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Ocula ReportLocal to Global: Gallery Weekend Beijing 201813 Apr 2018 : Bowen Li for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
Gallery Weekend Beijing was first staged in 2017 on a number of premises, including the fact that Beijing needed an annual event with international appeal to maintain its place as an art destination after the rise of successful art fairs, and an increasing number of museums, in other regional cities like Shanghai and Hong Kong. As its title...
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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 ReportArt Basel in Hong Kong 2018: A Post-mortem6 Apr 2018 : Diana d’Arenberg for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
On Monday night of Hong Kong's art week, the feminist art collective Guerrilla Girls, who call themselves the 'conscience of the art world', addressed a packed lecture theatre at the University of Hong Kong—their first public appearance in Asia. Armed with signature stats, facts, and bananas, three gorilla-masked members of the group, which...
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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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