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LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter Ocula Report LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter 14 Jun 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See 6 Jun 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...

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Michael Rakowitz (b. 1973, Great Neck, NY) has shown in venues including dOCUMENTA(13), The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA/PS1, MassMOCA, Castello di Rivoli, the 10th Istanbul Biennial, Sharjah Biennial 8, Tirana Biennale, and Transmediale 05. He is the recipient of the 2012 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award, a 2008 Creative Capital Grant for a collaboration with Emna Zghal, the Sharjah Biennial Jury Award, a 2006 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Grant in Architecture and Environmental Structures, the 2003 Dena Foundations Award, and the 2002 Design 21 Grand Prix from UNESCO.

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Artists and Activists Prepare Political Responses to Whitney Biennial Related Press Artists and Activists Prepare Political Responses to Whitney Biennial Hyperallergic : 27 February 2019

On February 25, the Whitney Museum of American Art announced the 75 artists who will be participating in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. In the days following, artists and activists have responded to the hotly-anticipated event of contemporary art, which opens May 17, with simultaneous excitement and militancy.

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Artist Michael Rakowitz Reveals the Iraq War's Many Wounds Related Press Artist Michael Rakowitz Reveals the Iraq War's Many Wounds Hyperallergic : 19 February 2018

In 2006, the artist Michael Rakowitz took on a complicated, seemingly impossible task. He opened a store in Brooklyn to sell dates, with the chief goal of importing the sweet fruit directly from Iraq, and packaged in boxes that advertised their true origin. Some Iraqi companies had successfully circumvented the United Nations-imposed sanctions and...

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A Winged Bull and a Whirl of Cream Will Be London’s Next Big Public Artworks Related Press A Winged Bull and a Whirl of Cream Will Be London’s Next Big Public Artworks Hyperallergic : 24 March 2017

The hunt for the sculptures to sit next on Trafalgar Square's famed Fourth Plinth is over. As the Mayor of London announced, the small but towering stage for public art—arguably the most prominent in the world—will host works by the Chicago-based Michael Rakowitz and Londoner Heather Phillipson in 2018 and 2020, respectively.

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An ice cream topped with a drone is on the Fourth Plinth shortlist Related Press An ice cream topped with a drone is on the Fourth Plinth shortlist The Irish News : 23 January 2017

A recreation of a protective deity destroyed by Islamic State and a sculpture of a scoop of ice cream topped with a drone have been shortlisted for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth.Organisers have now unveiled maquettes of the proposed works, which also include a white robe, to sit on the Fourth Plinth in 2018 and 2020.One of the proposed...

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