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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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Leigh Ledare

b. 1976, USA

Leigh Ledare’s multidisciplinary work regularly utilizes photography, the archive, text, and film. His nuanced negotiation of the relationship between artist and subject gives rise to a complex and thoughtful body of work, questioning notions of subjectivity and the performative aspect of identity. Revealing shifting asymmetries in human agency relative to social frameworks and systems of communication, Ledare’s practice considers the effective means they use to reproduce themselves. Ledare rejects the notion that as historical subjects we are able to stand fully outside of culture to comment upon it.

Born in Seattle, Washington in 1976, Leigh Ledare received his MFA from Columbia University in 2008. His work has been widely exhibited in solo surveys at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, 2013; WIELS, Brussels, 2012; and at The Box, Los Angeles, 2012; Pilar Corrias, London, 2012; The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, 2010; Les Rencontres de Arles, Arles, 2009; and Rivington Arms Gallery, New York, 2008. His work has appeared in group shows at Metro Pictures, New York; Shirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2012; PS1/MoMA, New York, 2010; Swiss Institute New York, 2009; and Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, 2008.

Featured Artworks

The Walk by Leigh Ledare contemporary artwork Leigh LedareThe Walk, 2016 Glass, caulk, found postcards, page from R.D. Laing’s book 'Knots', paint, food, 3 collages
34.9 x 22.8 cm
Office Baroque
The Walk by Leigh Ledare contemporary artwork Leigh LedareThe Walk, 2016 Glass, caulk, found postcards, page from R.D. Laing’s book 'Knots', paint, soap, excrements, 3 collages
34.9 x 22.8 cm
Office Baroque

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Une collection de photographies at rodolphe janssen, Brussels
Closed
17 May–13 July 2018 Group Exhibition Une collection de photographies rodolphe janssen, Brussels

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