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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...

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Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger

In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of...

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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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Sudarshan Shetty

b. 1961, Indonesia

Sudarshan Shetty is a contemporary Indian artist who has worked in painting, sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. He has exhibited widely in India and more recently he has become increasingly visible on the international stage as an important voice in contemporary art. His work has been exhibited at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka and the Tate Modern, London. The artist has been a resident at the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh and was a Ford Foundation Fellow at the New School for General Studies, New York.

In 1999, he was the only Indian artist commissioned to make a public sculpture, Home and Away in Fukuoka, Japan, as a part of the Hakata Reverain Art Project, curated by Fumio Nanjo.

Featured Artworks

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Personal Effects by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyPersonal Effects, 2019 Teak wood
222.3 x 94 x 35.6 cm
Templon
As far as the forest is by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyAs far as the forest is, 2019 Wood and acrylic
44 x 33 x 16 cm
Kewenig
As far as the forest is by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyAs far as the forest is, 2019 wood and acrylic
47 x 44 x 27 cm
Kewenig
As far as the forest is by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyAs far as the forest is, 2019 Wood and acrylic
67 x 39 x 26 cm
Kewenig
No Title by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyNo Title, 2018 Recycled wood and ceramic
Kewenig
Untitled by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyUntitled, 2018 Recycled teak wood and ceramic
38 x 61 x 20.3 cm
Templon
Untitled by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyUntitled, 2015 Ceramic, recycled teak wood, and table
137 x 41 x 41 cm
Templon
Untitled by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyUntitled, 2017 Recycled teak wood
100.3 x 68.5 x 26.7 cm
Templon

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Sudarshan Shetty, Room #9 at Kewenig, Berlin
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19 September–12 October 2019 Sudarshan Shetty Room #9 Kewenig, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, As far as the Forest is at Kewenig, Palma
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23 March–22 June 2019 Group Exhibition As far as the Forest is Kewenig, Palma
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Touched by Bhupen at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
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29 November 2013–28 February 2014 Group Show Touched by Bhupen Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai

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In Conversation With Sudarshan Shetty Related Press In Conversation With Sudarshan Shetty Harper's Bazaar Arabia : 14 February 2017

'There's belief that for every one foot you dig, literally anywhere in Kochi, you have a hundred years of history. Two feet, it's 200 years,' says Indian artist Sudarshan Shetty. 'It's part of that area; when you go to Kochi you cannot escape living that history.' Twenty-one feet, then, should get you to the ancient seaport of Muziris from which...

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India Art Fair 2017: All the Flowers Are for Everyone Related Press India Art Fair 2017: All the Flowers Are for Everyone OPEN Magazine : 10 February 2017

The India Art Fair (IAF) is usually a maze. Even with a map in hand and a purpose in mind, one can easily get lost or distracted. Often one meanders while trying to locate that elusive booth, which only leads to happy and unexpected discoveries. You might suddenly be caught unaware by a gem, while sipping tea.

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The Contemporary Canvas Related Press The Contemporary Canvas The Indian Express : 4 February 2017

From being a forum that brings artists from all over the world to one that will focus on South Asia, India Art Fair (IAF) has changed its course over the nine editions since it debuted in 2008. The transformation was obvious when the four-day event opened on February 2 at NSIC grounds in Okhla.Dominated by artwork from India, followed by...

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Forming in the Pupil of an Eye: A report from Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 Related Press Forming in the Pupil of an Eye: A report from Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 Frieze : 1 February 2017

The first two editions of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale – in 2012 and 2014 – used art to initiate a dynamic dialogue between the Indian port town of Kochi and the ancient trading city of Muziris, which have been settled over the centuries by Arab, Chinese, Jewish, Portuguese, Dutch, English and migratory South Indian working-class communities. Under...

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