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Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia Ocula Report Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia 18 May 2019 : Fawz Kabra for Ocula

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...

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Reiko Tomii Ocula Conversation Reiko Tomii

In 1969, Horikawa Michio, schoolteacher and member of the artist collective GUN (Group Ultra Niigata), filled out the customs paperwork to mail a one-kilogram river stone from Niigata, the proverbial 'backside of Japan', to President Nixon. In return, Horikawa received a thank you note for this 'most unusual Christmas gift'—a muted anti-war...

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Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings Ocula Report Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings 4 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun. For much of his life, Yun lived in proximity to some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Korean history, from which he emerged as a pioneer of abstract...

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Kwon Hayoun

b. 1981, South Korea

Hayoun KWON explores the vast potential of new media technology as it stretches across the spectrum of animation, documentary, 3D, and virtual reality (VR). Weaving stories of time, memory, identity, and exploring and reconfiguring boundaries as the real and the virtual intermingle, she poses questions and offers unique and unprecedented spatiotemporal experiences. By giving viewers an opportunity to personally enter these virtual spaces through VR technology, KWON's works allow for an individualised experience of a story, place and time. Her use of documentary technique in combination with animation and new technology enables a particularly modern take on mankind's continuing philosophical endeavors to define the real, all the while simultaneously blurring the lines between the real and virtual. Born in Korea in 1981, KWON received her BA in plastic arts and her MA in visual art from France's Programme International Nantes Saint-Nazaire. She has gained recognition both from eminent international institutions and film festivals across the world, and is active in France and Korea.

Featured Artworks

Pan Mun Jom 板门店 by Kwon Hayoun contemporary artwork Kwon HayounPan Mun Jom 板门店, 2013 Animation in colour, mute
ARARIO GALLERY
Lack of Evidence 证据不足 by Kwon Hayoun contemporary artwork Kwon HayounLack of Evidence 证据不足, 2011 Animation documentary, colour
ARARIO GALLERY
Model Village 模型村 by Kwon Hayoun contemporary artwork Kwon HayounModel Village 模型村, 2016 HD video, colour, stereo
ARARIO GALLERY
489 Years 489年 by Kwon Hayoun contemporary artwork Kwon Hayoun489 Years 489年, 2016 Video, stereo
ARARIO GALLERY

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Kwon Hayoun, Si proche et pourtant si loin 咫尺天涯 at ARARIO GALLERY, Shanghai
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28 February–5 May 2019 Kwon Hayoun Si proche et pourtant si loin 咫尺天涯 ARARIO GALLERY, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Remembering, or Forgetting at ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul
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24 April–1 July 2018 Group Exhibition Remembering, or Forgetting ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul | Ryse Hotel

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