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transmediale Artistic Director Kristoffer Gansing Looks Back Ocula Conversation transmediale Artistic Director Kristoffer Gansing Looks Back Terence Sharpe, Berlin

Kristoffer Gansing traces eight years of change at Berlin's digital media and culture festival transmediale, as his final iteration as artistic director, End to End , opens 28 January.

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Taipei Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Taipei Lowdown: Shows to See Tessa Moldan, Taipei

As Taipei Dangdai returns for its second edition between 17 and 19 January 2020 at the Nangang Exhibition Center, a selection of exhibitions across the city confirm Taipei as one of the region's most exciting art hubs.

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Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Ocula Insight Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Phoebe Blatton, Berlin

Images from abroad , Lada Nakonechna's solo exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART in Berlin, considers the barriers that exist between depictions of conflict and their viewers.

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Venice Biennale empowers women, diversity Related Press Venice Biennale empowers women, diversity 12 May 2019, Korea Times

This year, all Koreans at the Venice Biennale are women. The Korean Pavilion is curated by Kim Hyun-jin and three participating artists Jung Eun-young, also known as siren eun young jung, Jane Jin Kaisen and Nam Hwa-yeon. At the main exhibition, the works of three Korean women artists Lee Bul, Suki Seokyeong Kang and Anicka Yi are on view.

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Lee Bul at Hayward Gallery, London Related Press Lee Bul at Hayward Gallery, London 10 July 2018, ArtReveiw

Feminist science-fiction has long played on the idea that women are liberated when humans are confronted with other intelligences.

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Lee Bul’s Intergalactic Feminist World Ignites Hayward Related Press Lee Bul’s Intergalactic Feminist World Ignites Hayward 30 May 2018, Elephant

The sci-fi imagination of Lee Bul literally lit up the Hayward Gallery last night, as one of the artist’s works set on fire just an hour before the private view was scheduled to occur. It was an appropriate moment for the exhibition, as the works look as though they have smashed into the gallery from another cosmos.

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Floating cyborgs and a mutant octopus … the grotesque, gorgeous art of Lee Bul Related Press Floating cyborgs and a mutant octopus … the grotesque, gorgeous art of Lee Bul 28 May 2018, The Guardian

Lee Bul's earliest memories are defined by dust. In a military town outside Seoul, where she lived aged 11, many of the trees had been cut down for fuel, while, under the dictator Park Chung-Hee's modernisation programme, new roads were begun and abandoned. The inhabitants of her neighbourhood's cheap and fragile houses came and went: soldiers,...

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Korean Cultural Centre UK Related Press Korean Cultural Centre UK 15 June 2017, e-flux

The history of what in Europe and North America has been categorised in an art-historical context as performance art is one that continues to be revised and retold in East Asia. The body as a tool, language and artistic medium developed in the visual arts in Korea under precarious social and political environments and conditions.

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Sydney Biennale 2016: big, brash and still grappling with refugees and migration Related Press Sydney Biennale 2016: big, brash and still grappling with refugees and migration 16 March 2016, The Sydney Morning Herald

Inside one of Carriageworks' vast railway workshops, a group of women painstakingly shift sand like archaeologists searching for ancient artefacts. But their treasure is not buried beneath the ground. Instead, they pour coloured sand into jagged shapes across the concrete floor to form artist Lee Mingwei's Guernica in Sand , a...

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20th Biennale of Sydney Related Press 20th Biennale of Sydney 28 October 2015, e-flux

The 20th Biennale of Sydney, inspired by a quote from author William Gibson, is titled The future is already here—it’s just not evenly distributed . This edition will be presented at venues conceived by Stephanie Rosenthal as “embassies of thought.” An embassy traditionally functions as a state within a state: a host...

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Lee Bul showcases ‘micro versions’ of her signature, gigantic works Related Press Lee Bul showcases ‘micro versions’ of her signature, gigantic works 6 September 2015, Korea Herald

Lee Bul rose to fame in the Korean art scene with her radical performance art involving the subject of abortion in 1989. At an exhibition space in Seoul, the 25-year-old artist hung herself upside down while nude and spoke of her physical trauma to the audience. In 1990, she held another performance wearing a monstrous oversized costume that was...

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Lee Bul Exhibits Mirrored Mazes at Musée d'art Moderne, Saint-Étienne Related Press Lee Bul Exhibits Mirrored Mazes at Musée d'art Moderne, Saint-Étienne 17 April 2015, Designboom

For more than 30 years, Lee Bul has relayed stories of mythology, utopia and the relationship between man and nature though an artistic practice that spans scale models, illustration and installation. During the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2015, the Musée d'art moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole presents a...

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Lee Bul searches for utopia Related Press Lee Bul searches for utopia 4 November 2014, Vancouver Free Press

At the Vancouver Art Gallery until January 10, 2016 Adapted from an internationally touring retrospective, Lee Bul's solo show at the Vancouver Art Gallery pulls together diverse aspects of her acclaimed career. It touches on a number of the Korean artist's interests and expressions over the past 15 years, from early drawings of costumes for...

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Artist Profile: Lee Bul Related Press Artist Profile: Lee Bul 25 September 2014, Art Radar / 19 September 2014

From 10 September to 9 November 2014, Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery will present the first UK solo show of works by internationally renowned South Korean artist Lee Bul. The exhibition will feature her early drawings as well as the ambitious sculptures and installations that have made her name. Audiences will be placed at the centre of the...

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