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Ocula ReportIranian Art at LACMA: In the Fields of Empty Days12 Jun 2018 : Perwana Nazif for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA, 6 May–9 September 2018), explores 'the continuous and inescapable presence of the past in Iranian society.' Curated by Linda Komaroff, curator of Islamic art and head of LACMA's Art of the Middle East department, the...
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Ocula ConversationLaure Prouvost{{document.location.href}}
Laure Prouvost's most recent exhibition in New York at Lisson Gallery (9 March–14 April 2018) was a gesamtkunstwerk of sorts. The show spread through the entire 10th Avenue gallery space and included two years of artistic production: installation, sculpture, painting, textile, sound and moving image. Uncle's Travel Agency Franchise, Deep Travel...
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Ocula ReportDak’Art Biennale 2018: The Red Hour1 Jun 2018 : Federica Bueti for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
On my last evening in Dakar, I made my way to Yarakh, a neighbourhood on the eastern side of the Senegalese capital, where I was guided down a narrow sandy path toward a beach where a group of actors, artists, and locals were taking part in or attending the performance Xeex Bi Du Jeex (a luta continua). The play was written collaboratively in 2018...
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Born in Malaysia and currently based in Japan, artist Kevin Chin explores how we create a sense of belonging within the ‘global village.’ With signature gentleness, he traverses cultural and sexual politics to discuss the fluidity of ‘home.’ His practice is based in oil painting, and crosses sculptural and photographic languages to open spaces between those remembered and imagined.

At once humorous yet filled with pathos and instability, Chin plays on our attempts to realise dreams for a better life, be it through migration, consumer travel, same-sex marriage, or home renovation. By re-assembling fragments of paradise with the domestic, he finds the otherworldly within the everyday.

Chin’s previous solo exhibitions at West Space, Linden, Kings and TCB were recently documented in a published catalogue, ‘Safe Hiding Spot,’ assisted by a City of Melbourne Arts Projects grant. The catalogue brings together essays on his work by esteemed art writers including Ashley Crawford, Dr Kevin Murray, and Dr Elizabeth Presa.

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