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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Jareh Das

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 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 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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b. 1964, United Kingdom

Marc Quinn Biography

Marc Quinn was born in London in 1964. He studied History of Art at Cambridge University (1982-86) while working as Barry Flanagan’s assistant. 

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In Marc Quinn’s world, life competes with artificial plastic. Playing on the traditions of our visual education, Quinn underlines the delta between myth and reality. His work often draws together philosophy and existential thought. Quinn believes this is the conflict between the natural and the cultural life within our body, two leitmotivs of our day and age. These are explored through mortality, beauty, the crystallization of a moment in time and space, through the interplay of art and science. The artist is fascinated with questions regarding genetic mutation and hybridism. Quinn’s work ranges across a variety of media – from sculpture to painting, drawing and photography exploring various means of expression, from blood to gold.

His first solo exhibition was held in 1988 at Jay Jopling/Otis Gallery in London. In 1992, Quinn was selected for the Sydney Biennale. Two years later the British Museum curates his first exhibition. Quinn is one of the founders of Young British Artists (YBA) along with Damien Hirst. Marc Quinn’s work is displayed in numerous museums and private collections around the world: Saatchi Collection, National Portrait Gallery, British Museum, London. His work was exhibited at: Sonsbeek’93, Arnhem (1993), Give and Take, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2001), Statements 7, 50th Venice Biennale (2003), Gwangju Biennale (2004). Selected solo exhibitions include: Tate Gallery, London (1995), Kunstverein Hannover (1999), Fondazione Prada, Milan (2000), Tate Liverpool (2002), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2004), Groninger Museum, Groningen (2006) and MACRO, Rome (2006). Marc Quinn lives and works in London. 

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Two Exhibitions: Two Collections - Japan Focus Ocula Report Two Exhibitions: Two Collections - Japan Focus Annabel James, Tokyo

Two private collection shows in Japan this summer revealed radically different ways to present and interpret the role of the contemporary art collector.

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Marc Quinn In Related Press

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Baring all: Marc Quinn’s fragmentary bodies highlights his muted, sentimental tendencies Related Press Baring all: Marc Quinn’s fragmentary bodies highlights his muted, sentimental tendencies 27 April 2017, Wallpaper*

Neoclassical architect Sir John Soane was a rambunctious art collector. Since his death in 1837, his London home has been left like a mausoleum. Today, still untouched at his request, the parlours and hallways are filled with piles of his own sketches, endless architectural drawings, and a bounty of antiquities pulled from all pockets of the...

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Getting to grips with the nature of art at Mona Related Press Getting to grips with the nature of art at Mona 23 January 2017, Apollo

Since opening in 2011, the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Hobart, Australia, has put man’s biological impulses and realities at the heart of its curatorial mission. Mona’s founder David Walsh declared infamously that the only relevant themes in contemporary art (and the ones guiding his personal collection) were sex and death. Newspaper...

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Marc Quinn sculptures to go on show at Sir John Soane's Museum Related Press Marc Quinn sculptures to go on show at Sir John Soane's Museum 16 December 2016, The Guardian

Marc Quinn, who famously made a yoga-themed gold statue of Kate Moss, is to show 10 new sculptures at the Sir John Soane's Museum in the first display by a contemporary artist created specially for the venue. The artist said he scoured the museum in London - which is bursting with Roman sculptures, Hogarth paintings, an alabaster sarcophagus and...

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Nature Morte Related Press Nature Morte 7 May 2016, Bohusläns Museum

In Nature Morte, the Art Gallery´s major summer exhibition, we encounter a large number of international and Nordic contemporary artists showing works that relate to a still life tradition. Altogether 70 artists are included in the exhibition, many internationally known as Mat Collishaw, Michael Craig-Martin, Cecilia Edefalk, Saara Ekström,...

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