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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Ocula Report Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 Ocula Insight Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 By Stephanie Bailey, London

In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .

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b. 1947, France

Paul Alexis Biography

Paul Alexis is a French artist born in 1947.

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He has spent the majority of his life travelling if not to find a spiritual harmony then to understand his art and technique all the more fervently. His artwork is a superposition of multiple painted metal sheets. Sometimes it is Ghandi that lurks in the painterly shadows, sometimes Marilyn Monroe.

Any viewer that passes his artwork stops, looks again, stands back and then is driven by the intrigue that it promotes.  Is there a figure there? Or is it an illusion in paint? Preferring to work in large formats, Alexis allows his works to engulf the viewer, pure colour and obscure and ghostly forms, with the joy of recognition within a few blissful moments of intrigue.What makes his art so intriguing too is the fact that he toys with camera obscura to exceedingly clever ends.

Paul Alexis is not only a talented artist himself but the president of the Salon Comparaisons of Paris, the institution that showcased the greatest artists of recent centuries, Yves Klein, Arman, Niki de Saint Phalle and Serge Poliakoff.

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