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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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Miquel Barceló

b. 1957, Spain

Miquel Barceló (born Felanitx, 1957) is a painter, sculptor and ceramist. In 1974, he was admitted to Palma de Mallorca's Fine Arts School, before joining Barcelona's Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Saint George. In 1976, he was involved in the happenings and protests of Taller Llunatic, an avant-garde conceptual group. In the early 80's, the first figurative images, started to emerge in his painting in the form of columns of smoke, books and zoomorphic figures. When invited to take part in Documenta 7, Kassel by Rudi Fuchs in 1982, he started to emerge on the international scene: his discovery of Africa in 1988 marked the start of new technical experiments based on local pigments and sediments. From then on, Barceló shared his time between Paris, Mallorca and Mali. After 1993, sculpture–in plaster, bronze or ceramics–took on an increasingly important place in his work, with terracotta becoming a preferred material for his artistic experimentation. In February 2007, Barceló's work in the Sant Pere chapel at Palma de Mallorca cathedral was inaugurated, closely followed by his work for the Human Rights Room in the Palace of Nations (2008) in Geneva. In 2009, the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale was entirely dedicated to his work. On the border between tradition and modernity, his expressionist, baroque and syncretic work merges inspirations from literature, the expression of time immemorial and artistic legacy, from Miró to Pollock.

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Featured Artworks

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Grand Crâne Central by Miquel Barceló contemporary artwork
Miquel BarcelóGrand Crâne Central, 2006 Mixed media on canvas
280 x 350 cm
Ben Brown Fine Arts
En Fonds Sableux by Miquel Barceló contemporary artwork
Miquel BarcelóEn Fonds Sableux, 2004 Mixed media on canvas
180 x 211 cm
Ben Brown Fine Arts
Lanzarote 46 by Miquel Barceló contemporary artwork
Miquel BarcelóLanzarote 46, 2002 Aquatint on white Arches vellum
72 x 92 cm
Cahiers d'Art
Lanzarote 54 by Miquel Barceló contemporary artwork
Miquel BarcelóLanzarote 54, 2002 Aquatint on vellum paper
87 x 108 cm
Cahiers d'Art
Aufabia d’ossos de Peix by Miquel Barceló contemporary artwork
Miquel BarcelóAufabia d’ossos de Peix, 2017 Ceramic
61.9 x 39.1 x 24.8 cm
Almine Rech
Diptyque Vert-Citron by Miquel Barceló contemporary artwork
Miquel BarcelóDiptyque Vert-Citron, 1994 Mixed media on canvas
235 x 246 cm
Ben Brown Fine Arts
Courant Central by Miquel Barceló contemporary artwork
Miquel BarcelóCourant Central, 2013 Pigment and vinyl on canvas
74 x 105 cm
Ben Brown Fine Arts
Tub de Bèsties 1 by Miquel Barceló contemporary artwork
Miquel BarcelóTub de Bèsties 1, 2007 Ceramic
75 x 41 cm
Ben Brown Fine Arts

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, By Fire, Ceramic Works at Almine Rech, New York
Closed
31 October–15 December 2018 Group Exhibition By Fire, Ceramic Works Almine Rech, New York

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