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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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Quentin MacFarlane

b. 1935, New Zealand

Macfarlane was an early exponent of abstraction in New Zealand art, recognised for formalist yet painterly works and his influence as an advocate for modernism in the 1960s. Macfarlane exhibited with The Group (an artists collective in Christchurch) along with other notable artists of that period such as William Sutton and Doris Lusk. He was an influential art teacher in Christchurch and a partner in the long running Brooke Gifford Gallery, until re-locating to Auckland where he continues to paint.

Macfarlane graduated from the Canterbury College, School of Fine Arts, Christchurch (1957) and is represented in the collections of the Christchurch Art Gallery and Auckland Art Gallery in New Zealand.

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