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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ By Jareh Das, New York

Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough

At the freshly opened Winsing Art Place in Taipei, works by Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo are being presented in Taiwan for the first time. In this video, the founder of Winsing Arts Foundation, Jenny Yeh, introduces Vo's exhibition.

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Ramesh mario nithiyendran Biography

Employing humour and complex craftsmanship, the ceramic sculptures of Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran boldly address issues of ethnicity, religion, gender and sexuality. Resembling obscure objects of divinity and phallus-worship, they suggest rarefied forms borne out of a decentered and heterogeneous cultural and aesthetic landscape.

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In March 2016, Nithiyendran presented his largest project to date at Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. In August 2015 he  was the recipient of the prestigious Sidney Myer Fund Award for Ceramic Art. He was also awarded the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (emerging) in 2014 at Artspace, Sydney. Born 1988 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nithiyendran migrated to Sydney with his family in 1989. He studied painting at the College of Fine arts, University of New South Wales, and completed a Master of Fine Arts (research) in 2013. His work is held in the collections of Artbank, Shepparton Art Museum, University of New South Wales Collection as well as private collections in Australia and Sri Lanka.


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