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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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Melati Suryodarmo Related Press

Melati Suryodarmo: Timoribus at Shanghart, Singapore Related Press Melati Suryodarmo: Timoribus at Shanghart, Singapore 4 July 2018, ArtReview Asia

Melati Suryodarmo's greatest asset is her Javanese dance- and butoh-trained body, the limits of which she explores in durational performances. The latter range from full-sprint displays of power (as in her best-known work, Exegie - Butter Dance , 2000, in which she dances and skids on blocks of butter), to periods of deep meditative surrender (in...

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I LOVE YOU: MELATI SURYODARMO Related Press I LOVE YOU: MELATI SURYODARMO 4 July 2018, ArtAsiaPacific

For acclaimed Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo’s first comprehensive solo exhibition in China, hosted at ShanghArt Beijing, she offered a group of works that represent her two-pronged practice, which comprises photography and durational performance art—the latter being her key pursuit, and the main focus of the show. The...

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'Political Acts: Pioneers of Performance Art in Southeast Asia' at the Arts Centre Melbourne Related Press 'Political Acts: Pioneers of Performance Art in Southeast Asia' at the Arts Centre Melbourne 25 April 2017, Art Radar Journal

A new exhibition at the Arts Centre Melbourne gathers together the pioneers of performance art in Southeast Asia. Political Acts: Pioneers of Performance Art in Southeast Asia , part of the Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts events across the city will be on until 21 May 2017.

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'An Atlas of Mirrors,' Singapore Biennale 2016 Related Press 'An Atlas of Mirrors,' Singapore Biennale 2016 22 November 2016, art agenda

Under the artistic direction of Susie Lingham, Director of the Singapore Art Museum, and nine other curators, the fifth edition of the Singapore Biennale, An Atlas of Mirrors , showcases sixty artists and three artist collectives from nineteen countries and territories around South, East, and Southeast Asia. Spanning eight venues in close...

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Observing 'In Silence' Related Press Observing 'In Silence' 30 August 2016, RanDian

Every year, for a single day, the island of Bali grinds to a halt. No planes thunder overhead, and its bustling beaches lie empty. The streets are deserted, and Bali’s residents are all indoors, meditating or even fasting. The following day, the new year is celebrated and Bali thrums with energy once more. This single, silent day, Nyepi, has...

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Examining 'race' in Asia's migrant domestic workers population: 'Afterwork' at Para Site, Hong Kong Related Press Examining 'race' in Asia's migrant domestic workers population: 'Afterwork' at Para Site, Hong Kong 24 March 2016, Art Radar

Running from 19 March to 29 May 2016 at Para Site, Afterwork is a group exhibition that explores a wide scope of issues related to “race” – as constructed through ingrained socio-cultural, political, economic, legal and historical forces and representations – as well as its relation to class, labour and migration within...

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8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Related Press 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art 13 January 2016, Frieze

'The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8)' takes as its theme the performative body and – given the show’s wide geographic remit – it’s surprisingly apt. Curated by a Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) team of 15 curators under the leadership of QAGOMA’s Director, Chris...

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8 highlights from the 8th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Related Press 8 highlights from the 8th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art 25 November 2015, Art Radar

On display from 21 November 2015 to 10 April 2016 at Brisbane’s Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), this year’s Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art has a special focus on the role of performance with live performances, video, kinetic art, figurative painting and sculpture. Many of the artworks explore...

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Largest number of Australian artists selected for APT8 Related Press Largest number of Australian artists selected for APT8 9 June 2015, Visual Arts Hub

The Asia Pacific Triennial has become a defining exhibition within the international biennale arena. It will, again, be presented by the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) this November, with 83 artists selected from 32 countries for this its eighth edition. While biennales love to roll out “numbers and...

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Ho Tzu Nyen bags top award at Signature Art Prize Related Press Ho Tzu Nyen bags top award at Signature Art Prize 27 January 2015, Mayo Martin for Today Online / 22 January 2015

Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen beat 14 other finalists from 13 countries to bag the grand prize award at the third Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Signature Art Prize. His winning piece, a video installation titled Pythagoras, explores the idea of disembodied voices and uses scenes from films such as The Wizard Of Oz and 2001: A Space...

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An eye on Indonesian art from Singapore Related Press An eye on Indonesian art from Singapore 7 January 2015, Katrin Figge for Jakarta Globe / 5 January 2015

A senior curator at the prestigious Singapore Art Museum for seven years, Tan Siuli oversees and takes care of the Indonesian collection. She currently has her hands full preparing for Singapore Art Week, which will take place from January 17 - 25; a nine-day festival celebrating visual arts, including various exhibitions, discussions, gallery...

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2014 Signature Art Prize Exhibition Related Press 2014 Signature Art Prize Exhibition 8 December 2014, Sylvia Tsai for ArtAsiaPacific / 3 December 2014

On November 14, the third edition of the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize opened its exhibition of finalists at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), which consists of 15 works from 13 countries—a geographical breadth that extends from Pakistan to New Zealand. The 15 shortlisted artists of the 2014 Signature Art Prize are:...

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