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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Leang Seckon

b. 1970, Cambodia

Leang Seckon was born in 1974 in Cambodia. Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh in 2002, he has often exhibited in Cambodia and internationally, including recently at the Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale in Japan (2009).

Some of Seckon’s artworks are very autobiographical, concerning his childhood and memory. Some are about Buddhism, influencing social change, and care for the environment.

Featured Artworks

Indochina War by Leang Seckon contemporary artwork Leang SeckonIndochina War, 2015 Mixed media on canvas
78.7 x 157.5 inches
Sundaram Tagore Gallery

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Aaron Seeto Ocula Conversation Aaron Seeto Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art, QAGOMA

This month the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Brisbane, Australia, plays host to the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8). Renowned as a platform for surveying the vast geographic expanse of Asian and Pacific contemporary art, the triennial continues to uphold a long-term commitment to the region....

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In Related Press

10 Southeast Asian Artists Haunt and Surprise at a New Exhibition Related Press 10 Southeast Asian Artists Haunt and Surprise at a New Exhibition The Creators Project : 28 October 2015

Last week, the New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore-based Sundaram Tagore gallery presented the exhibition REV | ACTION: Contemporary Art in South East Asia, showcasing ten artists from the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Vietnam. The exhibition took over a year to realize and had almost 100% commissioned pieces. Curator...

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