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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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Santiago Sierra

b. 1966, Spain

Santiago Sierra was born in Madrid, Spain in 1966. He studied Visual Arts in Mexico City, Madrid and Hamburg. 

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Contemporary art exhibition, Santiago Sierra, Impenetrable Structure at Lisson Gallery, London
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14 July–26 August 2017 Santiago Sierra Impenetrable Structure Lisson Gallery, Bell Street, London

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Santiago Sierra: Black Flag, White Noise Related Press Santiago Sierra: Black Flag, White Noise Elephant : 5 June 2018

Adopting social architecture as a mode of critique is a technique that has become synonymous with Santiago Sierra’s artistic practice. If the results are often painful, the frequent criticism made of his work that it perpetuates the brutality of an already merciless society is misleading. In 2006, Sierra stated his work is produced not as an image...

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Manifesta 11 Biennial: Helmhaus and Löwenbräukunst Related Press Manifesta 11 Biennial: Helmhaus and Löwenbräukunst Aesthetica Magazine : 22 July 2016

Located in the Zurich’s ancient core, the Helmhaus museum usually exhibits contemporary art exponents of the most renowned Swiss art scene, with a focus on Zurich. Every year, five exhibitions are usually staged, collectively showing the works of some hundred artists. Great care is taken to represent the art scene’s diversity, so much...

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Examining 'race' in Asia's migrant domestic workers population: 'Afterwork' at Para Site, Hong Kong Related Press Examining 'race' in Asia's migrant domestic workers population: 'Afterwork' at Para Site, Hong Kong Art Radar : 24 March 2016

Running from 19 March to 29 May 2016 at Para Site, Afterwork is a group exhibition that explores a wide scope of issues related to “race” – as constructed through ingrained socio-cultural, political, economic, legal and historical forces and representations – as well as its relation to class, labour and migration within and...

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