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Ocula ReportSongs for Sabotage: the 4th New Museum Triennial20 Apr 2018 : David Xu Borgonjon for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
Songs for Sabotage, the fourth edition of the New Museum Triennial (13 February–27 May 2018) curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Alex Gartenfeld, assembles a group of works that, according to the curatorial statement, represent 'models for dismantling and replacing the political and economic networks that envelop today's global youth.' Sabotage...
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Ocula ConversationMichaël BorremansArtist, Belgium{{document.location.href}}
Embarking on a career as a painter relatively late, at the age of 33, Belgian artist Michaël Borremans initially trained as a draughtsman and engraver at Saint Lucas in Ghent. On the occasion of his inaugural exhibition Michaël Borremans: Fire from the Sun at the new David Zwirner space in Hong Kong (27 January–9 March 2018), I spoke with Borremans...
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Ocula ReportThe Lowdown: shows to see during Gallery Weekend Berlin20 Apr 2018 : Phoebe Blatton for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
Gallery Weekend Berlin is a long-established highlight in the German art world's calendar. This year, the fourteenth edition takes place from 27 to 29 April, and features no less than 47 participating galleries showcasing emerging talent alongside established names. With many other exhibitions and events taking place across one of Europe's most...
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From the 1950s onwards, Ken Price committed to clay as a material and was a key figure in the rising Los Angeles art scene. His small-scale brightly coloured ceramic sculptures have been equally inspired by ancient Mexican earthenware, traditional folk pottery and the Bauhaus fusion of crafts and fine arts. Developing high craftsmanship, he handmade very different series of abstract and biomorphic forms imbued with suggestive associations. In the 1970s, he moved to Taos in New Mexico where he produced the ambitious series called Happy’s Curios that includes various display devices like death shrines and town units. He spent the 1980s in Massachusetts, and moved back to Los Angeles and New Mexico in 1992. Price often fired his sculptural objects (sometimes functional vessels) unglazed, which he then painted with multiple, thin layers of colour. These were often sanded to produce a variegated effect. He also worked as a printmaker.

Ken Price had his first solo exhibition at the Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, in 1960. In 1979 and 1981, he participated in the Whitney Biennial. His first retrospective took place in 1992 at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. A major travelling retrospective was organised by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2012-2013 and designed by his friend Frank Gehry. He exhibited with Xavier Hufkens for the first time in 2007.

Ken Price was born in Los Angeles, USA, in 1935. He died in New Mexico in 2012.

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