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Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus Ocula Report Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus 14 Dec 2018 : Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein for Ocula

Retrospective 1965–2017, Beatriz González's exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (13 October 2018–6 January 2019), presents a selection of 120 works that bear witness to Colombia's political and social upheavals of the last 50 years. Throughout, the link between González's practice and the sociopolitical context it references...

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Ingrid Schaffner Ocula Conversation Ingrid Schaffner Curator, 57th Carnegie International

Founded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie as part of the Carnegie Institute in 1895, Carnegie Museum sought to 'bring the world' to the city with a grand building housing a natural history museum, a library, and an art museum operating as a fluid space for knowledge exchange. In its 123-year history, the institution has built up a world-class...

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Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City Ocula Report Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City 8 Dec 2018 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

The nation-state—a nation (a people) presided over by a governing body with jurisdiction over a defined territory (the state)—is either going through a renaissance or demise, depending on one's perspective. There has been talk about the nation-state's end for years—from a 2013 United States National Intelligence Council report...

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Koji Ryui

b. 1976, Japan

Koji Ryui is a conceptual sculptor. Ryui completed studies at the Sydney College of the Arts in 2000 and later received a Graduate Diploma of Design from the University of Technology, Sydney, in 2002. Koji Ryui lives and works in Sydney.

Ryui manipulates found commonplace objects such as plastic bags, tape, shelves, and drinking straws into works of art, unleashing a new potential of aesthetic quality in everyday, undesirable items. Ryui’s sculptures invite the contemplation of objects that ordinarily go unnoticed, identifying the possibilities of contemporary unnecessary waste. Ryui is exponentially imaginative in how he transforms the ordinary into pieces of art that transcend the boundaries of their usual purpose or function.

Ryui has presented work in many group exhibitions including PREDICTIVE TXT at Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington (2005); Primavera 2006 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, NSW (2006); Dynamo Hum at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney (2009); Networks (cells and silos) at Monash University Museum of Art, VIC (2011); and Ten Years of Things at University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane (2012). Recent solo exhibitions of the artist’s work have included Koji Ryui - Soft Landing (2014) and Koji Ryui - Feelings (2013), both at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.

Frances Hodgson | Ocula | 2016
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Featured Artworks

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Birds of Paradise by Koji Ryui contemporary artwork Koji RyuiBirds of Paradise, 2018 Besser block, sand, PVA, found glassware, light fitting, epoxy, tempera pigment
80 x 19 x 21 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery
Safe Haven by Koji Ryui contemporary artwork Koji RyuiSafe Haven, 2018 Besser block, sand, PVA, found glassware, polystyrene
73 x 40 x 21 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery
CMYK by Koji Ryui contemporary artwork Koji RyuiCMYK, 2018 Besser block, sand, PVA, found glassware, found ceramics, clay, water, glaze, epoxy, ochre
107 x 19 x 19 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery
Clairvoyance by Koji Ryui contemporary artwork Koji RyuiClairvoyance, 2018 Besser block, sand, PVA, found glassware, light fitting, found ceramic object
85 x 25 x 23 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery
TOT by Koji Ryui contemporary artwork Koji RyuiTOT, 2018 Besser block, sand, PVA, found glassware, found objects, water, clay, tempera pigment, glaze, oyster shell
141 x 41 x 29 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery
Cabinet of Curiosities by Koji Ryui contemporary artwork Koji RyuiCabinet of Curiosities, 2018 Besser block, sand, PVA, polystyrene, found glassware, found object
98 x 20 x 20 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery
Monster Mix by Koji Ryui contemporary artwork Koji RyuiMonster Mix, 2018 Besser block, sand, PVA, found glassware, light fitting, glaze, tempera pigment, clay
100 x 39 x 38 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery
Melting Tradesman by Koji Ryui contemporary artwork Koji RyuiMelting Tradesman, 2018 Besser block, sand, PVA, found glassware, found object, bread, silicon, epoxy, clay, ochre
124 x 25 x 21 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Koji Ryui, Many Worlds Interpretation at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
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23 June–21 July 2018 Koji Ryui Many Worlds Interpretation Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Koji Ryui, Echoer at Michael Lett, Auckland
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26 July–26 August 2017 Koji Ryui Echoer Michael Lett, Auckland

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It took some time to reflect on Roppongi Crossing 2013: OUT OF DOUBT, and for good reason. This was the fourth edition of a triennial exhibition established in 2004 by the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. It was a sprawling retrospective of sorts, which differed to past iterations in that the focus––usually trained on young artists born in...

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The 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) announces first 21 artists for its 45th anniversary exhibition Related Press The 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) announces first 21 artists for its 45th anniversary exhibition 6 April 2017

The world-renowned Biennale of Sydney is back next year to celebrate its 45th anniversary exhibition. Set to maintain its status as the largest and best-attended contemporary arts event in Australia, the 21st Biennale of Sydney is anticipated to once again bring an impressive and diverse range of contemporary artists and artworks to the...

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