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Thao Nguyen Phan: Dangerous Optimism Ocula Conversation Thao Nguyen Phan: Dangerous Optimism Tessa Moldan, Brussels

With Monsoon Melody on view at WIELS, Brussels, her largest solo exhibition to date, Thao Nguyen Phan discusses her transition to film to explore colonial legacies and ecological destruction in Vietnam.

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Frieze Los Angeles: Shows to See Ocula Report Frieze Los Angeles: Shows to See Tessa Moldan, Los Angeles

Los Angeles' art scene has a lot to offer during Frieze Los Angeles, with galleries, non-profits, and museums gearing up for the fair's second edition between 14 and 17 February 2020. In this Ocula Lowdown, Tessa Moldan lists a selection of the city's must-see shows.

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Jaki Irvine's Manifesto on Life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin Ocula Insight Jaki Irvine's Manifesto on Life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin Apoorva Rajagopal, Dublin

Ack Ro' , Jaki Irvine's reflection on the fragility of life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, is an 'ambitious, holistic installation' staged like a 'wild disarray of interconnected yet fragmented pieces'.

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Luke Willis Thompson Related Press

The 2018 Turner Prize Focuses on Video Art in Political Times Related Press The 2018 Turner Prize Focuses on Video Art in Political Times 3 December 2018, Hyperallergic

The Turner Prize is famously known as the art world's most provocative prize. From Damien Hirst's formaldehyde cows, Tracey Emin's tampon-strewn bed, and Martin Creed's flickering lights, the nominees over the prize's 34-year existence have never failed to elicit fiery newspaper headlines. And this year's contenders have proved no less...

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Turner prize 2018 review – no painting or sculpture, but the best lineup for years Related Press Turner prize 2018 review – no painting or sculpture, but the best lineup for years 24 September 2018, The Guardian

It took me more than half a day to view this year's Turner prize show – almost everything deserves a second look. One of the best and most demanding in the exhibition's history, I also see trouble ahead. All the artists use film and digital imagery. No painting, no sculpture. The exhibition begins with an open, light anteroom with sofas and four...

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Luke Willis Thompson wins Deutsche Börse photography prize Related Press Luke Willis Thompson wins Deutsche Börse photography prize 17 May 2018, The Guardian

The 2018 Deutsche Börse photography prize has been awarded to the New Zealander Luke Willis Thompson for his film installation Autoportrait . Its subject is Diamond Reynolds, a young black American woman who, in July 2016, broadcast live via Facebook the moments after her partner, Philando Castile, was shot dead by a police officer in St...

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2018 Turner Prize Shortlist Spotlights Moving Image Artists Related Press 2018 Turner Prize Shortlist Spotlights Moving Image Artists 26 April 2018, Hyperallergic

This morning, Tate Britain revealed the four artists shortlisted for the 2018 Turner Prize. This year's nominees are the London-based architecture and media research agency Forensic Architecture; the moving image and conceptual artist Naeem Mohaiemen; the sculptor and video artist Charlotte Prodger; and the sculptor and film artist Luke Willis...

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Four Turner Prize nominees are announced Related Press Four Turner Prize nominees are announced 26 April 2018, The New York Times

An organization that uses architectural rendering software to uncover human rights abuses and three artists depicting social, racial and political issues in film have been nominated for the Turner Prize, Britain's prestigious contemporary art award, Tate Britain announced on Thursday. The research organization Forensic Architecture, and the...

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Shout Whisper Wail Related Press Shout Whisper Wail 11 August 2017, EyeContact

Ten mini exhibitions from various artists represented in the Chartwell Collection are presented here in an exhibition that is smaller in floor meterage than earlier Chartwell shows, but nevertheless tightly compact. While it looks cohesive, the disadvantage is that the thematic content revolves around sound, as you can tell from the title, and in...

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Silent Testimony: Some Questions for Luke Willis Thompson Related Press Silent Testimony: Some Questions for Luke Willis Thompson 10 July 2017, Art in America

Auckland-born, London-based artist Luke Willis Thompson deals with representations of race and violence in his work. For the New Museum's 2015 Triennial, he had guides lead visitors away from the museum to nearby locations that resonate as sites of racial tension. In Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries , at Berlin's Galerie Nagel Draxler in 2016,...

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Postcard from Brisbane
 Related Press Postcard from Brisbane
 27 September 2016, Frieze

As I write this, I’m on a long-haul flight from London to Brisbane, the sub-tropical capital of the state of Queensland, Australia. I’ve grabbed a copy of The Wall Street Journal and flip to its global weather forecast. It kindly includes both Sydney and Melbourne – however, the space between Boston and Brussels gapes cruelly. For...

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Luke Willis Thompson in Auckland Related Press Luke Willis Thompson in Auckland 11 February 2016, Eye Contact

Across the polished, bone coloured, concrete floor of the Hopkinson Mossman marches a line of deeply weathered tombstones, facing east: nine thin eroded slabs, battered with striations from adjacent vegetation, wearing traces of white paint and lichen. These dilapidated headstones, all blank (apart from some faint traces of marks on one), come...

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Follow This Man Out of the New Museum Related Press Follow This Man Out of the New Museum 7 May 2015, Hyperallergic

I am standing in the lobby of the New Museum waiting for Eventually they introduced me to the people i immediately recognised as those who would take me out anyway to begin, a piece by Luke Willis Thompson commissioned for the 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience . I know it starts at 2:30, I know I am supposed to wait here and keep my coat on, but...

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What to look out for at the New Museum’s Triennial Related Press What to look out for at the New Museum’s Triennial 6 March 2015, Dazed Digital

This year’s Triennial at the New Museum, Surround Audience, grapples with this sense of multiple realities, or at least the idea that the digital has diced and sliced the ways in which we experience the world. Curated by Lauren Cornell and artist Ryan Trecartin, the three-month long exhibition showcases 51 artists and collectives from across...

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5 Artists to Watch at the 2015 New Museum Triennial Related Press 5 Artists to Watch at the 2015 New Museum Triennial 26 February 2015, Forbes Lifestyle

Organized by Lauren Cornell, Curator, 2015 Triennial at the New Museum, and the iconic artist Ryan Trecartin, who was featured in the inaugural 2009 Triennial, the 2015 Triennial features 51 artists from 25 countries. The exhibit entitled “Surround Audience” marks the first time that many of these artists will have work shown in the...

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Major Contemporary Art Prize Winner Announced In New Zealand Related Press Major Contemporary Art Prize Winner Announced In New Zealand 27 September 2014, Television New Zealand / 26 September

The winner of New Zealand's prestigious The Walters Prize has been announced, with the accolade going to an artist who has been taking gallery-goers on an unexpected journey. Luke Willis Thompson won with a work consisting of a mysterious taxi ride that takes its audience to his family home in suburban Auckland.

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