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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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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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