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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Diana Campbell Betancourt Ocula Conversation Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...

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Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Ocula Report Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Mar 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...

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Oscar Chan Yik Long works with a series of portraits picturing random actions performed by people in different stages of his life which have altered the perception he has of himself and crystallized his own value as an individual. In the same way that we cannot choose our parents, the people who enter our lives are beyond our control. Their random acts of kindness or support are also unexpected. 

Featured Artworks

Cupid by Oscar Chan Yik Long contemporary artwork Oscar Chan Yik LongCupid, 2015 Ink on paper
38 x 28 cm
Para Site

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Crush at Para Site, Hong Kong
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15 September–25 November 2018 Group Exhibition Crush Para Site, Hong Kong

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With tensions brewing in Hong Kong, questions of identity have re-emerged as pertinent concerns for artists. Taking its title from Xixi's My City, Para Site's upcoming exhibition hones in on personal conflicts and encounters set amongst the seething complexities of nationhood.Imagine there’s no country, Above us only our...

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