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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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Naiza H. Khan

b. 1968, Pakistan

Born in 1968 Naiza Khan is based in Karachi, Pakistan. Her artistic practice centres on observations of gender and its political manifestations in the context of her personal experiences, and is expressed through a variety of media including sculpture, photography, painting and printmaking. Trained in England at the prestigious Ruskin School of Art, Oxford and Wimbledon School of Art, London, Khan’s work has been exhibited widely including Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, New York, Art Dubai and the Menasa Art Fair In Beirut.

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Restore The Boundaries by Naiza H. Khan contemporary artwork Naiza H. KhanRestore The Boundaries, 2013 Photo
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Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Naiza H. Khan, Ho Tzu Nyen, Koki Tanaka, Liquid Asia at Duddell's, Hong Kong
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7 September–25 October 2013 Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Naiza H. Khan, Ho Tzu Nyen, Koki Tanaka Liquid Asia Duddell's, Hong Kong

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The third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Bienniale is entitled Forming in the pupil of an eye, and features the performances and production of 97 artists from 31 countries. Of the 36 Indians on the list, eight are from Kerala. The Biennale saw more than 30,000 visitors attending the Opening Week programmes, which drew to a close on Sunday 18...

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'Forming in the pupil of an eye,' Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 Related Press 'Forming in the pupil of an eye,' Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 Art Agenda : 17 January 2017

Guest curated by artist Sudarshan Shetty, the third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB), titled Forming in the pupil of an eye, is an assembly of artist-created realities. Shetty outlines his curatorial concept with the story of a young traveler who went on a long journey to meet a sage. When he reaches her, 'the Sage assimilates the entire...

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