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Aesthetic Radicalism in ‘Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery Ocula Report Aesthetic Radicalism in ‘Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery 21 Jun 2019 : Sam Gaskin for Ocula

Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s, a major retrospective at Singapore's National Gallery (14 June–15 September 2019), opens emphatically in flames. At the exhibition's entrance, viewers encounter a wall-sized image from 1964 titled Burning Canvases Floating on the River. The photograph captures a performance by Lee Seung-taek, in which...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion Ocula Report 'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion 21 Jun 2019 : Emily Verla Bovino for Ocula

Without punctuation, She Said Why Me, the title of May Fung's 1989 video presents itself as a statement, rather than a question. It suggests a subject who expects no response, a person prepared to make what she can from being chosen though perplexed by the attention. The video follows a blindfolded woman, then unmasked, through late colonial-era...

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Ruth Buchanan

b. 1980, New Zealand

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Walters Prize nominees announced

The New Zealand Herald First published on 22 March 2018

Exhibition views (top left to bottom right): Ruth Buchanan, Bad Visual Systems (2 October–22 December 2016), Adam Art Gallery, Wellington; Jacqueline Fraser, The Making of Mississippi Grind, Auckland Art Gallery (20 May–15 October 2017); Jess Johnson (with Simon Ward): Whol Why Wurld, Carriageworks, Sydney (30 March–25 June 2017); Pati Solomona Tyrell, Fāgogo, St Paul St. Gallery, Auckland 8 June–21 July (2017).

When Pati Solomona Tyrell told his parents he was gay, his mother advised him to make a name for himself and show the world he would be a success.

This week, Aotea reminded her young artist son of her words when he called his parents to say he'd been nominated for the Walters Prize.

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