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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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Pablo Picasso

(1881 - 1973), Spain

Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga, Spain in 1881 and died in France in 1973. A painter, sculptor, draughtsman, printmaker, decorative artist and writer, he dominated 20th-century European art and was central in the development of the image of the modern artist. Painting was his principal medium, but his sculptures, prints, theatre designs and ceramics all had an impact on their respective disciplines. Even artists not influenced by the style or appearance of his work had to come to terms with its implications.

With Georges Braque, Picasso was responsible for Cubism, an art movement of the early 20th century and one of the most radical re-structurings of the way that a work of art constructs its meaning. During his extremely long life Picasso instigated or responded to most of the artistic dialogues taking place in Europe and North America, registering and transforming the developments that he found most fertile. His marketability as a unique and enormously productive artistic personality, together with the distinctiveness of his work and practice, has made him the most extensively exhibited and discussed artist of the 20th century.

Featured Artworks

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La Dame à la Collerette (Portrait de Jacqueline à la Fraise) by Pablo Picasso contemporary artwork Pablo PicassoLa Dame à la Collerette (Portrait de Jacqueline à la Fraise), 1962 Linocut on Arches paper
62.2 x 44.5 cm
Alan Cristea Gallery
Nature Morte sous la Lampe by Pablo Picasso contemporary artwork Pablo PicassoNature Morte sous la Lampe, 1962 Linocut
74.5 x 61.2 cm
Alan Cristea Gallery
Picador et Torero by Pablo Picasso contemporary artwork Pablo PicassoPicador et Torero, 1959 Linocut
59.7 x 74.9 cm
Alan Cristea Gallery
L’Italienne by Pablo Picasso contemporary artwork Pablo PicassoL’Italienne, 1953 Lithograph on Arches paper
65.8 x 50.2 cm
Alan Cristea Gallery
Le Corsage à Carreaux by Pablo Picasso contemporary artwork Pablo PicassoLe Corsage à Carreaux, 1949 Lithograph
65.2 x 50 cm
Alan Cristea Gallery
Le Crapaud by Pablo Picasso contemporary artwork Pablo PicassoLe Crapaud, 1949 Lithograph
49.5 x 64 cm
Alan Cristea Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Muse & Motif at Alan Cristea Gallery, London
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10 January–16 February 2019 Group Exhibition Muse & Motif Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, By Fire, Ceramic Works at Almine Rech Gallery, New York
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31 October–15 December 2018 Group Exhibition By Fire, Ceramic Works Almine Rech Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018 at Almine Rech Gallery, London
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2 October–17 November 2018 Group Exhibition A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018 Almine Rech Gallery, London

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Painting’s Patriarchal Spirit Related Press Painting’s Patriarchal Spirit Hyperallergic : 20 October 2018

LONDON—In 1981, the Royal Academy of Arts in London put on an exhibition of 20th century painting that changed the art world. A New Spirit in Painting was 'a manifesto,' the accompanying catalogue said; it showcased a set of contemporary, mostly European painters, whose work possessed qualities—figurative, narrative, emotional,...

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The Spirit of Painting in an Altered World Related Press The Spirit of Painting in an Altered World Hyperallergic : 12 May 2018

'A faint, beautiful memory' is how curator Norman Rosenthal described A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018, the current show at Almine Rech Gallery on the Upper East Side. What he’s remembering, as spelled out in the exhibition’s title, is the seminal survey, A New Spirit in Painting, which opened, barely, at the Royal Academy of Arts in...

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In Murakami’s Moscow, It’s All “Cuteness and Catastrophe” Related Press In Murakami’s Moscow, It’s All “Cuteness and Catastrophe” Vogue : 3 October 2017

In a 2000 interview with the Japanese photographer Mako Wakasa for the Journal of Contemporary Art, the artist Takashi Murakami presented the following rules for survival and success in the contemporary art market (best exemplified, he said, by Damien Hirst and the continued relevance of Picasso and Warhol): "First of all, distinctively...

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Tate Modern to host 'once in a lifetime Picasso exhibition' Related Press Tate Modern to host 'once in a lifetime Picasso exhibition' The Guardian : 30 January 2017

Picasso’s greatest works of art are being brought together for a 'once in a lifetime' exhibition in London and Paris that will take visitors through a pivotal year in the artist’s life.The display, Picasso 1932, is being staged as a collaboration between the Musée National-Picasso in Paris and Tate Modern, which said it would be a landmark...

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