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Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World Ocula Conversation Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World

'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Simon Degroot

Simons works are rich in meaning and contain an outsider art quality of childlike drawing alongside elements of urban culture and graffiti. His illustrative works contain semiotic elements and communicate his thoughts and ideas. Images that dance on the canvas are like coded hieroglyphs with meanings that are only revealed after understanding the position of the artist.

His weaving of immediate childlike elements in adult themes of death and the uncanny create definite feelings of tension in the artwork. These struggles and tensions are what make Simons work interesting and always challenging.

Featured Artworks

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Legacy Compound 6 white by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork
Simon DegrootLegacy Compound 6 white, 2019 Oil on linen
122 x 107 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Legacy Compound 5 blue by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork
Simon DegrootLegacy Compound 5 blue, 2019 Oil on linen
122 x 107 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Legacy Compound 4 by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork
Simon DegrootLegacy Compound 4, 2019 Oil on linen
122 x 107 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Legacy Compound 3 by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork
Simon DegrootLegacy Compound 3, 2019 Oil on linen
122 x 107 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Legacy Compound 2 by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork
Simon DegrootLegacy Compound 2, 2019 Oil on linen
122 x 107 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Legacy Compound 1 by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork
Simon DegrootLegacy Compound 1, 2019 Oil on canvas
122 x 107 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Lantana by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork
Simon DegrootLantana, 2019 Oil on canvas
168 x 183 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Landscape by Simon Degroot contemporary artwork
Simon DegrootLandscape, 2019 Oil on canvas
168 x 183 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Simon Degroot, Anterior Verdure at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
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1–23 March 2019 Simon Degroot Anterior Verdure This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Michael Cook, Simon Degroot, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks, Group Exhibition at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
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1–30 June 2018 Michael Cook, Simon Degroot, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks Group Exhibition This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne

In Related Press

Simon DeGroot takes top honours at Moreton Bay Region Art Awards 2018 Related Press Simon DeGroot takes top honours at Moreton Bay Region Art Awards 2018 1015fm : 5 June 2018

An oil painting from artist Simon DeGroot took out top honours at this year's Moreton Bay Region Art Awards now in its 25th year.Simon was awarded one of the two $7,500 acquisitive prizes for Transition, which explored the process of translation and recognition.Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland and Division 9 Councillor Mike...

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