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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Diana Campbell Betancourt Ocula Conversation Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...

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Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Ocula Report Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Mar 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...

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Kyoko Murase

b. 1963, Japan

Born in 1963 in Gifu, Japan, and currently lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany. She completed her postgraduate studies at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in 1989. She subsequently studied at Kunstakademie Dusseldorf between 1990 and 1996 and completed a Meisterschuler from Konrad Klapheck in 1993. Her major solo exhibitions include, Sapphire Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (2010); Fluttering far away Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi (2010) and Cicada and horned owl the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka (2007). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions internationally since 1996.

Featured Artworks

Park by Kyoko Murase contemporary artwork Kyoko MurasePark, 2018 Pastel pencil on paper
65 x 50 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery
Rain shower 2 by Kyoko Murase contemporary artwork Kyoko MuraseRain shower 2, 2013 Gouache, colour pencil on paper
40 x 30 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery
Swimmer by Kyoko Murase contemporary artwork Kyoko MuraseSwimmer, 2016 Oil on cotton
140 x 150 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery
Sudpark by Kyoko Murase contemporary artwork Kyoko MuraseSudpark, 2016 Pigment, gouache, colour pencil on paper
47.6 x 35.5 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery
Crystal by Kyoko Murase contemporary artwork Kyoko MuraseCrystal, 2015 Oil colour pencil on cotton
45 x 35 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery
Amethyst by Kyoko Murase contemporary artwork Kyoko MuraseAmethyst, 2015 Oil colour pencil on cotton
45 x 35 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery
Fishing (Morning) by Kyoko Murase contemporary artwork Kyoko MuraseFishing (Morning), 2013 Oil, color pencil on cotton
110 x 120 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery
Sound of shells (come on)" by Kyoko Murase contemporary artwork Kyoko MuraseSound of shells (come on)", 2013 Oil, color pencil on cotton
200 x 150 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Kyoko Murase, park at Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Closed
11 January–16 February 2019 Kyoko Murase park Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Roppongi New Space Inaugural Exhibition: 'MOVED' at Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Closed
21 October–19 November 2016 Group Exhibition Roppongi New Space Inaugural Exhibition: 'MOVED' Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Kyoko Murase, Cloud Shapes Made of Mud from the Sea at Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
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30 November–21 December 2013 Kyoko Murase Cloud Shapes Made of Mud from the Sea Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

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