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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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b. 1961, Argentina

Rirkrit Tiravanija Biography

In the early 90's Rirkrit Tiravanija and his contemporaries were described in Nicholas Bourriard's Relational Aesthetics. Rejecting the art object and any material forms of production, these artist's began to investigate shared activity and collective action as a social model.Since then the artist has become well known for his Pad Thai kitchens and social happenings that seek to frame relations within aesthetic form. 

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A co-founder of the Land Foundation, Tiravanija's practice has also investigated artistic intervention upon agricultural traditions, and the role of modernist architecture in social housing. He has received the Gordon Matta Clark Foundation Award, the Hugo Boss Prize from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2004) and the Lucelia Artist Award from the Smithsonian Museum (2003). He has also exhibited extensively around the America, Europe and Asia.

Rirkrit Tiravanija Featured Artworks

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untitled 2019 (the form of the flower is unknown to the seed) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork
Rirkrit Tiravanijauntitled 2019 (the form of the flower is unknown to the seed), 2019Installation/situation (table, chairs, cabinet, shelf, bar, lamps, ceramics, sake, a lot of people). Dimensions variable. Unique in a series of 3
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Untitled, 1995 (450/375) (For Parkett 44) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork
Rirkrit TiravanijaUntitled, 1995 (450/375) (For Parkett 44), 1995Gold rimmed Ray Ban glasses with engraving on the lenses
2.5 x 16 x 6.7 cm
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Untitled 2017 ( it’s friday, it’s a mess after M. D. ) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork
Rirkrit TiravanijaUntitled 2017 ( it’s friday, it’s a mess after M. D. ), 2017Gold foiling and laser engraving on wood veneer
43.2 x 43.2 x 3.8 cm (incl frame)
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untitled 2018 (asians must eat rice) by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork
Rirkrit Tiravanijauntitled 2018 (asians must eat rice), 2018Mirror polished stainless steel
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Untitled by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork
Rirkrit TiravanijaUntitled, 2010Brick-manufacturing oven, raw bricks, tools, variable size
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Moon rise - Time is setting - Tomorrow never arrives by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork
Rirkrit TiravanijaMoon rise - Time is setting - Tomorrow never arrives, 2013Screen print, relief print, metal foil, etching, STPI handmade cotton paper
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Doubt does not travel in a straight line by Rirkrit Tiravanija contemporary artwork
Rirkrit TiravanijaDoubt does not travel in a straight line, 2013Screen print, metal foil, STPI handmade abaca paper
102 x 102 x 3 cm
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Rirkrit Tiravanija Current Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, (SELF) PORTRAITS at Parkett, Zurich
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22 February–18 July 2020 Group Exhibition (SELF) PORTRAITS Parkett, Zurich Exhibition Space
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Scènes dans une bulle de cristal — Seen in a crystal ball at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
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25 January–29 February 2020 Group Exhibition Scènes dans une bulle de cristal — Seen in a crystal ball Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, STPI Prints (Deacon, Lim, Sala, Tiravanija) at Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
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24 January–18 March 2020 Group Exhibition STPI Prints (Deacon, Lim, Sala, Tiravanija) Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris

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Rirkrit Tiravanija In Ocula Magazine

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Emi Eu: ‘We have to look at Southeast Asia as one market’ Ocula Conversation Emi Eu: ‘We have to look at Southeast Asia as one market’ By Stephanie Bailey, Singapore

STPI's Emi Eu reflects on S.E.A. Focus, an STPI project platforming artists and galleries from Southeast Asia, in the wake of Art Stage's decline in 2019 and ahead of the launch of Singapore's new art fair, Art SG, in October 2020.

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A Change of Scene: Art Stage Singapore 2018 Ocula Report A Change of Scene: Art Stage Singapore 2018 By Diana d'Arenberg, Singapore

This year marked the eighth edition of Art Stage Singapore (26–28 January 2018), founded with the goal of bringing together galleries and art from Southeast Asia under the roof of the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The fair was, in its initial years, seen as Singapore's answer to Art Basel, but with a distinct regional...

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Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tobias Rehberger at STPI, Singapore Ocula Insight Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tobias Rehberger at STPI, Singapore By Elliat Albrecht

A familiar childhood activity to many, the game of 'exquisite corpse' was invented by the Surrealists as a means of assembling disparate images—usually of bodies—to create an unusual and often humorous result. To play, one player draws part of an image, then folds the paper so as to hide their work and reveal only a hint of what the...

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Berlin, Boners and Brecht Ocula Report Berlin, Boners and Brecht By Diana d'Arenberg, Berlin

Apparently my timing sucks. One week too late for Berlin Gallery Weekend, and one month too early for the Berlin Biennale. ‘You should have been here last weekend for Berlin Gallery Weekend!’ a Berliner friend exclaimed. ‘Everyone was having orgies at Soho House! It was the best art world networking!’ I shifted...

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Rirkrit Tiravanija In Related Press

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What Happens When Artists Run Restaurants? Related Press What Happens When Artists Run Restaurants? 5 July 2019, Frieze

Last month, a new sake bar opened at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts: a softly lit tunnel of booze that promises the kind of entrancing conversation one can never quite remember the next morning. A permanent installation designed by the artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2019 (the form of the flower is unknown to the seed) is furnished...

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Singapore Art Week Related Press Singapore Art Week 23 February 2018, art agenda

Developed by the Singapore government in 2013 in an attempt to create hype around the fair Art Stage Singapore, Singapore Art Week (SAW) is a loose collection of events organized by museums, art spaces, and cultural producers. This year’s edition featured a series of festivals that turned the Civic District’s museums into glowing canvases for art...

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Ugo Rondinone 'I ♥ John Giorno' at Various venues, New York Related Press Ugo Rondinone 'I ♥ John Giorno' at Various venues, New York 27 July 2017, Mousse Magazine

Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno —the first major U.S. exhibition about the American poet, artist, activist and muse John Giorno—has opened simultaneously across 13 locations in New York City. I ♥ John Giorno is a work of art by Giorno's husband, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. The exhibition is a celebration of the life and work of...

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John Giorno Related Press John Giorno 25 July 2017, artforum.com

I learned early on from the eats, such as Allen Ginsburg and William Burroughs—and the Pop artists too—that archives were very important. This was around the late 1950s, or the beginning of the '60s. So, I just saved all of my work. My parents had a house in Roslyn Heights, Long Island, and for fifty years I brought everything I made...

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