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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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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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Mike Bouchet

b. 1970, USA

Mike Bouchet lives and works in Frankfurt, DE. Bouchet has participated in the 30th São Paulo Biennial, Brazil, the 53rd Biennale di Venezia in Venice, IT, the 2nd Moscow Biennial, Moscow, RU, among others. Bouchet recently presented an exhibition at the Portikus Museum in Frankfurt with Paul McCarthy and will participate in the upcoming 10th Montreal Biennale in Montreal, Canada.

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Artful Manifestations Ocula Report Artful Manifestations 24 Jun 2016 : Diana d'Arenberg for Ocula

For the first time since 1996, this year’s edition of Manifesta was curated by an artist, German-born Christian Jankowski. Titled What People Do For Money – Some Joint Ventures, the labour-themed biennial was all about collaboration with unnamed specialists. Frankly, it’s not that different from the usual working process of...

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In Related Press

'What we do for money' Manifesta 11 / Zurich Related Press 'What we do for money' Manifesta 11 / Zurich Flash Art : 8 July 2016

Manifesta 11, the latest edition of the roving European biennial, seeks to explore what makes its current host city, Zurich, tick: work. It’s a reductive idea that the curator, artist Christian Jankowski, has chosen for an exhibition titled What People Do for Money.One assumes the curator knows that people everywhere work to financially...

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Review: 'What People Do For Money,' Manifesta 11 Related Press Review: 'What People Do For Money,' Manifesta 11 Art Agenda : 14 June 2016

Contemporary artists are great at being dilettantes. Some make a point of how liberating it is to lack skill, others of how liberating it is to delegate to those who know better. Meanwhile, machines continue to outdo humans in more and more skills. More and more humans work in some sort of managerial position, in which their job profile resembles...

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Manifesta 11 prepares to open Christian Jankowski curated biennial Related Press Manifesta 11 prepares to open Christian Jankowski curated biennial ArtLyst : 2 June 2016

Manifesta 11, opening in Zurich on the 11th of June, with theme curated by Christian Jankowski, What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures promises to be the highlight of the Spring/Summer European art season. 30 new artworks have been produced, and they will be contextualised by a historical exhibition co-curated by Jankowski and Francesca...

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