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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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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough

At the freshly opened Winsing Art Place in Taipei, works by Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo are being presented in Taiwan for the first time. In this video, the founder of Winsing Arts Foundation, Jenny Yeh, introduces Vo's exhibition.

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b. 1965, Japan

Makoto Aida Biography

Aida’s work has won critical acclaim for its paradoxical mix of bawdy populism and sophisticated reflection in depicting the state of contemporary Japan. Domestic Japanese audiences, in particular, have shown a keen appreciation for the complexity of his vision — his mid-career retrospective “Monument for Nothing”, held at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo in 2012, drew a record 490,000 visitors, while his most recent exhibition in Japan was held this summer at the Kirishima Open-Air Museum in Kagoshima prefecture.

Makoto Aida In Ocula Magazine

Makoto Aida Ocula Conversation Makoto Aida By Anna Dickie and Catherine Shaw, Hong Kong

For more than 20 years the Tokyo-based contemporary artist Makoto Aida has offered an unflinching social commentary on Japan’s modern culture, highlighting the country’s complex norms, and exploring topics from sexuality to war. His works range widely from refined graphic paintings such as A Picture of an Air Raid on New York...

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'Mission [Spacexart]: Beyond Cosmologies' And 'Chronicle 1995' At The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo Ocula Report 'Mission [Spacexart]: Beyond Cosmologies' And 'Chronicle 1995' At The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo By Annabel James, Tokyo

Too many Tokyoites miss the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) altogether. Beyond both the Ueno museums and the network of newer art spaces in Roppongi, this institution of first-class exhibition facilities, a vast pubic art library and one of the most significant global collections of contemporary Japanese art takes you by surprise in Old...

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Makoto Aida In Related Press

Artist Makoto Aida defiant over latest work Related Press Artist Makoto Aida defiant over latest work 30 July 2015, The Independent

A famous Japanese contemporary artist is embroiled in an angry fight with a major museum after it allegedly asked him to take down works critical of the conservative government. Makoto Aida claims the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo asked him to pull an installation in which he apparently mocks the Japanese prime minister, and that they called it...

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Makoto Aida In Video & Audio

ASIA NOW 2018 Makoto Aida (artist), Catherine David (Chief Curator, Deputy Director, Centre Pompidou) Related Video & Audio ASIA NOW 2018 Makoto Aida (artist), Catherine David (Chief Curator, Deputy Director, Centre Pompidou) 1 November 2018, ASIA NOW

Catherine David, Chief Curator and Deputy Director at the Centre Pompidou, and the artist Makoto Aida discuss his installation "Ground No Plan," which advocates a fictional architectural ideological movement including the environmental improvement of slums and the natural emergence of a self-built community, while asserting that it is an...

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Aida Makato 'Let us dream of evanescence and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.' Related Video & Audio Aida Makato 'Let us dream of evanescence and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.' 15 August 2016, Video courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery

Mizuma Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of AIDA Makoto's solo exhibition Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things , on Wednesday 6th July. For this exhibition, at the milestone age of 50 years, Aida takes up the challenge of a completely new set of techniques, forms and materials that he...

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