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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,...

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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...

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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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Nikki S. Lee

South Korea

Nikki Lee made an impressive debut in the New York art world with her solo show at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects. At the time Leslie Tonkonow was her exclusive representative and her show of the Projects work received broad critical acclaim. This was followed by another series titled Parts and a mock documentary A.K.A. Nikki S. Lee, which undermined the documentary property of photography and films and sensitively unveiled new hidden aspects of the world we are involved in. After establishing her position in the New York art scene, Lee left Leslie Tonkonow for Sikkema Jenkins & Co., where she presented an entirely different series titled Layers. If her previous works, though taking the form of photography, put the focus not on their inherent value as photographs but on the way that she was photographed or entered into relations and performed with those who would be photographed, the Layers series aimed to achieve artistic effects by piling three drawings of her made by street artists and then photographing them. The complexity and subtlety of identity and it semblance are at the heart of her twelve-year artistic trajectory from Projects to Layers, and the requisite sensibilities and critical awareness have been kept intact.

Featured Artworks

Scenes by Nikki S. Lee contemporary artwork
Nikki S. LeeScenes, 2014 2 Channel HD video, 48 mins
ONE AND J. Gallery
Layers, New York 2 by Nikki S. Lee contemporary artwork
Nikki S. LeeLayers, New York 2, 2007 Digital C-print
223.5 x 181.6 cm
ONE AND J. Gallery
Layers, Bangkok 1 by Nikki S. Lee contemporary artwork
Nikki S. LeeLayers, Bangkok 1, 2007 Digital C-print
223.5 x 181.6 cm
ONE AND J. Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Nikki S. Lee, Yours at ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul
Closed
11–24 September 2015 Nikki S. Lee Yours ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul

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The 2015 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the last major art fair of the calendar year, opens on Thursday, December 3, with previews beginning Wednesday, December 2. Comprised of nine different sections, the fair will include 267 international galleries from 32 countries.While the Galleries section often features several works from various...

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