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Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

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The fifth edition of Sydney Contemporary will take place once again at Carriageworks between 12 and 15 September 2019, with Spring 1883 bringing together a cohort of 27 galleries from across Australia and the region to inhabit rooms at the Establishment Hotel from 11 to 14 September 2019, uniquely presenting contemporary works propped up on...

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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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Marc Desgrandchamps

b. 1960, France

'Marc Desgrandchamps is of course one of the major artists on the French scene. Despite the evolution of his paintings, they are distinguishable from those of other artists. Returning to the old metaphor of 'the window opened onto the world', his subjects have grown richer, even if it’s difficult to enumerate them. Moreover, his paintings don’t have titles. For the last twenty years, they have relied increasingly on photography and cinema. At their inception, his references were ancient and modern paintings from museums, from Poussin to Beckmann, right through to Malevich. Over these he superimposes film stills, photographs taken during his travels and sometimes images clipped from the press. Their essentially figurative and realistic character means that his paintings are no exception to the principle of migration of forms and attitudes set out by Warburg. A passer-by recalls an antique relief or a figure on a vase. These almost academic references to the art of the past are enriched by cinematic references, holiday photos and probably childhood memories. And this process of representation has become more complex over the years, opening up new subjects with every period’s technical changes. His regular work in the studio has enabled him to carve out a niche for himself–it is increasingly clear that his paintings’ realism is fully compatible with the representation of dreams. [...] These paintings are constructed like equations. They show what we could potentially see in memory, not in reality. The realism is an illusory one.'–Fabrice Hergott, excerpt from The White Shadow, exhibition catalogue, Marc Desgrandchamps – Palindromes, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin 2012.

Marc Desgrandchamps, born in 1960, lives and works in Lyon. His works have been shown in numerous national and international exhibitions, including at the Fondation Salomon (2013), at the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris (2011), at the Dialogue Space Gallery, Peking (2011), at the Musée Baron Martin, Gray (2007), at the Kunsthalle Budapest (2005), at the Muzeul National de Arta al Romaniei, Bukarest (2005), at the Musée d’art Contemporain, Lyon (2004), at the Musée de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Olonnes (2004) and at the Centre George Pompidou (1995).

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Featured Artworks

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Sans titre (Jardins obscurs #14) by Marc Desgrandchamps contemporary artwork
Marc DesgrandchampsSans titre (Jardins obscurs #14), 2019 Oil on canvas
46 x 55 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris
Sans titre (Jardins obscurs #12) by Marc Desgrandchamps contemporary artwork
Marc DesgrandchampsSans titre (Jardins obscurs #12), 2019 Oil on canvas
55 x 46 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris
Sans titre (Jardins obscurs #10) by Marc Desgrandchamps contemporary artwork
Marc DesgrandchampsSans titre (Jardins obscurs #10), 2019 Oil on canvas
55 x 46 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris
Sans titre (Jardins obscurs #3) by Marc Desgrandchamps contemporary artwork
Marc DesgrandchampsSans titre (Jardins obscurs #3), 2019 Oil on canvas, 2 parts
55 x 92 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris
o.T. by Marc Desgrandchamps contemporary artwork
Marc Desgrandchampso.T., 2018 Oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Galerie EIGEN + ART
o.T. by Marc Desgrandchamps contemporary artwork
Marc Desgrandchampso.T., 2016 Oil on canvas
200 x 300 cm
Galerie EIGEN + ART
o.T. by Marc Desgrandchamps contemporary artwork
Marc Desgrandchampso.T., 2019 Oil on canvas
46 x 55 cm
Galerie EIGEN + ART
Untitled by Marc Desgrandchamps contemporary artwork
Marc DesgrandchampsUntitled, 2018 Oil on canvas
55 x 46 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris

Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Marc Desgrandchamps, Jardins obscurs at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
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5 September–5 October 2019 Marc Desgrandchamps Jardins obscurs Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, 13 Rue de Téhéran
Contemporary art exhibition, Marc Desgrandchamps, Die blaue Stunde at Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig
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18 May–22 June 2019 Marc Desgrandchamps Die blaue Stunde Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig
Contemporary art exhibition, Marc Desgrandchamps, Latona at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
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22 November 2018–19 January 2019 Marc Desgrandchamps Latona Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, 13 Rue de Téhéran

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