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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Diana Campbell Betancourt Ocula Conversation Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...

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Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Ocula Report Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Mar 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...

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Michail Pirgelis

b. 1976, Germany

Michail Pirgelis ( b. 1976, Essen) lives and works in Cologne. In 2010 he received the Audi Art Award for New Positions at Art Cologne and was an artist in residence at Schloss Ringenberg. In 2008 he was the first recipient to be awarded the Adolf Loos Prize from the Van den Valentyn Foundation, Cologne. In 2007 he was awarded the Villa Romana Prize in Florence. In 2011 Pirgelis’ work was shown in a solo exhibition at the Artothek in Cologne. He has participated in group exhibitions at Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf, 2005, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2010, Thessaloniki Biennale, 2011, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, 2012, and Istanbul Modern, 2013, amongst others.

Featured Artworks

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They already have a Seat by Michail Pirgelis contemporary artwork Michail PirgelisThey already have a Seat, 2017 Aluminium, titanium, rubber
96 x 236 x 16 cm
Sprüth Magers
Alias by Michail Pirgelis contemporary artwork Michail PirgelisAlias, 2017 Aluminium, titanium, lacquer
84 x 62 x 14.5 cm
Sprüth Magers
Dandy Dog by Michail Pirgelis contemporary artwork Michail PirgelisDandy Dog, 2016 Aluminium, titan, lacquer
80.5 x 65.5 x 3.5 cm
Sprüth Magers
True West by Michail Pirgelis contemporary artwork Michail PirgelisTrue West, 2015 Aluminium, titan, laquer
143 x 126 x 4 cm
Sprüth Magers
Among the park by Michail Pirgelis contemporary artwork Michail PirgelisAmong the park, 2006 Aluminium, titan, lacquer, fibreglass, belts
80 x 380 x 419 cm
Sprüth Magers
Untitled IV by Michail Pirgelis contemporary artwork Michail PirgelisUntitled IV, 2014 Aluminium, titan, lacquer
55 x 52 x 89 cm
Sprüth Magers
Never ending story I by Michail Pirgelis contemporary artwork Michail PirgelisNever ending story I, 2014 Aluminium, titan, lacquer
272 x 211 x 5 cm
Sprüth Magers
Rollfeld by Michail Pirgelis contemporary artwork Michail PirgelisRollfeld, 2006 Rollfeld
Sprüth Magers

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, David Ostrowski, Michail Pirgelis, Nothing Happened at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
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15 November–23 December 2016 David Ostrowski, Michail Pirgelis Nothing Happened Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Michail Pirgelis, Adopted at Sprüth Magers, Berlin
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7 February–8 March 2014 Michail Pirgelis Adopted Sprüth Magers, Berlin

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Michail Pirgelis and David Ostrowski's visual affinities come into focus Related Press Michail Pirgelis and David Ostrowski's visual affinities come into focus Wallpaper* : 28 November 2016

Despite being good friends since college, and sharing a studio for a time, Cologne-based artists David Ostrowski and Michail Pirgelis rarely exhibit together. 'We each take on extremely different contextual issues in our work,' Ostrowski explains, 'and our working methods couldn’t be more different.' A joint exhibition in...

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