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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Peter Buggenhout

b. 1963, Belgium

Peter Buggenhout’s unpolished, raw sculptures evoke images of destroy, desolation, dirt and ruins and they have been described as ‘archaeological discoveries of a distant future’. His sculptural installations are made of diverse found materials that the artist like to call ‘abject’: industrial trash, household dust, natural horsehair or tanned animal guts are detached from their original context and are reassembled in a new constellation. At first sight, the works look like a construction of random various materials, however, underneath this chaos lies a carefully well thought-over logic as it is an equivalent representation of the complex reality that is surrounding us. The sculptures of Buggenhout are as if they are turned inside out: it is appealing and at the same time repulsing as the works look so decrepit and raw, resulting in fragile and discomforting beauty.

Featured Artworks

On Hold #8 by Peter Buggenhout contemporary artwork Peter BuggenhoutOn Hold #8, 2019 Plaster, tyvek, card board, plastic, steel, epoxy, aluminium, plywood, PU-foam, fabric, Styrofoam
102 x 240 x 170 cm
Axel Vervoordt Gallery

Current Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Infinitive Mutability at Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong
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25 March–1 June 2019 Group Exhibition Infinitive Mutability Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019: A Post-mortem Ocula Report Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019: A Post-mortem 6 Apr 2019 : Diana d’Arenberg for Ocula

Although Art Basel in Hong Kong is the youngest of the Art Basel fairs, and a relative newcomer to the international art fair circuit, it has now become a major attraction for collectors and galleries from around the world. The seventh edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong saw thousands of art courtesans and benefactors kick off the week with a string...

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