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Art Taipei 2018 Ocula Report Art Taipei 2018 10 November 201810 Nov 2018 : Diana d’Arenberg for Ocula

'There is nothing more boring than the story of decline,' a journalist remarked at an art criticism panel I attended the evening before making the trip to see Art Taipei (26–29 October 2018). As I attended the opening night of Asia's oldest art fair, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, those words rang in my head. Wandering up and down...

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Charwei Tsai Ocula Conversation Charwei Tsai

Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai's memorising and compulsive writing of the Heart Sutra—a Buddhist scripture that distills the wisdom of impermanence—is at the heart of her practice. Over the past ten years, Tsai has moved from writing to drawing, photography, and film—a selection of which is being presented at the Centre for Chinese...

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Crush at Para Site: What if you couldn’t have it? Ocula Report Crush at Para Site: What if you couldn’t have it? 10 November 201810 Nov 2018 : Hera Chan for Ocula

Drawn on paper by Oscar Chan Yik Long in gestural black ink strokes, Cupid (2015) greets visitors with a sinister toothy smile as they enter Para Site. The strikingly fearsome figure is positioned on the wall of the gallery's entrance, near one of Chen Dandizi's vertical neon tube lights, part of the series 'Tick Away' (2015), along which a...

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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.

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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
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Alias by Michail Pirgelis contemporary artwork Michail PirgelisAlias, 2017 Aluminium, titanium, lacquer
84 x 62 x 14.5 cm
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Dandy Dog by Michail Pirgelis contemporary artwork Michail PirgelisDandy Dog, 2016 Aluminium, titan, lacquer
80.5 x 65.5 x 3.5 cm
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True West by Michail Pirgelis contemporary artwork Michail PirgelisTrue West, 2015 Aluminium, titan, laquer
143 x 126 x 4 cm
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Among the park by Michail Pirgelis contemporary artwork Michail PirgelisAmong the park, 2006 Aluminium, titan, lacquer, fibreglass, belts
80 x 380 x 419 cm
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Untitled IV by Michail Pirgelis contemporary artwork Michail PirgelisUntitled IV, 2014 Aluminium, titan, lacquer
55 x 52 x 89 cm
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Never ending story I by Michail Pirgelis contemporary artwork Michail PirgelisNever ending story I, 2014 Aluminium, titan, lacquer
272 x 211 x 5 cm
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Recent Exhibitions

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