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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Las historias del Tianguis del Chopo en “Telón de boca” Related Press Las historias del Tianguis del Chopo en “Telón de boca” Noticias N22 : 13 August 2018

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The strangely familiar world of Pia Camil Related Press The strangely familiar world of Pia Camil Apollo Magazine : 3 August 2018

Pia Camil’s first solo exhibition in the UK might be called Split Wall but it is actually entirely walled in. The large windows at Nottingham Contemporary that usually offer passers-by a sneak preview have been blocked up, and even the glass doors at the front of the space remain covered. The only way to experience the Mexican artist’s work is to...

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Pia Camil: 'A Pot for a Latch' Related Press Pia Camil: 'A Pot for a Latch' The Brooklyn Rail : 7 April 2016

If nothing else, Pia Camil’s work makes people smile. Or at least that’s the thought that struck me the other day as my companions and I exited the New Museum carrying a one-and-a-half-foot-tall green letter D and a wooden spoon large enough to serve peas to the Jolly Green Giant, to the amused stares of the people we passed on the...

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Swap shop: the stories behind six objects in Pia Camil’s New Museum installation Related Press Swap shop: the stories behind six objects in Pia Camil’s New Museum installation Victoria Stapley-Brown | The Art Newspaper : 13 January 2016

Pia Camil is making every museumgoer’s dream come true: she is opening a gift shop where everything is free. But if you want to take an object home, you must bring something special to leave in its place.For her first solo presentation at a New York museum, the Mexico City-based artist is creating an interactive bazaar in the New...

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Frieze Projects 2015: Program Announced Related Press Frieze Projects 2015: Program Announced Frieze Projects : 10 February 2015

Curated by Cecilia Alemani, Frieze Projects is the non-profit program of artist commissions realized at Frieze New York. This year, the program includes sculptural environments and performative spaces involving intricate mazes, intimate hideouts and room-size installations. Frieze New York takes place May 14–17, 2015.Artists choosing to...

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