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Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global Ocula Conversation Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global

French gallerist Almine Rech-Picasso opened her first space in Asia on Shanghai's historic Bund in July this year, bringing her eponymous gallery's total locations to five. The Shanghai gallery occupies roughly 4,000 square feet on the second floor of the three-storey Amber Building, a beautiful warehouse space, originally occupied by the Central...

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From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut Ocula Report From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut 8 Nov 2019 : Nat Muller for Ocula

There's an inside joke amongst the team of Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts: that every time an edition of its biennial forum on cultural practices is planned, a national crisis happens. The eighth edition of Home Works was no different: it opened on 17 October amidst the most devastating wildfires that Lebanon had witnessed...

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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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Nadim Abbas

b. 1980, Hong Kong

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Nadim Abbas: ‘The Last Vehicle’ at UCCA, Beijing

Grace Ko Art Radar Journal First published on 14 September 2016
Nadim Abbas, The Last Vehicle, 2016, Exhibition view at UCCA, Beijing, 2016. Image courtesy UCCA.

From 19 August to 23 October 2016, the Long Gallery at UCCA hosts Abbas’ latest multimedia artwork The Last Vehicle, which divides the space into two separate yet interrelated segments – part alien landscape, part domestic living quarters – mirroring today’s ‘virtually-focused’ life. 

People in the modern world seem to live most of the their lives in a screen, in a largely visual world that has made everybody both solitary inhabitants and virtually interactive individuals. Hong Kong artist Nadim Abbas narrates how accelerating technology is overwhelming humanity through his latest conceptual art piece The Last Vehicle, showcased in his first solo exhibition in mainland China New Directions: Nadim Abbas at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing until 23 October 2016.

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