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Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World Ocula Conversation Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World

'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...

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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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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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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...

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All four artists nominated for this year's Turner Prize draw on political histories: some wide-ranging, others highly localized; one contained within the last decade, another drawing on a text from the early 15th century. With one subtle exception, none of them are directly exploring the themes that emerged after the electoral shocks of 2016, which...

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TURNER PRIZE 2019 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED Related Press TURNER PRIZE 2019 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED Artforum : 1 May 2019

Tate Britain announced today the four artists who have been shortlisted for the 2019 Turner Prize: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo, and Tai Shani. The artists were nominated for works that investigate crime, explore social histories, and transport viewers to another time and place.

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Oscar Murillo transforms energy into dynamic art Related Press Oscar Murillo transforms energy into dynamic art The Korea Times : 10 December 2018

Oscar Murillo is an artist of energy who encapsulates the instability of his contemporaries living in the 21st century, who cannot truly feel a sense of belonging or stability. The artist is holding Catalyst, his first solo exhibition in Korea, at Kukje Gallery in downtown Seoul.

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Oscar Murillo: the build-up of content and information at David Zwirner (Hong Kong) Related Press Oscar Murillo: the build-up of content and information at David Zwirner (Hong Kong) Arte Fuse : 27 September 2018

In recent years, Murillo has traveled extensively throughout the world to research and prepare exhibitions and other projects, making works both in the studio and in unexpected locations.

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Oscar Murillo Hangs Black Flags in Palestinian East Jerusalem Related Press Oscar Murillo Hangs Black Flags in Palestinian East Jerusalem Hyperallergic : 23 November 2017

EAST JERUSALEM — At the end of a narrow alleyway in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud, a maze of hanging black canvases have obscured the Silwan Club's concrete courtyard. They are the size of bed sheets — draped over clotheslines, hung in layers around the community center's small outdoor space. Their fraying ends hang...

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10 Highlights from the inaugural Kathmandu Triennale 2017 Related Press 10 Highlights from the inaugural Kathmandu Triennale 2017 Art Radar Journal : 10 April 2017

The Kathmandu Triennale is an event developed on the back of past success of the Kathmandu International Art Festival, held in 2009 and 2012. The inaugural edition of Kathmandu Triennale (KT 2017) takes ‘The City’ as a thematic starting point – a catalyst to explore the many socio-cultural and political issues embedded in urban settings. Francis...

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Say hello to my little zine! The NY Art Book Fair takes over Moma PS1 Related Press Say hello to my little zine! The NY Art Book Fair takes over Moma PS1 ARTNews : 19 September 2016

The NY Art Book Fair draws a huge crowd every year, and so it wasn’t a surprise that there were lines everywhere at this year’s edition—lines to get into the bathroom, lines to see certain booths, lines for the KAWS signing (the longest line of all), and lines simply to get into the fair itself. But those lines moved quickly, and...

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The 5th Anyang Public Art Project: Pondering art and society Related Press The 5th Anyang Public Art Project: Pondering art and society Art Radar Journal : 2 July 2016

Anyang, first developed during the Japanese occupation, was an official satellite city during the expansion of Seoul. The city suffered massive devastation during the Korean War, industrial pollution from the now defunct textile and paper manufacturing industries, and land displacement from flooding in the 1970s. Its rebirth has split the city in...

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After a turbulent couple of years, Oscar Murillo hits reset in London by going back to his roots Related Press After a turbulent couple of years, Oscar Murillo hits reset in London by going back to his roots Artspace : 15 November 2015

The last three years have been a whirlwind for the Colombian artist Oscar Murillo. He graduated from London’s Royal College of Art in 2012, signed to David Zwirner the following year, and subsequently became the subject of heated art world debate when his prices rocketed (in some cases by as much as 3,000 percent). While his prices have since...

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The 20th Biennale of Sydney, inspired by a quote from author William Gibson, is titled The future is already here—it’s just not evenly distributed. This edition will be presented at venues conceived by Stephanie Rosenthal as “embassies of thought.” An embassy traditionally functions as a state within a state: a host country...

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Yes, London is Frieze-ing, but there is more to this town than the heady heights and dizzying excitement in Regent’s Park. Whilst the Frieze Projects commissions, young blood in Focus and the return of the Sculpture Park to Regent’s Park’s English Gardens are certain to draw in the crowds, we thought it only fair to round up the...

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Performa 15 Announces Premieres and Commissions by Oscar Murillo, Wyatt Kahn, and many more Related Press Performa 15 Announces Premieres and Commissions by Oscar Murillo, Wyatt Kahn, and many more ARTNews : 18 August 2015

Performa announced another batch of premieres and commissions today for its upcoming, three-week performance festival, Performa 15, which will take place in various locations around New York City in November. This year’s Performa asks its commissioned artists to respond to the legacy of the Renaissance.The commissions announced today will...

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Postcard from Venice pt.1: 56th Venice Biennale, ‘All the World’s Futures’ Related Press Postcard from Venice pt.1: 56th Venice Biennale, ‘All the World’s Futures’ Frieze : 11 May 2015

All the World’s Futures curator Okwui Enwezor’s central exhibition for the 56th Venice Biennale considers how contemporary artists are responding to the crises and instability of the globalized present. The Biennale’s own history as a cultural event inaugurated to celebrate the recently united Italian state and its structure...

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In the Giardini: five to see in Okwui Enwezor’s All the World’s Futures Related Press In the Giardini: five to see in Okwui Enwezor’s All the World’s Futures The Art Newspaper : 7 May 2015

In his interviews in the weeks before the Venice Biennale opened to invited guests and press today, 5 May, director Okwui Enwezor promised the most politically oriented Venice for years. Speaking on the roof terrace at the Ca’ Guistinian yesterday he discussed the difficulties of installing his exhibition All the World’s Futures in the...

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The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World Related Press The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World Frieze : 16 March 2015

Featuring multiple works by 17 artists in different media – from soap and wax to ink and synthetic polymer, and good old fashioned oil on canvas – The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, curated by Laura Hoptman, staked its premise not upon the varied matter of materials, but the fungibility of temporal allusion. Purporting to...

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Oscar Murillo Perfectly Encapsulates the Current State of the Contemporary Art World Related Press Oscar Murillo Perfectly Encapsulates the Current State of the Contemporary Art World Vulture : 3 July 2014

The 28-year-old Colombian-born art­ist Oscar Murillo has had a very good couple of years and has paid for it with a very bad couple of months. Until April, when he installed an elaborate chocolate factory inside one of blue-chip David Zwirner's big-box spaces in Chelsea, he'd never had a solo show in New York. And yet astronomical sales of his...

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