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Ocula ReportSongs for Sabotage: the 4th New Museum Triennial20 Apr 2018 : David Xu Borgonjon for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
Songs for Sabotage, the fourth edition of the New Museum Triennial (13 February–27 May 2018) curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Alex Gartenfeld, assembles a group of works that, according to the curatorial statement, represent 'models for dismantling and replacing the political and economic networks that envelop today's global youth.' Sabotage...
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Ocula ConversationMichaël BorremansArtist, Belgium{{document.location.href}}
Embarking on a career as a painter relatively late, at the age of 33, Belgian artist Michaël Borremans initially trained as a draughtsman and engraver at Saint Lucas in Ghent. On the occasion of his inaugural exhibition Michaël Borremans: Fire from the Sun at the new David Zwirner space in Hong Kong (27 January–9 March 2018), I spoke with Borremans...
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Ocula ReportThe Lowdown: shows to see during Gallery Weekend Berlin20 Apr 2018 : Phoebe Blatton for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
Gallery Weekend Berlin is a long-established highlight in the German art world's calendar. This year, the fourteenth edition takes place from 27 to 29 April, and features no less than 47 participating galleries showcasing emerging talent alongside established names. With many other exhibitions and events taking place across one of Europe's most...
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Peter Doig is a renowned figurative painter probably best known for his disorienting paintings of buildings and landscapes. Doig paints from his own photographic sources or film stills and images from newspapers and magazines.

Doig draws from memories of his childhood spent in Canada to construct nostalgic scenes of ski-trips and nature that pay equal attention to both figures and landscapes. His paintings, though representative of realities, invite viewers to question whether his subject matter is gathered from public realms or personal or shared experiences. Doig’s progression from natural, largely uninhabited, landscapes to populated architectural scenes reflect on the same physical progressions of modern civilization.

Nominated for the Turner Prize in 1994, Doig received the Prix Elliette von Karajin the same year and was later awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize of the Society for Modern Art, Museum Ludwig, Cologne in 2008. Solo exhibitions of Doig’s work have been held at Tate Britain, London (2008); the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2014); and Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig (2006). His work is held in major collections both public and private around the world.

Peter Doig who was born in Scotland now lives and works in Trinidad. 

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