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Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global Ocula Conversation Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global

French gallerist Almine Rech-Picasso opened her first space in Asia on Shanghai's historic Bund in July this year, bringing her eponymous gallery's total locations to five. The Shanghai gallery occupies roughly 4,000 square feet on the second floor of the three-storey Amber Building, a beautiful warehouse space, originally occupied by the Central...

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From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut Ocula Report From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut 8 Nov 2019 : Nat Muller for Ocula

There's an inside joke amongst the team of Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts: that every time an edition of its biennial forum on cultural practices is planned, a national crisis happens. The eighth edition of Home Works was no different: it opened on 17 October amidst the most devastating wildfires that Lebanon had witnessed...

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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 Fujiwara

b. 1982, United Kingdom

Simon Fujiwara’s early installations and narrative performances (2008-2012) largely traced his own identity formation as a multi-part auto-fiction presented through therestaging of his own childhood events, reconstructions of historical places associated with his conception and the mythologizing of his origins as an artist. His work can be seen as a complex response and sometimes critique of the increasing cultural obsession with self-presentation that new technologies offered to his generation. Working often in collaboration with others in the telling of supposedly personal stories, Fujiwara's work explores the concept of the contemporary individual – self-determined, self-narrativised, unique – and presents a highly contingent notion of the self that can only be defined through the participation of others.

Featured Artworks

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Fairytale Kingdom by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraFairytale Kingdom, 2019 Found polystyrene architectural elements, iron holders, UV print on Alu-Dibond placard
120 x 120 cm
Esther Schipper
Van Gogh by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraVan Gogh, 2018 Selection of merchandise items from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Esther Schipper
Untitled (Penthouse) by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraUntitled (Penthouse), 2018 Plexiglas, wood, printed cardboard, ceramic dog
37 x 75 x 46 cm
Esther Schipper
Heaven by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraHeaven, 2017 Artificial hair, acrylic box
170 x 70 x 8 cm
Taro Nasu
Empathy I by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraEmpathy I, 2018 5D simulator installation (with video, sound, motion, water, and wind), 3 mins 49 secs
Esther Schipper
Fabulous Beasts (Elegy I) by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraFabulous Beasts (Elegy I), 2017 Shaved fur coat on wooden stretcher frame
140 x 100 x 2.3 cm
Parafin
Fabulous Beasts (Bluewashed Mink) by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraFabulous Beasts (Bluewashed Mink), 2017 Shaved fur coat on wooden stretcher frame
Parafin

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Simon Fujiwara, The Antoinette Effect サイモン・フジワラ at Taro Nasu, Tokyo
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13 July–10 August 2019 Simon Fujiwara The Antoinette Effect サイモン・フジワラ Taro Nasu, Tokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Simon Fujiwara, Empathy I at Esther Schipper, Berlin
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31 August–30 September 2018 Simon Fujiwara Empathy I Esther Schipper, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Condo Shanghai: The Soul of the Soulless at Esther Schipper, Berlin
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7 July–26 August 2018 Group Exhibition Condo Shanghai: The Soul of the Soulless Edouard Malingue Gallery

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FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Simon Fujiwara (ACAW 2017) Related Video & Audio FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Simon Fujiwara (ACAW 2017) Asia Contemporary Art Week : 21 December 2017

Emerging from his most ambitious installation project to date – Fujiwara's keynote lecture performance transported the audience through the process of reproducing a full-scale replica of the Anne Frank House presented as a building within a building across four floors of a gallery in Tel Aviv.

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