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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ By Jareh Das, New York

Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...

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Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements Ocula Report Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements By Radha Mahendru, Dhaka

Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.

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Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist Ocula Insight Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist By Sherry Paik, New York

Guo Hongwei's recent watercolour paintings, showing at Chambers Fine Art in New York from 3 March, trigger pareidolia—the phenomenon of seeing random objects or patterns where they do not exist.

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SHA SHA SHA LIANG SHAOJI Related Press SHA SHA SHA LIANG SHAOJI 1 June 2017, ArtAsiaPacific

Silkworms are surprisingly noisy creatures. For proof, look no further than Liang Shaoji's Moon Garden (2015), a single-channel video work that captures the caterpillars' instinctive, relentless chomping of mulberry leaves and movement as they spin raw silk. Recorded by Liang as he lay on the floor to film the creatures, as if himself a...

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Liang Shaoji Related Press Liang Shaoji 1 June 2015, ArtReview

Last October, when Liang Shaoji's exhibition Back to Origin was on show at ShanghART Gallery in Shanghai, I was coincidentally reading Catching the Big Fish (2006), David Lynch's book on meditation and creativity. In it, the American film director says: 'Ideas are like fish... if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper.' Over...

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Five rising stars  of Chinese contemporary art Related Press Five rising stars of Chinese contemporary art 13 March 2015, Christies

To mark the opening of Art Basel Hong Kong and our Asia+ sales, five international curators each tip the Chinese contemporary artist they feel most excited about right now. Lu Yang Recommended by David Elliot, curator of the Hayward Gallery's Art From Elsewhere exhibition (currently at the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery) 'At last, women...

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The art of a silkworm's weave by Liang Shaoji Related Press The art of a silkworm's weave by Liang Shaoji 22 November 2012, designboom

On show at the Hayward Gallery in London as part of the Art of Change: New Directions from China exhibition is the work of Chinese artist Liang Shaoji, well known for infusing elements of nature in his installations. The exposition presents a selection of works from his 'Nature Series' which Shaoji began in 1988 where he orchestrated the...

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