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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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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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Leslie de Chavez

b. 1978, Philippines

Manila-born Filipino artist Leslie de Chavez is a young artist who cautiously deals with sensitive subjects like Imperialism and the colonial history and religion of his country. He is also an artist who contemplates deeply about the function, influence and directivity of art in a society. Recognized for his distinguished talent and sensibility in painting, the artist casts a bitter metaphor on the society he lives in, suggesting a response to reality through reconstructing the icons and symbols of the times. Lesley de Chavez’s value system about society and art is firm and clear. He invites introspection on reality through works that reflect hard work and passion, and stand apart in the world of contemporary art that overflows with visually appealing work without conceptual content.

Featured Artworks

The Escape to Being And Becoming by Leslie de Chavez contemporary artwork
Leslie de ChavezThe Escape to Being And Becoming, 2016 Oil on canvas
160 x 140 x 4.5 cm
Arario Gallery
What we don't know won't hurt you by Leslie de Chavez contemporary artwork
Leslie de ChavezWhat we don't know won't hurt you, 2018 White sand, box, 2-channel videos
Arario Gallery
To the person sitting in darkness by Leslie de Chavez contemporary artwork
Leslie de ChavezTo the person sitting in darkness, 2018 Photographs LED light bulb, cadaver bag, found clothes
Arario Gallery
Every drop by Leslie de Chavez contemporary artwork
Leslie de ChavezEvery drop, 2018 Wooden box, pixel digit screens
12 x 65 x 10 cm
Arario Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Leslie de Chavez, The Allegory of the Cave | 洞穴之喻 at Arario Gallery, Shanghai
Closed
25 August–21 October 2018 Leslie de Chavez The Allegory of the Cave | 洞穴之喻 Arario Gallery, Shanghai

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Highlights from Art Stage Singapore 2017 Related Press Highlights from Art Stage Singapore 2017 ArtAsiaPacific : 17 January 2017

It was a festive occasion on January 11, the preview day of the 7th edition of Art Stage Singapore; regional art lovers rubbed shoulders and champagne flowed freely as the city anticipated another annual round of Singapore Art Week (1/11-22) events. While artists and collectors milled around the booths, the 132 participating galleries were busy...

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