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Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’ Ocula Conversation Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’

A group of voices accompanies me in the exhibition. They are singing words I cannot comprehend, yet the warm tunes are familiar: folk songs, love songs, songs of longing. There are letters, too. They speak of the quotidian details of a soldier's life: the hardness of the war, sending money to the family, and longing for familiar landscapes, food,...

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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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Michele Abeles

b. 1977, USA

Michele Abeles (b.1977, New York) received a BA from Washington University and an MFA from Yale University. Recent solo shows include those at 47 Canal Street, New York, and Andreas Melas & Helena Papadopoulos, Athens; her work has featured also in major group exhibitions including Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (2013); Test Pattern, Whitney Museum of Art, New York (2013); 12th Biennale de Lyon, France (2013); Empire State, curated by Norman Rosenthal and Alex Gartenfeld, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2013); and New Photography (2012), Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Abeles lives and works in New York.

Featured Artworks

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Letters by Michele Abeles contemporary artwork
Michele AbelesLetters, 2019 pigment print mounted on diabond
101 x 80 cm
Sadie Coles HQ
3I by Michele Abeles contemporary artwork
Michele Abeles3I, 2018 Dye sublimation print, UV print on Plexi, acrylic paint
162.3 x 123 x 3.7 cm
Sadie Coles HQ
Nymphaea tuberosa by Michele Abeles contemporary artwork
Michele AbelesNymphaea tuberosa, 2018 Archival pigment print
205 x 156 x 5.7 cm
Sadie Coles HQ
Nymphaea alba by Michele Abeles contemporary artwork
Michele AbelesNymphaea alba, 2018 Archival pigment print
205 x 156 x 5.7 cm
Sadie Coles HQ
Crocodylus akutas by Michele Abeles contemporary artwork
Michele AbelesCrocodylus akutas, 2018 Mixed media
72.4 x 63.5 x 7.7 cm
Sadie Coles HQ
Milano by Michele Abeles contemporary artwork
Michele AbelesMilano, 2016 4 panels, dye sublimation on aluminium
243.8 x 121.9 x 10.2 cm
Sadie Coles HQ
7F by Michele Abeles contemporary artwork
Michele Abeles7F, 2018 dye sublimation print, UV print on Plexi, acrylic paint
162.3 x 123 x 3.7 cm
Sadie Coles HQ
Nymphaea tetragona by Michele Abeles contemporary artwork
Michele AbelesNymphaea tetragona, 2018 Archival pigment print, clock
203 x 152.4 x 9.2 cm
Sadie Coles HQ

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Flora + Fauna at Sadie Coles HQ, London
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4–27 April 2019 Group Exhibition Flora + Fauna Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street
Contemporary art exhibition, Michele Abeles, world cup at Sadie Coles HQ, London
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1 November–15 December 2018 Michele Abeles world cup Sadie Coles HQ, Kingly Street

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Waiting Game Related Press Waiting Game Tank Magazine : 10 May 2019

In World Cup, currently showing at Sadie Coles HQ, the bodies have faces. There is a series of private detective style portraits of white male professionals, photographed from afar in frantic motion. They mostly wear earbuds and appear distracted from the world by tiny interior crises. These portraits are entirely free from the manipulations that...

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An Intimate Conversation Related Press An Intimate Conversation Patron Magazine : 11 April 2019

Dallas Art Fair’s Brandon Kennedy visits with mega-watt contemporary gallerist Sadie Coles and artist Michele Abeles on work available at the Dallas Art Fair and Abeles’s self-curated exhibition at the Karpidas Collection.

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