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Ocula ReportSongs for Sabotage: the 4th New Museum Triennial20 Apr 2018 : David Xu Borgonjon for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
Songs for Sabotage, the fourth edition of the New Museum Triennial (13 February–27 May 2018) curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Alex Gartenfeld, assembles a group of works that, according to the curatorial statement, represent 'models for dismantling and replacing the political and economic networks that envelop today's global youth.' Sabotage...
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Ocula ConversationMichaël BorremansArtist, Belgium{{document.location.href}}
Embarking on a career as a painter relatively late, at the age of 33, Belgian artist Michaël Borremans initially trained as a draughtsman and engraver at Saint Lucas in Ghent. On the occasion of his inaugural exhibition Michaël Borremans: Fire from the Sun at the new David Zwirner space in Hong Kong (27 January–9 March 2018), I spoke with Borremans...
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Ocula ReportThe Lowdown: shows to see during Gallery Weekend Berlin20 Apr 2018 : Phoebe Blatton for Ocula{{document.location.href}}
Gallery Weekend Berlin is a long-established highlight in the German art world's calendar. This year, the fourteenth edition takes place from 27 to 29 April, and features no less than 47 participating galleries showcasing emerging talent alongside established names. With many other exhibitions and events taking place across one of Europe's most...
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Sun Xun was born in China’s Fuxin Province, and majored in print making at China Academy of Fine Arts. He is working on various projects, including a film shoot, at Phi Animation Studio which he found in 2005. His films have been presented at Torino Film Festival and the Oberhausen Short Film Festival. He sketches the daily lives of Chinese people, moving a step away from the Cynical Realism or Political Pop the first and second Chinese artists had resorted to, and establishes a unique framework of a multi-angled inquiry within China’s contemporary art circle.

The piece presented in this exhibition, titled Some actions which haven't been defined yet in the revolution describes and objectively examines the lives of ordinary people who wade through the macroscopic paradigms of history and revolution, and the limitations of their cognition system. The artist reinterprets mediums used to produce ancient Buddhist scriptures and the political propaganda materials during the Cultural Revolution period from a contemporary perspective by aligning them with a visual temporality, presenting a series of images comprising wood prints. Sun Xun not only offers an in-depth observation of China’s history and society within the context of here and now, but also visualizes individual systems of cognition learned through the principle of power, fundamentally questioning structuralism.  

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