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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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Paul Yore

b. 1988, Australia

Born in Melbourne in 1987 Paul Yore completed a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University, Melbourne in 2009. Selected solo exhibitions include: Fountain of Knowledge, Neon Parc, Melbourne 2013; Boys Gone Wild, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne 2012; ANTHROPOP, The Big Rainbow Funhouse of Cosmic Brutality Part 2, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne 2009. Selected group exhibitions include: Synthetica, NETS Victoria, Touring exhibition 2016; Primavera Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 2014; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 2013; Poetry, Dream and the Cosmos: The Heide Collection, Heide Museum of Modern of Art, Melbourne 2013; Like Mike, Linden Contemporary, Melbourne 2013; Rainbow Eaters, Westspace, Melbourne 2012 and Global Backyard, La Trobe Regional Gallery, Morwell 2012. 

Yore is represented in public collections including The Michael Buxton Collection of Contemporary Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Artbank, in addition to private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Vienna. Awards and prizes include: Australia Council Arts Project Grant 2015-2016; Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship 2015-2016; Artspace Studio Residency, 2014;Geumcheon Residency, Seoul, 2013; Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces Studio 2011-2012.

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Paul Yore at Neon Parc, NADA Miami Beach 2016 Ocula Insight Paul Yore at Neon Parc, NADA Miami Beach 2016 30 November 2016

Earlier this year, Paul Yore returned to Melbourne with a solo show at Neon Parc (Solo exhibition, 22 April - 18 June 2016). Previously, Yore had recoiled from the limelight after a public court case in 2014. With his return, Yore triumphantly demonstrated a whole suite of technical skills borrowed from the tradition of the...

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Paul Yore on the radical slowness of craft Related Press Paul Yore on the radical slowness of craft art guide : 8 November 2018

For Paul Yore's latest solo exhibition at Neon Parc, Your Capital is at Risk, the artist has mined his own practice in the same way he mines popular culture: pulling together every possible scrap of material into a jangling visual cacophony. Alongside two-dimensional textiles and a suite of new large soft-sculptural works, Yore has peeled back his...

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MAD LOVE Related Press MAD LOVE ArtAsiaPacific : 7 September 2017

"Body as pleasure. Body as machine. Body longing, always longing. Hungry body, filthy body." That was the premise formulated by artist and curator Del Kathryn Barton for the group show Mad Love at Berlin's Arndt Art Agency. The Australian contemporary art show focused on nine artistic approaches to the physical and emotional boundaries of...

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At NADA Art Fair, Paul Yore's Shocking Tapestries Dare You to Look Away Related Press At NADA Art Fair, Paul Yore's Shocking Tapestries Dare You to Look Away Miami New Times : 13 December 2016

Osama Bin Laden’s erect genitalia covers the nose of a cut-out of President-elect Donald Trump’s head. Trump’s mouth spews  glittery brown droplets of waste. A neon-green speech bubble sprouts from Bin Laden’s mouth, declaring in all caps, 'THE SPECTACLE LIKE MODERN SOCIETY ITSELF IS AT ONCE UNITED AND DIVIDED.'

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Paul Yore Related Press Paul Yore Art Guide Australia : 10 May 2016

Distilling the colossal complexity of Paul Yore’s latest solo offering at Neon Parc’s new Tinning Street location is no easy task. Spanning installation, collage, soundscapes, textiles and traditional handicrafts, the exhibition seeks to overload the senses, exacerbating the notion of Debordian spectacle. 

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