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Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World Ocula Conversation Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World

'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...

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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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Lesley Vance

b. 1935, USA

Lesley Vance (b. 1977, Milwaukee, US) lives and works in Los Angeles.

Selected solo and two-person exhibitions include: Bortolami Gallery, New York (2019); Herald St, London (2018); David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); Xavier Hufkens, Brussels (2017); Meyer Riegger, Berlin (2016); Diane Simpson & Lesley Vance, Herald St, London (2015); The FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2012); Lesley Vance & Ricky Swallow at The Huntington, The Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino (2012).

Recent group exhibitions include: Aftereffect: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Painting, MCA Denver, Colorado (2019); How They Ran, Over The Influence, Los Angeles (2018); The Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2016); Aftereffect: O'Keeffe and Contemporary Painting, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe (2016); Don't Shoot the Painter: Paintings from UBS Art Collection, curated by Francesco Bonami, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan (2015); Variations: Abstract Painting Today, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2014); House of Leaves. Second Movement, curated by Vincent Honoré, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2012); Difference, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (2012); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010).

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Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Lesley Vance contemporary artwork
Lesley VanceUntitled, 2017 Oil on linen
78.7 x 61 x 1.9 cm
David Kordansky Gallery
Untitled by Lesley Vance contemporary artwork
Lesley VanceUntitled Oil on linen
36.5 x 30 cm
Xavier Hufkens
Untitled by Lesley Vance contemporary artwork
Lesley VanceUntitled, 2018 Oil on linen
78.7 x 61 x 2.5 cm
Herald St
Untitled by Lesley Vance contemporary artwork
Lesley VanceUntitled, 2018 Oil on linen
78.7 x 61 x 2.5 cm
Herald St
Untitled by Lesley Vance contemporary artwork
Lesley VanceUntitled, 2018 Oil on linen
78.7 x 61 x 2.5 cm
Herald St
Untitled by Lesley Vance contemporary artwork
Lesley VanceUntitled, 2017 Oil on linen
58.8 x 48.3 x 2.5 cm
Herald St
Untitled by Lesley Vance contemporary artwork
Lesley VanceUntitled, 2016 Oil on linen
78.7 x 61 x 2.5 cm
Herald St
Untitled by Lesley Vance contemporary artwork
Lesley VanceUntitled, 2015 Oil on linen
58.5 x 48.3 x 2.5 cm
Herald St

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Lesley Vance, Lesley Vance at Herald St, London
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2 June–8 July 2018 Lesley Vance Lesley Vance Herald St, Museum St, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Lesley Vance, Lesley Vance at Herald St, London
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2 June–8 July 2018 Lesley Vance Lesley Vance Herald St, Herald St, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Lesley Vance, Lesley Vance at Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
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27 October–16 December 2017 Lesley Vance Lesley Vance Xavier Hufkens, 6 rue St-Georges, Brussels

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Beer with a Painter, LA Edition: Lesley Vance Related Press Beer with a Painter, LA Edition: Lesley Vance Hyperallergic : 26 September 2017

'We are drinking beer, right? Because I'm celebrating,' Lesley Vance says to me when I arrive at her house in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles. It is a Sunday afternoon and she is relieved to have finished a body of work to send to her gallery. 'I didn't prepare a whole meal like Terry Winters did for you!' she laughs — a...

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Lesley Vance Related Press Lesley Vance Art in America : 4 February 2014

With no apparent fronts or backs, the forms in Lesley Vance’s paintings are slippery as Möbius strips. Edge becomes plane, plane dissolves. Broad ribbons fold over and peel away. Inner elides into outer, outer into inner. Bulges flatten, and flat planes swell. The impenetrable turns permeable before dissipating entirely.

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Inside the mind of Lesley Vance Related Press Inside the mind of Lesley Vance Phaidon : 22 November 2011

Who are you?A painter living in Los Angeles who is happy to be from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.What's on your mind right now?Picabia. The Green Bay Packers football game on today. The empty studio I have waiting for me tomorrow morning because I just shipped my recent paintings last week. And thinking about starting this winter's first fire in the...

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Lesley Vance Related Press Lesley Vance Flash Art : 1 May 2010

Laura Fried: Your compact compositions reveal suspended abstract forms, layered by series of densely pigmented veils of paint. And yet process seems to vanish behind the completed form... What are the character and conditions of the image in your painting?Lesley Vance: My paintings originate from still lives of natural forms composed in the...

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