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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Margaret Salmon

b. 1975, USA

Margaret Salmon (born 1975, Suffern, NY) studied photography at the Schoolof Visual Arts, New York and the Royal College of Art, London. Margaret Salmon creates film portraits that weave together poetry and ethnography. Often focusing on individuals in their everyday environments, her films capture the minutiae of daily life and infuse them with gentle grandeur, emotional intensity and formal abstraction. Adapting techniques drawn from various cinematic movements, such as Free Cinema, the European Avant Garde and Italian Neo-Realism, Salmon's orchestrations of sound and image introduce formal lyricism and abstraction into the tradition of realist film.

Margaret Salmon won the first Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2006. Her work was shown at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and the Berlin Biennale in 2010 and was features in individual exhibitions at Witte de With, Rotterdam and Whitechapel Gallery, London among many others. She lives and works in Glasgow.

Featured Artworks

Two by Margaret Salmon contemporary artwork Margaret SalmonTwo, 2018 16mm film, 27 mins
Office Baroque
I you me we us by Margaret Salmon contemporary artwork Margaret SalmonI you me we us, 2018 16mm film, 16 mins
Office Baroque
Oyster/Hand by Margaret Salmon contemporary artwork Margaret SalmonOyster/Hand, 2014 Silver gelatin print and double sided flip book
20.8 x 30.4 cm
Office Baroque

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