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Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia Ocula Report Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia 18 May 2019 : Fawz Kabra for Ocula

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...

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Reiko Tomii Ocula Conversation Reiko Tomii

In 1969, Horikawa Michio, schoolteacher and member of the artist collective GUN (Group Ultra Niigata), filled out the customs paperwork to mail a one-kilogram river stone from Niigata, the proverbial 'backside of Japan', to President Nixon. In return, Horikawa received a thank you note for this 'most unusual Christmas gift'—a muted anti-war...

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Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings Ocula Report Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings 4 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun. For much of his life, Yun lived in proximity to some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Korean history, from which he emerged as a pioneer of abstract...

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Manal AlDowayan

b. 1973, Saudi Arabia

Manal AlDowayan is a Saudi artist, living and working in Dubai, UAE and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 1973.

Embracing diverse media, Manal AlDowayan's work encompasses black and white photography, sculpture, video, sound, neon and large-scale participatory installations. Her artistic practice revolves around themes of active forgetting, archives, and collective memory, with a large focus on the state of Saudi women and their representation.

She has documented social groups like the oil men and women of Saudi Arabia in her project, If I Forget You Don't Forget Me, and has addressed the impact of mass media on propagating intentional erasing of identities in her project Crash, highlighting the unnamed Saudi teachers dying in car crashes across Saudi Arabia. Her participatory projects have attracted hundreds of women to use art as a new platform to address social injustice like Tree of Guardians, Esmi-My Name, and Suspended Together.

In 2014 she was a recipient of a research Fellowship from NYU AD and was invited in early 2015 to the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida. Manal has shown her work in Prospect 3 New Orleans - The American Biennale (2014/15), in collateral shows at the Venice Biennale (2009/11), and at Museums around the world like Gawngju Museum in South Korea, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, The Victoria and Albert Museum in UK, and Mathaf Museum of Modern Arab Art in Qatar. Her art works are part of public collection at the British Museum, LA County Museum, Louisiana Museum, and Mathaf.

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Featured Artworks

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Suspended palms V by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork Manal AlDowayanSuspended palms V, 2019 Brass, twill, hemp thread and porcelain
220 x 14 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
I am an architect by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork Manal AlDowayanI am an architect, 2007 Silver gelatin print
51 x 41 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Just Paper (Group I) by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork Manal AlDowayanJust Paper (Group I), 2019 Silkscreen on porcelain and jute
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Just Paper (Group II) by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork Manal AlDowayanJust Paper (Group II), 2019 Silkscreen on porcelain and jute
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Just Paper (Group III) by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork Manal AlDowayanJust Paper (Group III), 2019 Silkscreen on porcelain and jute
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Suspended Palms II by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork Manal AlDowayanSuspended Palms II, 2019 Brass, twill, hemp thread and porcelain
220 x 14 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Suspended Palms III by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork Manal AlDowayanSuspended Palms III, 2019 Brass, twill, hemp thread and porcelain
220 x 14 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Suspended Palms IV by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork Manal AlDowayanSuspended Palms IV, 2019 Brass, twill, hemp thread and porcelain
220 x 14 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Manal AlDowayan, What Is And What Has Been at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
Closed
12 January–12 February 2019 Manal AlDowayan What Is And What Has Been Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madera, 23
Contemporary art exhibition, Manal AlDowayan, Watch Before You Fall at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
Closed
12 January–30 March 2019 Manal AlDowayan Watch Before You Fall Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Sallaberry, 52
Contemporary art exhibition, Manal AlDowayan, And I, Will I Forget? at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
Closed
11 January–26 February 2017 Manal AlDowayan And I, Will I Forget? Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madera, 23

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