Ocula MagazineContentsView All
Featured ContentView All
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More

Mohammed Kazem

b. 1969, UAE

Mohammed Kazem (b. Dubai, 1969) has developed an artistic practice that encompasses video, photography and performance to find new ways of apprehending his environment and experiences. The foundations of his work are informed by his training as a musician, and Kazem is deeply engaged with developing processes that can render transient phenomena, such as sound and light, in tangible terms. Often positioning himself within his work, Kazem responds to geographical location, materiality and the elements as a means to assert his subjectivity, particularly in relation to the rapid pace of modernisation in the Emirates since the country’s founding.

Kazem was a member of the Emirates Fine Arts Society early in his career and is acknowledged as one of the 'Five', an informal group of Emirati artists - including Hassan Sharif and Abdullah Al Saadi - at the vanguard of conceptual and interdisciplinary art practice. In 2012, Kazem studied his Masters in Fine Art at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. He has participated in the Annual Exhibition of the Emirates Fine Arts Society in Sharjah since 1986 until recently, as well as numerous editions of Sharjah Biennial, obtaining first prize for installation in 1999 and 2003. In 2007, Kazem was invited to co-curate the Sharjah Biennial. In recent years, Kazem has participated in group shows at the Mori Art Museum, Japan (2012); Boghossian Foundation, Belgium (2013); the Gwangju Museum of Art (2014); and the 2014 edition of Fotofest in Houston. He has exhibited twice at the Venice Biennale; firstly in 2009 as part of a group exhibition curated by Catherine David, and in 2013 Kazem represented the country with an immersive video installation entitled 'Walking on Water', curated by Reem Fadda. His works are held in the collections of, amongst others, the British Museum, London; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; and Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah.

Read More

In Related Press

View All (5)
'The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence' from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum collection: a transcultural perspective on art since the 1960s Related Press 'The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence' from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum collection: a transcultural perspective on art since the 1960s Art Radar Journal : 15 May 2017

The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence brings together over 18 artists from the 1960s until now. Held at the Manarat Al Saadiyat Cultural District in Abu Dhabi, the second exhibition from the collection brings together more than 25 artworks ranging from installations to works on paper and paintings.

Read More
8 highlights from the inaugural Honolulu Biennial 2017 Related Press 8 highlights from the inaugural Honolulu Biennial 2017 Art Radar Journal : 5 April 2017

Held over nine sites and including 33 artists, the first edition of the Honolulu Biennial takes place between 8 March and 8 May 2017. Entitled Middle of Now | Here, the Biennial challenges the idea that Hawaiʻi is in 'the middle of nowhere'. Covering more than 30 percent of the Earth's surface, the Pacific is the largest unified living space on...

Read More
The Guggenheim’s potentially controversial 'Middle East' show is anything but Related Press The Guggenheim’s potentially controversial 'Middle East' show is anything but The Creators Project : 23 May 2016

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise, the Solomon R. Guggenheim’s new show, may be a mouthful, but what it purports to accomplish stays relatively straightforward. The final part of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, the lyrically-titled exhibition introduces a newly acquired work designed to broaden the scope of the museum’s...

Read More
Honolulu Biennial in 2017 to spotlight local and international contemporary artists Related Press Honolulu Biennial in 2017 to spotlight local and international contemporary artists The New York Times : 23 February 2016

Hawaii has a population of more than 1.4 million people but not a single museum is dedicated to contemporary art, said Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, a co-founder of the first Honolulu Biennial, which will open in spring 2017.“We can both highlight our tremendous local talent as well as bring in national and international contemporary artists...

Read More

Be among the first to know when new artworks and exhibitions by Mohammed Kazem are added to Ocula.

WeChat

Scan the QR Code via WeChat to follow Ocula's official account.

iCal GoogleYahooOutlook