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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ By Jareh Das, New York

Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...

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Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements Ocula Report Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements By Radha Mahendru, Dhaka

Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.

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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough

At the freshly opened Winsing Art Place in Taipei, works by Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo are being presented in Taiwan for the first time. In this video, the founder of Winsing Arts Foundation, Jenny Yeh, introduces Vo's exhibition.

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b. 1978, Australia

Sarah Contos Biography

Working with discarded pop imagery and borrowed icons of fetishism and voodoo, Sarah Contos' practice combines disparate materials and textures into a formal language that is reminiscent of Poverist works. Yet there is an underlying erotic subtext, referenced in her use of lovers' clothing, sequins and quilting. Working across painting, assemblage, craft and soft sculpture, Contos uses a sense of wit and humor to address 'the sadness of things'—a material history as represented by cultural anthropology, art history and popular culture. Her works have included a Crystal Meth lab to make Chloe Eau de Parfum, and embroidered album covers of 80s pop hits. In 2011, Contos was the recipient of the Martin Bequest Traveling Scholarship.

Sarah Contos Featured Artworks

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Voltron II by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork
Sarah ContosVoltron II, 2019Repurposed leather jackets, hardware, thread
175 x 140 x 23 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Enquire about this work
Voltron I by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork
Sarah ContosVoltron I, 2019Repurposed leather jackets, hardware, thread
195 x 204 x 20 cm
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The Bite Mark of a Butterfly by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork
Sarah ContosThe Bite Mark of a Butterfly, 2019Screen-print and acrylic on calico, poly-fibre, stainless steel, leather, hardware, tulle, fluorescent lights, screen-print on lamé mounted on aluminium and wood dimensions variable
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Enquire about this work
Cats by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork
Sarah ContosCats, 2019Screen-print on lamé mounted on aluminium and wood
80 x 200 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Enquire about this work
Birds by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork
Sarah ContosBirds, 2019Screen-print on lamé mounted on aluminium and wood
80 x 200 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Enquire about this work
Chair and Ottoman by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork
Sarah ContosChair and Ottoman, 2019Repurposed cane, screen-print on canvas, foam, wood
126 x 199 x 137 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Enquire about this work
Baby I by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork
Sarah ContosBaby I, 2019Repurposed leather, foam, artist's belts
55 x 40 x 11 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Enquire about this work
Bat by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork
Sarah ContosBat, 2019Repurposed cane, leather, wood, stainless hardware
120 x 128 x 27 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Enquire about this work

Sarah Contos Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Sarah Contos, Sarah Contos at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
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28 November 2019–1 February 2020 Sarah Contos Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Sarah Contos, Daughter Universe at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
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18 May–17 June 2017 Sarah Contos Daughter Universe Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Sarah Contos, Total Control at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
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1–24 October 2015 Sarah Contos Total Control Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

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Sarah Contos and Linde Ivimey Related Press Sarah Contos and Linde Ivimey 26 May 2017, EyeContact

Traipsing around the dealer galleries of Sydney's Darlinghurst is a pleasant enough pastime among the terraced Victorian houses with their wrought ironwork in their prospect of tropical foliage and rainbow flags. Two shows in particular stayed with me, not least because they counterpointed each other in orbit around a common centre. That centre is...

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Sarah Contos Related Press Sarah Contos 3 May 2017, Art Almanac

A unique balance can be found in the work of Sydney-based artist Sarah Contos, offering an emphatic discourse within an intimate, personal and emotional framework. Working with a range of materials—from ceramics, plaster and screenprinted textiles to collected fabrics and discarded objects—the artist establishes relationships in...

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Five Australian Female Artists You Should Invest In Now Related Press Five Australian Female Artists You Should Invest In Now 7 December 2014, Neha Kale for Daily Life / 3 December 2014

Australian art history has an alarming tendency to conflate notoriety and originality. The shiny allure that inspires cult biographies and mass hysteria among collectors, like in the case of Adam Cullen or Brett Whitely, isn't just down to talent – it's also about the ways in which the figure of the self-destructive artist squares up...

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