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Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale Ocula Conversation Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the largest Francophone nation in Africa with vast resources and nearly 80 million inhabitants, is a place where commodities play a vital role in the national economy and the country's significance on the world stage. This is the context from which the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale (24 October–24 November...

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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline Ocula Report
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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline 13 Dec 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

From 20 to 21 July 2019, Artspace Sydney held a two-day symposium that brought artists in conversation with leading curators, writers, activists, academics, diplomats, and journalists from across Asia. The symposium was the final chapter of the 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS exhibition, publication, website, and Instagram project. Instigated and...

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We Are Our Infrastructure, Argues Newly Announced Shanghai Biennale Chief Curator Ocula News We Are Our Infrastructure, Argues Newly Announced Shanghai Biennale Chief Curator 13 December 2019

The Power Station of Art will make a fitting location for Andrés Jaque, whose past projects expose the politics concealed by buried pipes and managed cables. Spanish architect, writer, and curator Andrés Jaque has been named the chief curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale, which will take place at the Power Station of Art (PSA) from 13 November...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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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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STERLING RUBY IN VIENNA Related Press STERLING RUBY IN VIENNA Gagosian Quarterly : 15 November 2019

Ruby gives shape and body to images that are otherwise virtual and in any case always mediated by electronic devices. The corporal and tactile theme permeates another series of works, crucial in the corpus of work by Ruby, the famous soft sculptures. Giant anthropomorphic figures of which Laying Figure (2013) is possibly the most emblematic...

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Sterling Ruby: Disjointed Monuments to Nothing Related Press Sterling Ruby: Disjointed Monuments to Nothing Gagosian Quarterly : 30 October 2019

If the laminate pedestals reveal scattered signs of vandalism (such as scratches, scuff marks, inscriptions, and traces of spray paint), the urethane blocks appear almost lyrically pictorial, innervated as they are with colour dyes that seem to have been dripped into the synthetic material and captured permanently mid-descent. If from a visual and...

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Sterling Ruby’s Mixed Media Related Press Sterling Ruby’s Mixed Media The New Yorker : 2 September 2019

Vernon, California, is a small city near Los Angeles with a population of a hundred and twelve. Every day, fifty thousand people commute to work there, in its eighteen hundred factories, warehouses, and small businesses. Light fixtures, Farmer John hot dogs, industrial chemicals, Tapatío hot sauce, and stuffed toys are made in Vernon. One of the...

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Sterling Ruby: Bloody Pots Related Press Sterling Ruby: Bloody Pots Gagosian Quarterly : 1 November 2018

The bloodiest of Sterling Ruby 's pots is not ceramic but a teacup of Styrofoam, urethane, wood, and spray paint. Monolithic, The Cup (2013) spilleth over with so much blood that one cannot believe the donor to this event will survive. And given the meanings that have been ascribed to this sculpture, that donor is mankind. Here, the character...

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Interview: Sterling Ruby Related Press Interview: Sterling Ruby Kaleidoscope : 27 September 2016

Piero Golia: When I arrived in LA, you were already 'Sterling.' So you should tell me the beginning of the story, the piece that I’m missing, and then we can start the conversation. Sterling Ruby: Well, my family moved around a lot in my early childhood, but we finally wound up in Pennsylvania when I was about eight. By 1994, I...

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Interview: on the road with the US artist Sterling Ruby Related Press Interview: on the road with the US artist Sterling Ruby Financial Times : 27 August 2016

Ruby was only three years out of art school when he caught the international art world's attention with a densely hung exhibition called SUPERMAX 2008 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Over the past decade there has been no let-up in the furious pace and ambitious scale of his production: dripping red urethane stalagmites;...

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The weird, wondrous, and worldly art visions of LA Related Press The weird, wondrous, and worldly art visions of LA Hyperallergic : 22 August 2016

What does it mean to be an LA artist? This is the question that curators Aram Moshayedi and Hamza Walker came up against when organizing the Hammer Museum’s third Los Angeles Biennial, Made in LA 2016. Instead of trying to determine a decisive set of regional characteristics, they hewed closely to the show’s title, the only...

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'Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only' at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Related Press 'Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only' at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Art Agenda : 26 July 2016

In LA, everyone’s Marlon Brando’s gardener. Cruising through a city sold and resold as a promised land, we’ve nothing to guide us but our passions for prosperity, for fame, for space, for spirit. All of us here somehow find a place in the end, even if it’s only as workers in others’ gardens, Edens owned by those that...

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'Made in LA': Hammer Museum's 2016 biennial explores history and myth Related Press 'Made in LA': Hammer Museum's 2016 biennial explores history and myth Wallpaper* : 28 June 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright once remarked, ‘Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.’ That type of impermanence could easily sum up the provisional quality of most thematic museum surveys, which is why curators Hamza Walker and Aram Moshayedi immediately decided to eschew any notion of theme for a series of...

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Studio visit with Sterling Ruby Related Press Studio visit with Sterling Ruby Whitewall Magazine : 20 May 2016

Looking at the body of work that the artist Sterling Ruby has created—hundreds of spray paintings, massive ceramic vessels, soft fabric sculptures, dripping polyurethane towers, working wood stoves, couture fashion collaborations—it could be hard to put together how everything relates, or even has come out of one person, one mind, one...

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Sterling Ruby: making it big Related Press Sterling Ruby: making it big The Guardian : 11 March 2016

Ten years ago, Sterling Ruby left art college without his final degree and almost $300,000 in debt. Since then he's become an art world phenomenon exhibiting his monumental sculptures and diseased-looking ceramics with global powerhouse galleries like Gagosian and Hauser & Wirth, where they have been bought by 'supercollectors', including...

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Sterling Ruby, A Bowl of Memories Related Press Sterling Ruby, A Bowl of Memories Channel Louisiana : 4 March 2016

Sterling Ruby (b. 1972) is an American artist, who moves freely between ceramics, painting, sculpture collage and video. His works are rarely borne up by refinements of finish, and a strong physical dimension is associated with their development: very large canvases, enormous sculptures created with drip techniques and experimental ceramics created...

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Sterling Ruby’s clothing is going on display for the first time Related Press Sterling Ruby’s clothing is going on display for the first time i-D Vice : 3 March 2016

In 2008 Sterling Ruby made a pair of jeans and a shirt out of the leftover scraps of fabric from a sculpture he had just finished working on. The pieces quickly became the artist's studio uniform, and over the years, Ruby has returned time and time again to those original garments for a series of textile projects overseen by the artist and his...

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Australian adds weight to Art Basel Encounter Related Press Australian adds weight to Art Basel Encounter Visual ArtsHub : 24 February 2015

There is a new encounter in Hong Kong, Australian curator Alexie Glass-Kantor, and her vision captures the zeitgeist of our region. A curated section within any art fair presents an interesting conversation, sitting somewhere between the commercial streams and a rigorous view of now. Encounters is slightly different in that it is dedicated to...

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Sprüth Magers At Art Basel In Miami Beach 2014 Related Press Sprüth Magers At Art Basel In Miami Beach 2014 5 December 2014

Ocula's photographer Charles Roussel visited the Sprüth Magers booth (L16) at Art Basel in Miami BEACH. They brought works to the fair by Bernd & Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, Rosemarie Trockel, Michail Pirellis, Jenny Holzer, George Condo and Thomas Demand.

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Los Angeles, In Art Form, Comes To Beijing Related Press Los Angeles, In Art Form, Comes To Beijing Debra Bruno for The Wall Street Journal, China Real Time / 15 September 2014 : 17 September 2014

A new show at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing’s 798 art district brings an eclectic mix of Los Angeles art to the Chinese capital. “The LA Project” features seven artists’ work sprawled over the center’s cavernous rooms. Each artist was given carte blanche either to create new art for the show or...

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Sterling Ruby: Balancing Act Related Press Sterling Ruby: Balancing Act W Magazine : 9 May 2014

The artist Sterling Ruby's bright future appears momentarily in doubt as he turns left off 26th Street in an industrial sector of downtown Los Angeles and suddenly faces a tractor-trailer, its white cab aglitter with chrome and menace. A split-second later, it's clear that there's no real danger—the truck is slowing to make a wide right...

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Who is Sterling Ruby? Related Press Who is Sterling Ruby? Frieze : 4 April 2009

'And he invents spaces, of which he is the convulsive possession.' —Roger Caillois Landscape Annihilates consciousness On screen: a blob of viscous matter is gathered on a palette, and then smeared against a blank field. The image is accompanied by a soft, soothing, cajoling whisper, a voice, and the sound of repetitive movement: 'I'm...

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