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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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Michael Craig-Martin

b. 1941, Ireland

Michael Craig-Martin was born in Dublin in 1941, and studied at Yale University, New Haven from 1963 to 1966. He was a professor at Goldsmith's College, London from 1974-88 and 1994-2000, where he was a significant influence on emerging British artists.

Featured Artworks

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Handcuffs by Michael Craig-Martin contemporary artwork
Michael Craig-MartinHandcuffs, 1985 Painted steel and oil on aluminium panel
172.7 x 162.6 x 48.3 cm
Waddington Custot
Wheelbarrow by Michael Craig-Martin contemporary artwork
Michael Craig-MartinWheelbarrow, 2019 Screenprint
60 x 60 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Trumpet by Michael Craig-Martin contemporary artwork
Michael Craig-MartinTrumpet, 2019 Screenprint
60 x 60 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Trainer by Michael Craig-Martin contemporary artwork
Michael Craig-MartinTrainer, 2019 Screenprint
60 x 60 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Tapemeasure by Michael Craig-Martin contemporary artwork
Michael Craig-MartinTapemeasure, 2019 Screenprint
60 x 60 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Tap by Michael Craig-Martin contemporary artwork
Michael Craig-MartinTap, 2019 Screenprint
60 x 60 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Stiletto by Michael Craig-Martin contemporary artwork
Michael Craig-MartinStiletto, 2019 Screenprint
60 x 60 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Security Camera by Michael Craig-Martin contemporary artwork
Michael Craig-MartinSecurity Camera, 2019 Screenprint
60 x 60 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery

Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Interaction of Colour at Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
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7 September–26 October 2019 Group Exhibition Interaction of Colour Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Michael Craig-Martin, Sculpture at Gagosian, London
Closed
31 May–23 August 2019 Michael Craig-Martin Sculpture Gagosian, Britannia Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Print Project Space: New Editions at Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Closed
1–22 September 2018 Group Exhibition Print Project Space: New Editions Cristea Roberts Gallery, London

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Michael Craig-Martin Ocula Conversation Michael Craig-Martin Artist, United Kingdom

Leading British painter Michael Craig-Martin was born in Dublin in 1941 and moved to the United States as a boy. He went on to study fine art at Yale before returning across the Atlantic to teach. At Goldsmiths College he influenced what would become known as the Young British Artists while developing his own works, which include super flat line...

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In Related Press

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Michael Craig-Martin on Albers, America, and architecture as entertainment Related Press Michael Craig-Martin on Albers, America, and architecture as entertainment Wallpaper* : 11 February 2019

Somewhere in a maze of picket fences, golf greens and lakes, Vero Beach's The Gallery at Windsor is a remote haven for British art world patricians. It's currently two years into a partnership with London's Royal Academy of Arts, which annually brings a celebrated artist to the Atlantic coastline to exhibit.

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Heads Roll review – an exhibition for narcissists everywhere Related Press Heads Roll review – an exhibition for narcissists everywhere The Guardian : 13 August 2018

Portraiture is an enduring art form, thanks to the narcissistic tendencies of the human race.

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Critic's Guide: Seoul Related Press Critic's Guide: Seoul Frieze : 20 September 2017

This huge retrospective of Krzysztof Wodiczko's work presents everything from his early objects concerning censorship under a Polish socialist government to his 'cultural prosthetics' for the homeless and immigrants to his projections on monuments and civic buildings. The artist's lifetime interest in the interventions in public spaces by minority...

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SIMPLE SEMIOTICS: INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN Related Press SIMPLE SEMIOTICS: INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN Art Asia Pacific : 10 April 2017

Michael Craig-Martin is jetlagged. At the hour of our meeting, the Dublin-born septuagenarian rolled into Hong Kong's upscale Peninsula hotel after having unglued himself from an overextended luncheon. It is March 20, a day after his arrival in temperate Hong Kong straight from foggy England, and the beginning of the city's week-long annual art...

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In Video & Audio

Michael Craig-Martin in conversation with Michael Bracewell Related Video & Audio Michael Craig-Martin in conversation with Michael Bracewell Alan Cristea Gallery : 1 November 2017

Recorded on 1 November 2017 at the Alan Cristea Gallery, London. Artist Sir Michael Craig-Martin speaks to writer, curator and cultural commentator, Michael Bracewell about his latest series of prints and drawings, which (amongst other things) feature iconic modernist architecture of the 20th century.

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