Ocula MagazineContentsView All
Featured ContentView All
Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’ Ocula Conversation Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’

A group of voices accompanies me in the exhibition. They are singing words I cannot comprehend, yet the warm tunes are familiar: folk songs, love songs, songs of longing. There are letters, too. They speak of the quotidian details of a soldier's life: the hardness of the war, sending money to the family, and longing for familiar landscapes, food,...

Fade out copy.
Read More
Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

Fade out copy.
Read More
Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
Sponsored Content | Mazzoleni Gallery
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...

Fade out copy.
Read More

Nargess Hashemi

Iran

Nargess Hashemi was born in Iran in 1978. After studying Fine Art at the University of Tehran, she has since had several solo shows in Tehran including at Mah Art Gallery and Aaran Gallery. She has also exhibited in France with ‘Iranian Spring’ (2004), an exhibition of six artists who are inspired by the art of Persian miniature painting and poetry selected by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, and in the US, a touring group show entitled ‘Wishes and Dreams: Iran’s New Generation Emerges ‘ (2007). Wrap Me Up In You represents her second solo show in Dubai. Stories From The Boudoir, her previous exhibition with B21, explored scenes and moments from her past in meticulously painted compositions of millions of tiny lines. The works, like their emotive subject matter, seem to bristle before the viewer’s eyes.

Reflections on her traditional family life, her upbringing and instances from her childhood are themes often found in her work. Hashemi creates boldly personal art; and this continues into Wrap Me Up In You. She currently lives and works in Tehran. 

In Related Press

Nargess Hashemi at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde Related Press Nargess Hashemi at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde Artforum : 5 July 2018

Nargess Hashemi believes in the possibility of a utopian ideal city.

Fade out copy.
Read More

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

WeChat

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

Scan to follow Ocula on WeChat.
iCal GoogleYahooOutlook