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Philip Tinari Ocula Conversation Philip Tinari By Stephanie Bailey, New York

Philip Tinari, the man Xu Zhen has described as “China’s son-in-law,” really needs no introduction. The Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), (an independent museum in Beijing's 798 Art District with over half a million visitors a year), he is also the founding editor of  LEAP, a contributing editor to...

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William Zhao Ocula Conversation William Zhao By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

The last decade has seen an extraordinary interest in the art of China, yet Hong Kong artists have been significantly overlooked in this bubbling and frothing phenomena. It is timely therefore that Ai Weiwei, arguably the most well-known of the Chinese artists, has chosen to curate an exhibition in Hong Kong featuring only Hong Kong artists; and...

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In a Year of No Future: Cyberpunk at Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun Ocula Feature In a Year of No Future: Cyberpunk at Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun By Emily Verla Bovino, Hong Kong

In what was reportedly Tokyo 's cloudiest summer in over a century this July, Yoshiji Kigami, key animator of the cyberpunk classic Akira (1988), died in an arson attack that killed 35 people at Kyoto Animation. The attacker lit the fire with a lighter after dousing the studio with gasoline. 'They are always stealing', he explained in the...

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No More Triumphs: A Report on Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) 2015 Ocula Feature No More Triumphs: A Report on Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) 2015 By Sophia McKinnon, New York

‘I don’t have a concept of place anymore,’ was the response given by Ming Wong when asked about representing specific geographies during a panel as part of New York’s 10th Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), 2015. Presented by the Asia Contemporary Art Consortium (ACAC), it brings together 150 artists, curators, and writers...

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Nadim's Ark: Nadim Abbas's Apocalypse Postponed Ocula Feature Nadim's Ark: Nadim Abbas's Apocalypse Postponed By Stephanie Bailey, Hong Kong

There’s a TV show on the National Geographic called ‘Doomsday Preppers.’ The show describes itself as one that follows ‘otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it.’ In fact, there is a whole sub-culture in the United States of ‘preppers’—other outlets...

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Moderation(S): A Fictional Residency At Spring Workshop Ocula Feature Moderation(S): A Fictional Residency At Spring Workshop By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

In an art world dominated by monument-sized sculpture and room- encompassing installations, it’s refreshing to be reminded of a seminal work the size of a matchbox. 

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