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Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World Ocula Conversation Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World

'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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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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Rebecca Horn

b. 1944, Germany

Since the beginning of the 1970s, Rebecca Horn has been creating an oeuvre which constitutes an ever-growing flow of performances, films, sculptures, spatial installations, drawings and photographs. The essence of their imagery comes out of the tremendous precision of the physical and technical functionality she uses to stage her works each time within a particular space. In the first performances, the body-extensions, she explores the equilibrium between body and space. In later works she replaces the human body with kinetic sculptures which take on their own life. Her new works define and cut through spaces with reflections of mirrors, light and music.

The objects used and specially made for her installations such as violins, suitcases, batons, ladders, pianos, feather fans, metronomes, small metal hammers, black water basins, spiral drawing machines and huge funnels together build the elements for kinetic sculptures that are liberated from their defined materiality and continuously transposed into ever-changing metaphors touching on mythical, historical, literary and spiritual imagery.

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Mirrored Moon by Rebecca Horn contemporary artwork
Rebecca HornMirrored Moon, 2017 Butterfly, electronic motor, black painted paper, glass funnel, gold leaf, brass, branch, steel, glass
39 3/8 x 30 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches
Sean Kelly
Landscape by Rebecca Horn contemporary artwork
Rebecca HornLandscape, 2015 Acrylic and pencil on paper, burnt paper
32 x 24 cm
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Paris by Rebecca Horn contemporary artwork
Rebecca HornParis, 2015 Acrylic and pencil on paper
32 x 24 cm
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Galerie Thomas Schulte
Schreib Frucht by Rebecca Horn contemporary artwork
Rebecca HornSchreib Frucht, 2015 Acrylic and pencil on paper
40 x 30 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte
Untitled by Rebecca Horn contemporary artwork
Rebecca HornUntitled, 2015 Acrylic and pencil on paper
40 x 30 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte
Untitled by Rebecca Horn contemporary artwork
Rebecca HornUntitled, 2015 Acrylic and pencil on paper
40 x 30 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte
Eidechse und Eichhörnchen gekreutz in Napoli by Rebecca Horn contemporary artwork
Rebecca HornEidechse und Eichhörnchen gekreutz in Napoli, 2015 Acrylic, pencil on paper
181 x 150 cm
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Between The Knives The Emptiness by Rebecca Horn contemporary artwork
Rebecca HornBetween The Knives The Emptiness, 2014 3 knives, steel construction, electronic device, motor, brush, brass
255 x 180 x 150 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte

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Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See 6 Jun 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...

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In Related Press

A Prophet of the Coming Electronic and Mechanical Realities Related Press A Prophet of the Coming Electronic and Mechanical Realities Hyperallergic : 5 August 2019

METZ, France; BASEL, Switzerland — The Centre Pompidou-Metz and Museum Tinguely have joined together to present a remarkably diverse and prolific two-part exhibition devoted to the German artist Rebecca Horn. Horn's stimulating body of work, begun in the late 1960s, consists of conceptually based, process-oriented, prosthetic performances,...

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Klaus Biesenbach recalls the founding of KW in Berlin 25 years ago, a moment of 'radical change and freedom' Related Press Klaus Biesenbach recalls the founding of KW in Berlin 25 years ago, a moment of 'radical change and freedom' ARTnews : 29 November 2016

In late November 1989 I came to Berlin. I had spent the summer in New York, staying with a friend who at the time was the editor of an international magazine. On her cable TV and in the many different newspapers she had at her home on the Upper West Side, I had seen and read about an autumn full of demonstrations in East Germany, embassies taken...

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