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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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The beasts within: Artists tap into their wild sides for a roaring show Related Press The beasts within: Artists tap into their wild sides for a roaring show Wallpaper* : 26 November 2016

Rarely before have we seen such a long and varied list of contributors, as we do in Marian Goodman Gallery's group show Animality. The 'cast of creatures' ranges from dogs, camels, fish to octopi, and charts a history from George Orwell to Gabriel Orozco by way of Marcel Broodthaers. Curator Jens Hoffmann, never one to turn down a...

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Roni Horn: Mutability and geology Related Press Roni Horn: Mutability and geology Aesthetica : 18 November 2016

In Iceland, you can see the contours of the mountains wherever you go, and the swell of the hills, and always beyond that, the horizon. And there’s this strange thing: you’re never sort of hidden; you always feel exposed in that landscape. But it makes it very beautiful as well. Roni Horn (b. 1955) has visited Iceland regularly since...

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Adrian Searle encounters: Roni Horn's mysterious drawings that just won't leave you alone Related Press Adrian Searle encounters: Roni Horn's mysterious drawings that just won't leave you alone The Guardian : 5 June 2015

Cakewalk. Quonset hut. Written on the Wind. Eyefuck. Words and more words fill Roni Horn's drawings in Butterfly Doubt, the largest exhibition of the American sculptor's drawings I have seen. Drawing precedes writing. For Horn the two are inextricable. There is no end to the words: movie titles, names, dirty words, nouns, conjunctions and slang....

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Paving The Way For Artists Related Press Paving The Way For Artists Lee Woo-young for the Korea Herald / 5 December 2014 : 10 December 2014

On display in the private office of Lee Hyun-sook on the top floor of her gallery in Seoul are items from some of the most significant contemporary exhibitions in Korea over the last couple of years.The small space overlooking Gyeongbokgung Palace is ultramodern, with a sculpture by Anish Kapoor, a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat and a glass...

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Biennale Of Sydney Annoucnces Major Donation Related Press Biennale Of Sydney Annoucnces Major Donation Nicholas Forrest for Blouin ArtInfo / 26 November 2014 : 28 November 2014

The Biennale of Sydney has announced the Neilson Foundation as its inaugural Principal Patron following a major donation by the Foundation to the Biennale. According to the Biennale, the landmark funding partnership will provide a significant boost to the event ahead of its 20th edition in 2016. The Neilson Foundation was established in 2007 by...

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RONI HORN with Jarrett Earnest Related Press RONI HORN with Jarrett Earnest The Brooklyn Rail : 18 December 2013

Since entering the art world in the early 1980s Roni Horn has produced an ever-expanding cosmos of objects, images, and text that are as paradoxically coherent as they are multifaceted. Her exhibition Everything was sleeping as if the universe was a mistake, currently at Hauser & Wirth (November 11, 2013 - January 11, 2014) contains two...

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Roni Horn Related Press Roni Horn W Magazine : 1 November 2009

Roni Horn's subtle but commanding art demands a focused eye to be seen for what it is. The same can be said for Horn herself. With the exception of her eyes, which are the brilliant blue of a far-off sea, she is almost devoid of colour. Her salt-and-pepper hair is shorn so short as to blend with her pale face. Her mannish black shirt and jeans add...

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