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Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale Ocula Conversation Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the largest Francophone nation in Africa with vast resources and nearly 80 million inhabitants, is a place where commodities play a vital role in the national economy and the country's significance on the world stage. This is the context from which the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale (24 October–24 November...

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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline Ocula Report
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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline 13 Dec 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

From 20 to 21 July 2019, Artspace Sydney held a two-day symposium that brought artists in conversation with leading curators, writers, activists, academics, diplomats, and journalists from across Asia. The symposium was the final chapter of the 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS exhibition, publication, website, and Instagram project. Instigated and...

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U.K. Election Artist Nicky Hirst Reflects on ‘Fractured and Febrile’ Campaign Ocula News U.K. Election Artist Nicky Hirst Reflects on ‘Fractured and Febrile’ Campaign 13 December 2019

Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won an overwhelming majority in yesterday's U.K. General Election despite the efforts of artists such as Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley , who came out publicly in support of Labour. Official U.K. General Election Artist Nicky Hirst couldn't comment on the result—the role requires her to remain neutral...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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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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b. 1968, Hong Kong

Leung Chi Wo Biography

Born in 1968 in Hong Kong, Leung Chi Wo studied the complex relations that exist between reality and its perception, working on both oral and visual language.

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He studied both in Belgium and Italy and hold a MFA at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He learned sculptural techniques but was always attracted by photography as a metaphor of the world and a form of vision. He was especially interested by the different ways in which a single thing can be perceived and the divisions that can arise between what really exists, our expectations and our perceptions. He also studied anthropology, which stimulated his interest in research, history and knowing others.

Like other artists of his generation, Leung Chi Wo did not study the history of Hong Kong and knows very little about it. Recognising this lack, he devoted time to studying the city, often discovering it on foot, taking photographs and making sketches.

Leung Chi Wo Featured Artworks

Installation view by Leung Chi Wo contemporary artwork
Leung Chi WoInstallation view, c. 2016 Duratran, LED lightbox, engraving on Plexiglas and steel frame

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Leung Chi Wo Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Café do Brasil at Para Site, Hong Kong
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13 September–24 November 2019 Group Show Café do Brasil Para Site, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Claire Fontaine, Leung Chi Wo, Felice Beato and more, Foreign Presence at Duddell's, Hong Kong
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13 February–30 April 2014 Claire Fontaine, Leung Chi Wo, Felice Beato and more Foreign Presence Duddell's, Hong Kong

Leung Chi Wo In Related Press

How Important is Art as a Form of Protest? Related Press How Important is Art as a Form of Protest? Frieze : 3 April 2017

Given the current political climate, we here at frieze have been reflecting on the role of art in responding to conflict. With this in mind, we invited a cross-section of artists, curators and writers to answer two deceptively simple questions: ‘How important is art as a form of protest?’ and ‘How effective is it as a conduit of change?’ Responses...

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