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Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World Ocula Conversation Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World

'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Marcel Dzama

b. 1974, Canada

Dzama was born in 1974 in Winnipeg, Canada, where he received his BFA in 1997 from the University of Manitoba. Marcel Dzama's work is characterized by an immediately recognizable visual language that draws from a diverse range of references and artistic influences, including Dada and Marcel Duchamp. While he has become known for his prolific drawings with their distinctive palette of muted colors, in recent years, the artist has expanded his practice to encompass sculpture, painting, film, and dioramas.
 
Since the late 1990s, Dzama has exhibited widely in solo and group presentations throughout the United States and abroad. In 2010, a major survey of the artist's work was presented at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal in Montreal. In 2013, Abrams published the first comprehensive monograph of the artist's work, titled Marcel Dzama: Sower of Discord. Produced and designed in collaboration with the artist, it features contributions by Bradley Bailey, Dave Eggers, Spike Jonze, and Raymond Pettibon.

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Marcel Dzama, Crossing the Line at David Zwirner, Hong Kong
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22 January–9 March 2019 Marcel Dzama Crossing the Line David Zwirner, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon, Let us compare mythologies at David Zwirner, London
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6 October–12 November 2016 Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon Let us compare mythologies David Zwirner, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon, Forgetting the Hand at David Zwirner, New York
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14 January–20 February 2016 Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon Forgetting the Hand David Zwirner, 19th Street, New York

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Forgetting the Hand by Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon Related Press Forgetting the Hand by Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon i-D : 15 April 2017

'Be what you want to be,' Marcel Dzama says of the theme of The Mask Makers, the booth he's curating for David Zwirner at Independent Brussels. 'The mask is freedom, anonymity, a new identity or gender, and bridging us to the afterlife.' The exhibition is rooted in Dzama's own fascination with masks, which have appeared in his work since the...

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Raymond Pettibon keeps drawing over his works at David Zwirner, and other observations this morning in Mayfair Related Press Raymond Pettibon keeps drawing over his works at David Zwirner, and other observations this morning in Mayfair ARTNews : 5 October 2016

If it wasn’t already evident that it’s Frieze Week in London, a stroll down New Bond Street would probably tip you off, as there are collectors on nearly every corner talking to dealers with binders, with iPads, and making the sounds of work being sold. There are also long lines at the ATMs in the HSBC branch here on one of...

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Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon’s Weird Mind Meld Related Press Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon’s Weird Mind Meld Hyperallergic : 11 February 2016

Gumby, surfers, penises, Batman and Robin, naked ladies with machine guns, Diamond Dogs-era David Bowie, bats and skulls, Charles Manson, dancers in polka dot dresses: These are a few of the motifs that crop up in Forgetting the Hand, a show of collaborative works by artists Raymond Pettibon and Marcel Dzama at David Zwirner Gallery.

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Marcel Dzama for the New York City Ballet Art Series Related Press Marcel Dzama for the New York City Ballet Art Series Juxtapoz : 14 January 2016

New York City Ballet's special Artist Series has come to be one of our favorite artistic collaborations in recent years. From Dustin Yellin to JR and FAILE, the series features special performances and installations created by different artists. This years has us especially excited! Starting January 19th, Marcel Dzama will create a major...

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In Video & Audio

Episode 5 | Marcel Dzama and Will Butler Related Video & Audio Episode 5 | Marcel Dzama and Will Butler David Zwirner : 29 August 2018

A conversation about instinct in creative practice that nods to punk rock, fatherhood, and the ethics of artistic expression.In the fifth episode of Dialogues, artist Marcel Dzama—known for his whimsical style, distinctive colour palette, and varying mediums that include drawing, sculpture, film, and costume design—is paired with musician and...

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