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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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Michael Landy

b. 1963, United Kingdom

A member of the infamous and various Young British Artists, who rose to prominence in London in the late 1980s, Michael Landy is know for his diverse and unruly career, which has included performance, sculpture, and printmaking. Landy’s most best known work, his 2001 performance Break Down, featured the artist submitting all of his possessions to a team of 10 technicians who systematically destroyed them. Other works, such as 1995’s Scrap Heap Services or the 1990 installation Market have been similarly critical, alluding to Landy’s intention to reform, from the ground up, the way we think about and make art.

Landy has been highly lauded in the United Kingdom: he was elected as a member of the Royal Academy and has been the recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation award. He has had several major exhibitions at museums around the world, including shows at the Tate London, the Bienal de Sao Paolo, the Royal Academy, and others.

Featured Artworks

The Subject of Consumption by Michael Landy contemporary artwork Michael LandyThe Subject of Consumption, 1999 Ink on paper
150 x 114 cm
Karsten Schubert
Wish You were Here...? by Michael Landy contemporary artwork Michael LandyWish You were Here...?, 1996 Ink on paper
100 x 70.2 cm
Karsten Schubert

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Michael Landy, Scaled-Down at Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Closed
2 October–17 November 2018 Michael Landy Scaled-Down Thomas Dane Gallery, London

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