monumental Keith Haring Mural in Amsterdam, Hidden for 3 Decades, Finally Sees Daylight Frieze : 25 June 2018

A monumental 12-metre-high mural by the late New York artist Keith Haring has recently been uncovered in Amsterdam–it’s the largest of its kind in Europe. After spending three decades in the darkness, it was finally revealed last week at a press conference in the city’s Market Quarter.

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Painting From the 1980s, When Brash Met Flash Related Press Painting From the 1980s, When Brash Met Flash The New York Times : 12 February 2017

In New York at the end of the 1970s, many people thought painting was all washed up. And if not washed up, it had to be abstract—the more austere, unemotional and geometric, the better.Then came the 1980s and a generation of young painters, like Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Eric Fischl, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and everything...

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Threatened Keith Haring mural says a lot about how we value public art Related Press Threatened Keith Haring mural says a lot about how we value public art Apollo Magazine : 19 August 2016

The insatiable appetite of the property developer is a recurring theme in modern city life, making the dispute over the future of Keith Haring’s mural in a former Manhattan convent a story very much of our time, and simultaneously timeless. Painted in an evening in 1983 or ’84, when the building was home to a Catholic youth...

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