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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Diana Campbell Betancourt Ocula Conversation Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...

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Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Ocula Report Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Mar 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...

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Born in Laos, 1971, Vongpoothorn came to Australia in 1979. She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Western Sydney and a Masters of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales (COFA). In 1997 she held an Artspace studio and has undertaken numerous residencies in Australia and overseas. A finalist in the Moet & Chandon art prize in 1998, Savanhdary's work is included in important public and private collections, including the Queensland Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Australia. She currently lives and works in Sydney.

Featured Artworks

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Rashmis Castle I by Savanhdary Vongpoothorn contemporary artwork Savanhdary VongpoothornRashmis Castle I, 2011 Acrylic on perforated canvas
120 x 80 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary
All is Burning by Savanhdary Vongpoothorn contemporary artwork Savanhdary VongpoothornAll is Burning, 2014 Acrylic on perforated canvas
120 x 100 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary
Rasa I by Savanhdary Vongpoothorn contemporary artwork Savanhdary VongpoothornRasa I, 2005 Acrylic on perforated canvas
180 x 120 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary
All is Burning by Savanhdary Vongpoothorn contemporary artwork Savanhdary VongpoothornAll is Burning, 2014 Acrylic on perforated canvas
120 x 100 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary
For You by Savanhdary Vongpoothorn contemporary artwork Savanhdary VongpoothornFor You, 2013 Acrylic on perforated canvas
100 x 120 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary
Lotus I by Savanhdary Vongpoothorn contemporary artwork Savanhdary VongpoothornLotus I, 2014 Acrylic on perforated canvas
60 x 60 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary
Lotus II by Savanhdary Vongpoothorn contemporary artwork Savanhdary VongpoothornLotus II, 2014 Leaves and acrylic on Sanganer paper
44 x 44 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary
Lotus III by Savanhdary Vongpoothorn contemporary artwork Savanhdary VongpoothornLotus III, 2014 Leaves and acrylic on Sanganer paper
46 x 46 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Ramayana on the Mekong at Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
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29 September–23 October 2016 Savanhdary Vongpoothorn Ramayana on the Mekong Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, The Beautiful as Force at Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
Closed
7–31 March 2013 Savanhdary Vongpoothorn The Beautiful as Force Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

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