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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Ocula Conversation
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Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 Ocula Insight Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 By Stephanie Bailey, London

In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .

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b. 1968, Hungary

Rita Ackermann Biography

The opposing impulses of creation and destruction mark the touchstone of the Hungarian-born, New York-based artist Rita Ackermann's practice, which continues to evolve and manifest itself in the shift from representation to abstraction.

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Ackermann's compositions occupy a space between the figurative and the abstract, where human forms simultaneously disappear and re-emerge. In a series titled Chalkboard Paintings, large-scale compositions on canvas were primed with chalkboard paint, on which washes of white chalk and green and blue pigments were applied. These Abstract Expressionist-like works are reminiscent of actual chalkboards in a classroom, covered with unintentional erasures and marks, yet they have been conceptually executed by multiple deletions of figurative drawings and landscapes. By way of these gestures, the revenant outline of the erased drawings often emerges into the foreground. The final picture is a record of these movements.

Text courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

Exhibition view: Rita Ackermann, Mama ’19, Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street, New York (20 February–11 April 2020). © Rita Ackermann. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Thomas Barratt.

Rita Ackermann Featured Artworks

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No Title by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannNo Title, 2018Oil on newsprint paper
45.7 x 61 cm
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Rita AckermannNo Title, 2018Oil stains and pencil on aged paper
34.3 x 56.5 cm
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No Title by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannNo Title, 2018Graphite and pencil and oil stains on aged paper
47 x 57.2 cm
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No Title by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannNo Title, 2018Graphite and oil stains on aged paper
39.4 x 53.3 cm
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No Title by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannNo Title, 2018Oil and pencil on paper
27.9 x 34.3 cm
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No Title by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannNo Title, 2018Graphite, pencil and oil on paper
27.9 x 35.6 cm
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Mama, Morty Smoking by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannMama, Morty Smoking, 2019Oil, pigment, acrylic, china marker, and graphite on canvas
223.5 x 198.1 cm
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non-dairy creamer by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita Ackermannnon-dairy creamer, 2013Oil on vellum
136.5 x 91.4 cm
Victoria Miro Enquire about this work

Rita Ackermann Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Rita Ackermann, Mama ’19 at Hauser & Wirth, New York
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20 February–11 April 2020 Rita Ackermann Mama ’19 Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Material Actions at Hauser & Wirth, St. Moritz
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7 July–8 September 2019 Group Exhibition Material Actions Hauser & Wirth, St. Moritz

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Surface Work review – women abstract artists dazzle in historic show Related Press Surface Work review – women abstract artists dazzle in historic show 15 April 2018, The Guardian

There are certain shows that change one's sense of art. Surface Work is one of them. Spread across two sites, it is nothing less than an anthology of abstract painting spanning an entire century, from early constructivism to post-digital sampling, in which every work holds its own and every work is by a woman. This is a rare and historic event....

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