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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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Max Ernst

(1891 - 1976), Germany

A painter, sculptor and printmaker, Max Ernst was a leading figure of the Surrealist movement. He began studying philosophy at the University of Bonn but became increasingly interested in painting. Alongside de Chirico and Arp he founded the Dada group in 1919. His collages and later paintings combine irrational and absurd imagery, and his discover of the technique frottage provided him with the means to evoke hallucinatory visions. In 1941 Ernst moved to the USA as a refugee, returning to Paris in 1950.

Featured Artworks

Untitled (La Forêt) by Max Ernst contemporary artwork Max ErnstUntitled (La Forêt), 1951 Oil on paper on canvas
25 x 19.1 cm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art
Two Holohedra Sulfates, Silicates, Picastrates and twins after my choice with chopsticks by Max Ernst contemporary artwork Max ErnstTwo Holohedra Sulfates, Silicates, Picastrates and twins after my choice with chopsticks, 1920 Gouache, ink and pencil, print and collage over painting
28 x 14 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Composition aux oiseaux fond bleu by Max Ernst contemporary artwork Max ErnstComposition aux oiseaux fond bleu, 1973 Oil on canvas
130 x 97 cm
de Sarthe
Êtes-vous Niniche? by Max Ernst contemporary artwork Max ErnstÊtes-vous Niniche?, 1957 Bronze
22.5 x 37 x 8 inches
Kasmin

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhbition, The Secret of Things. Painted Pieces at Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf
Closed
16 November 2018–2 February 2019 Group Exhbition The Secret of Things. Painted Pieces Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art at David Zwirner, New York
Closed
12 September–27 October 2018 Group Exhibition Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art David Zwirner, 20th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A Luta Continua at Hauser & Wirth, New York
Closed
26 April–27 July 2018 Group Exhibition A Luta Continua Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street, New York

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