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Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’ Ocula Conversation Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’

A group of voices accompanies me in the exhibition. They are singing words I cannot comprehend, yet the warm tunes are familiar: folk songs, love songs, songs of longing. There are letters, too. They speak of the quotidian details of a soldier's life: the hardness of the war, sending money to the family, and longing for familiar landscapes, food,...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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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

Monty by Leigh Ledare contemporary artwork
Leigh LedareMonty, 2019 Oil stick on c-print, unique
127 x 101.5 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, 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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'What we do for money' Manifesta 11 / Zurich Related Press 'What we do for money' Manifesta 11 / Zurich Flash Art : 8 July 2016

Manifesta 11, the latest edition of the roving European biennial, seeks to explore what makes its current host city, Zurich, tick: work. It’s a reductive idea that the curator, artist Christian Jankowski, has chosen for an exhibition titled What People Do for Money.One assumes the curator knows that people everywhere work to financially...

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Manifesta 11, opening in Zurich on the 11th of June, with theme curated by Christian Jankowski, What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures promises to be the highlight of the Spring/Summer European art season. 30 new artworks have been produced, and they will be contextualised by a historical exhibition co-curated by Jankowski and Francesca...

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