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58th Venice Biennale: May You Live In Interesting Times Ocula Report 58th Venice Biennale: May You Live In Interesting Times 24 May 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

The 58th Venice Biennale, May You Live In Interesting Times (11 May–24 November 2019), certainly benefitted from low expectations, given the lacklustre curatorial of the previous edition, when different segments of the show were conceptually framed with titles like 'Pavilion of Joys and Fears' and 'Pavilion of Colours'. Add to this the...

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Zheng Bo Ocula Conversation Zheng Bo

Hong Kong-based artist Zheng Bo's social, ecological, and community-engaged art practice has, in recent years, focused on moving beyond a human-centred perspective to an all-inclusive, multi-species approach. He takes up marginalised plants and communities of people as subjects in his large-scale interventions, which reintroduce wildness into...

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Auckland Art Fair 2019: Conversations Extended Ocula Report Auckland Art Fair 2019: Conversations Extended 24 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

The weather was clement for the annual Auckland Art Fair (2–5 May 2019), which was again at The Cloud on Queens Wharf. This year's edition was a get-together of 41 galleries, mostly from around Auckland and across New Zealand, with 5 spaces hailing from Sydney and the rest from Cook Islands (Bergman Gallery), Hobart (Michael Bugelli Gallery),...

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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. 

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