b. 1964, South Korea

Lee Bul Ocula Magazine

Emi Eu: ‘We have to look at Southeast Asia as one market’ Ocula Conversation Emi Eu: ‘We have to look at Southeast Asia as one market’ By Stephanie Bailey, Singapore

STPI's Emi Eu reflects on S.E.A. Focus, an STPI project platforming artists and galleries from Southeast Asia, in the wake of Art Stage's decline in 2019.

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Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide By Sherry Paik, Seoul

Curator Sunjung Kim discusses the Real DMZ Project, an exhibition series focused on the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea, ahead of the project's show at the Korean Cultural Centre in London.

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Mami Kataoka Ocula Conversation Mami Kataoka By Susan Acret, Sydney

I feel one needs to ask, what role can a biennale have in 2018?

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Phong Bui Ocula Conversation Phong Bui By Stephanie Bailey, New York

This show is a chance to create a visual environment that embraces the viewer similar to how Iolas thought of his gallery as a ballet dance where the audience is a dancer and artists decorate the set.

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Rachel Lehmann Ocula Conversation Rachel Lehmann By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

Rachel Lehmann is not only one half of the gallery powerhouse that is Lehmann Maupin, but she is also an international citizen of the

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Stephen Mccoubrey Ocula Conversation Stephen Mccoubrey By Anna Dickie

Asia is, for want of a better description, the most fun at the moment — being a growing art world and growing art market.

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What Are Galleries Showing in Aspen in 2021? Ocula News What Are Galleries Showing in Aspen in 2021? Aspen, 4 June 2021

White Cube, Lehmann Maupin, and Almine Rech are among the global galleries heading for the hills this summer.

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Thaddaeus Ropac Seoul Opening Fuels Frieze Rumours Ocula News Thaddaeus Ropac Seoul Opening Fuels Frieze Rumours Seoul, 14 May 2021

KÖNIG Galerie also opened in the city recently, while Pace Gallery expanded, boosting speculation Frieze will launch a Seoul fair next year.

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UCCA Edge Releases Artist List for Opening Shanghai Show Ocula News UCCA Edge Releases Artist List for Opening Shanghai Show Shanghai, 10 May 2021

The exhibition is a who's who of the city's artists, with some surprising international inclusions.

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Art Basel Hong Kong Introduces ‘Satellite Booths’ Ocula News Art Basel Hong Kong Introduces ‘Satellite Booths’ Hong Kong, 8 April 2021

More than half of the galleries at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre won't have their own staff on the ground.

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Makoto Aida’s ‘Space Shit’ and More Donated to Hong Kong’s M+ Ocula News Makoto Aida’s ‘Space Shit’ and More Donated to Hong Kong’s M+ Hong Kong, 26 February 2021

The work is one of 17 pieces of Asian art donated by lawyer and art collector Hallam Chow.

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Lee Bul: Utopia Saved Ocula Photolog Lee Bul: Utopia Saved

Lee Bul's first solo exhibition in Russia, Utopia Saved (13 November 2020–31 January 2021), is held at St. Petersburg's Manege Central Exhibition Hall. Curated by Sunjung Kim and SooJin Lee, the show brings together environmental installations, architectural sculptures, and design drawings created since 2005.

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Hong Kong Spotlight: Six Artists to Watch Ocula Insight Hong Kong Spotlight: Six Artists to Watch By Stephanie Bailey, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Spotlight is Art Basel's first physical presentation in 2020.

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Lee Bul's Utopian Encounters with the Russian Avantgarde Ocula Feature Lee Bul's Utopian Encounters with the Russian Avantgarde By Stephanie Bailey, St. Petersburg

Lee Bul's first solo in Russia is a first-time encounter between the artist's works and those of the Russian avantgarde.

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In a Year of No Future: Cyberpunk at Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun Ocula Feature In a Year of No Future: Cyberpunk at Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun By Emily Verla Bovino, Hong Kong

Phantom Plane, Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future explores cyberpunk in 'a year of no future' in Hong Kong.

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‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum Ocula Feature ‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum By Penny Liu, Shanghai

Ocula Editor, China, Penny Liu reviews An Opera for Animals at Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai (22 June–25 August 2019), a group exhibition—first shown at Para Site in Hong Kong—that explores opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making.

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'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion Ocula Feature 'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion By Emily Verla Bovino, Hong Kong

Without punctuation, She Said Why Me, the title of May Fung's 1989 video presents itself as a statement, rather than a question. It suggests a subject who expects no response, a person prepared to m

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019: A Post-mortem Ocula Feature Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019: A Post-mortem By Diana d’Arenberg, Hong Kong

Ocula contributor Diana d'Arenberg gives her annual post-mortem of Hong Kong's Art Basel week, running through some of the highs and lows of the fair's seventh edition, which opened to the public from 29 to 31 March 2019.

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EVA International: Ireland’s Biennial Talks About Power Ocula Feature EVA International: Ireland’s Biennial Talks About Power By Stephanie Bailey, Limerick

If [Koyo Kouoh][0]'s [37 th EVA International][1] took the Easter Rising of 1916 as its starting point, marking the beginning of a revolutionary period that culminated in the establishment of the Iri

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Gwangju Biennale: Burning Down The House Ocula Feature Gwangju Biennale: Burning Down The House By Jeesun Park, Gwangju

Gwangju is only the sixth largest city in Korea but its history has become well-known to art audiences around the world through its provocative biennale, now a fixed event in the international art calendar. The Gwangju Biennale began twenty years ago specifically to commemorate the historic fight for democracy that took place in the city, known...

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Seoul - Get, Set, Go! The Seoul Art Race Ocula Feature Seoul - Get, Set, Go! The Seoul Art Race By Mark Waugh, Seoul

So everyone who went to the opening of the 55th Biennale of Venice knows that the art world moves at curious speeds. You see movers and shakers lost in chat and apparently blind to the works on the wall or asleep on their feet in queues for the ‘Must See Pavilion’. Well one of the slowest moving of these was for Kimsooja's...

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