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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ By Jareh Das, New York

Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...

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Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements Ocula Report Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements By Radha Mahendru, Dhaka

Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.

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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough

At the freshly opened Winsing Art Place in Taipei, works by Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo are being presented in Taiwan for the first time. In this video, the founder of Winsing Arts Foundation, Jenny Yeh, introduces Vo's exhibition.

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b. 1979, Australia

Nicholas Mangan Biography

Alert to both history and science, Nicholas Mangan is a multi-disciplinary artist known for interrogating narratives embedded in a diverse range of objects. With a keen interest in the processes of forming meaning from objects, culture and natural phenomena, Mangan creates unnerving drawings, montages, sculptures and installations. His work addresses a wide range of themes, including the ongoing impacts of colonialism, humanity's fraught relationship with the natural environment, contemporary consumptive cultures and the complex dynamics of the global political economy.



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Mangan has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally. His last major project, Progress in Action, was exhibited at Sutton Gallery in 2013 and later presented as part of 9th Mercosul Biennial, Brazil. Other solo exhibitions include: Some Kinds of Duration 2011, Artspace, Sydney and Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, in 2012; Let's Talk about the Weather, Y3K, Melbourne, 2011; Nauru, notes from a cretaceous world, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2010; Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2009; and The Colony, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2005. 



Selected group exhibitions include: Courtesy of the artist, CNEAI, Paris, 2013; Sinking Islands, Labor, Mexico City, 2012; Before & After Science, 2010 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia; Lucky Number Seven, SITE International Biennial, SITE Santa Fe, 2008; The Shadow Cabinet, the second phase of Master Humphrey's Clock, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; Adventures with Form in Space, The Fourth Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006; Uncanny Nature, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2006; and Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2004.

Nicholas Mangan Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Werethings at Galeria Plan B, Berlin
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22 November 2019–22 February 2020 Group Exhibition Werethings Galeria Plan B, Berlin

Nicholas Mangan In Ocula Magazine

Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh Ocula Conversation Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh By Rachael Vance, Brisbane

Having held the dual role of co-directors of Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art (IMA) for almost two years, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh have shaken up the city’s contemporary art landscape. The unprecedented formulation of a joint vocation of director and curator shared between two people saw two outsiders hailing from Canada and...

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Nicholas Mangan In Related Press

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The 11th Gwangju Biennale's Overreach: 'What Does Art Do?' Related Press The 11th Gwangju Biennale's Overreach: 'What Does Art Do?' 1 November 2016, MOMUS

By asking what art 'does,' the curators of the eleventh Gwangju Biennale betray a palpable anxiety about whether the field in which we work makes any meaningful contribution to the societies in which we live. The feeling will be familiar to many of us in these increasingly ugly times, in which to be 'doing' anything other than...

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'The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?)' – 11th Gwangju Biennale Related Press 'The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?)' – 11th Gwangju Biennale 6 September 2016, Art agenda

Hanging right inside the main entrance in Gallery 1, facing incoming visitors, Agnieszka Polska’s Glass of Petrol (2015) is the one work that cannot be missed at the 11th Gwangju Biennale. Depicting a champagne flute filled with shiny gasoline, the colorfulness of which resembles that of Planet Earth, Polska’s digital print hints at...

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First look: Gwangju Biennale 2016 Related Press First look: Gwangju Biennale 2016 6 September 2016, ArtAsiaPacific

'It is not about what art is, but what art does,' said Gwangju Biennale 11 (GB11) artistic director Maria Lind on September 1, during the event’s press conference. Entitled The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?),  in reference to the 12th-century Iranian mystic Sohrevardi’s idea of a zone full of imagination beyond earthly...

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Gwangju Biennale art festival to open next week Related Press Gwangju Biennale art festival to open next week 30 August 2016, The Korea Times

The opening ceremony of the 2016 Gwangju Biennale, Asia's oldest contemporary art biennale, is set to kick off in the southwest city of Gwangju next week, the festival's foundation said Friday. During the ceremony, set to start at the plaza in front of the Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Halo at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Park Yang-woo, chief of...

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