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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’ 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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New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata: Shows to See Ocula Report New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata: Shows to See Kanika Anand, New Delhi

With India Art Fair set to open amid nationwide protests, Kanika Anand introduces shows in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata that express shifting socio-political identities, modes of resistance, and explorations of place-making.

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Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Ocula Insight Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Phoebe Blatton, Berlin

Images from abroad , Lada Nakonechna's solo exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART in Berlin, considers the barriers that exist between depictions of conflict and their viewers.

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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.

Rita Ackermann Featured Artworks

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Green Tulip by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannGreen Tulip, 2015Acrylic, spray paint, pastel, chalk and pigment on paper
77.5 x 111.8 cm
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Rabbi Chaplin by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannRabbi Chaplin, 2018Pigment and oil on canvas
172.7 x 86.8 cm
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Mama Safe Crossing by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannMama Safe Crossing, 2019Oil, pigment, acrylic, grease pencil and pastel on canvas
170.2 x 170.2 cm
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Water Lily Blues II by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannWater Lily Blues II, 2018Acrylic, oil, pigment, pastel, chalk and spray paint on canvas
167.6 x 198.1 x 3.8 cm
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Contours in Prime Color Field by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannContours in Prime Color Field, 2018–2019Oil on canvas
119.4 x 203.2 x 3.8 cm
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Night Fall by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannNight Fall, 2018Acrylic, pigment, pastel, spray paint and chalk on canvas
203.2 x 119.4 cm
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Strokes of Disappearance by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannStrokes of Disappearance, 2018Acrylic and oil on linen
127 x 152.4 cm
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Mama by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannMama, 2018Acrylic, grease pencil and oil on canvas
190.5 x 165.1 cm
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Rita Ackermann Recent Exhibitions

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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
Contemporary art exhibition, Rita Ackermann, Brother and Sister at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
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17 January–2 March 2019 Rita Ackermann Brother and Sister Hauser & Wirth, Zürich
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Surface Work at Victoria Miro, London
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11 April–16 June 2018 Group Exhibition Surface Work Victoria Miro, Mayfair, London

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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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