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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

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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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Latest 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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Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze Ocula Insight Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze By Tessa Moldan, London

For her second solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in London, Ella Kruglyanskaya's compositions signal the many possibilities of paint.

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b. 1961, USA

Sam Durant Biography

Sam Durant, Born 1961 in Seattle, Washington, is a multimedia artist. After completing a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Massachusetts College of Art in 1986 and a Master of Fine Art at the California Institute of the Arts, Durant established his artistic practice through works that chronicled historic events such as the civil rights movement, the genocide of indigenous Americans, and the modernism movement. Durant's works reference social, political, and cultural issues as well as more specifically recalling American history.

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The artist's work can be found in public collections including The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; the Tate Modern, London; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. 

Sam Durant Featured Artworks

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Middle East (NIMA and Gitashenasi maps) by Sam Durant contemporary artwork
Sam DurantMiddle East (NIMA and Gitashenasi maps), 2010Spray enamel on maps
198 x 140 x 4.5 cm
Sadie Coles HQ Enquire about this work
This is Freedom? by Sam Durant contemporary artwork
Sam DurantThis is Freedom?, 2008Electric sign with vinyl text
161.3 x 214.6 x 23.2 cm
Blum & Poe Enquire about this work
consider LISTENING by Sam Durant contemporary artwork
Sam Durantconsider LISTENING, 2018Screenprint on translucent film, light box
30 x 40 x 12 cm
Krakow Witkin Gallery Enquire about this work
Empathy for Everyone (large version) by Sam Durant contemporary artwork
Sam DurantEmpathy for Everyone (large version), 2018Electric sign with vinyl text
55 x 68 inches
Blum & Poe Enquire about this work
Proposal for a Map of the World by Sam Durant contemporary artwork
Sam DurantProposal for a Map of the World, 2015Work on paper
114.5 x 142.5 cm
STPI Enquire about this work
Knowledge is Power! by Sam Durant contemporary artwork
Sam DurantKnowledge is Power!, 2015Electric sign with vinyl text
121.9 x 182.9 cm
Blum & Poe Enquire about this work
This is Freedon? by Sam Durant contemporary artwork
Sam DurantThis is Freedon?, 2008Electric sign with vinyl text
63.5 x 84.5 x 9.12 inches
Blum & Poe Enquire about this work

Sam Durant Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Sam Durant, One Wall One Work: consider LISTENING at Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston
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30 June–3 August 2018 Sam Durant One Wall One Work: consider LISTENING Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston
Contemporary art exhibition, Sam Durant, One Wall One Work at Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston
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10 May–23 June 2018 Sam Durant One Wall One Work Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston
Contemporary art exhibition, Sam Durant, Build Therefore Your Own World at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
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7 January–18 February 2017 Sam Durant Build Therefore Your Own World Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

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Sam Durant In Related Press

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Sam Durant Wins deCordova Sculpture Park’s $25,000 Rappaport Prize Related Press Sam Durant Wins deCordova Sculpture Park’s $25,000 Rappaport Prize 27 July 2017, ARTnews

The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, has given its annual Rappaport Prize to Sam Durant, the Los Angeles-based artist whose political work has struck a chord with audiences at galleries, museums, and art fairs—and, most recently, was the subject of intense protest in Minneapolis.

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Objects that Manifest the Contradictions of American History Related Press Objects that Manifest the Contradictions of American History 14 February 2017, Hyperallergic

When entering the main gallery of Sam Durant's Build Therefore Your Own World at Blum & Poe, the viewer literally walks into the exhibition's namesake piece, a massive yet simple installation that takes up the entirety of the room. The title, Every spirit builds itself a house, and beyond its house a world...Build therefore your own world...

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Black Poets, 19th Century Transcendentalists Inspire a Sculptural Look at Race Related Press Black Poets, 19th Century Transcendentalists Inspire a Sculptural Look at Race 3 February 2017, The Creators Project

Glowing high above the Paula Cooper Gallery, on West 21st Street, is a sign of the times: The orange light box, appropriated from a 1963 protest sign, was made by artist Sam Durant. It proclaims, as if it is howling, in black hand written lettering, 'END WHITE SUPREMACY NOW.' In a new exhibition, Sam Durant: Build Therefore Your Own World , at...

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A Permanent Plinth for New Art Coming to the High Line Related Press A Permanent Plinth for New Art Coming to the High Line 11 January 2017, The New York Times

London has its Fourth Plinth, where contemporary artists have graced — and sometimes goaded — viewers in Trafalgar Square with sculptural work on a bare pedestal originally intended for an equestrian statue of William IV. Now New York will have its own plinth, a highly visible permanent stage for ambitious new international sculpture...

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