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Sun Xun Ocula Magazine

Sun Xun Ocula Conversation Sun Xun By Tess Maunder, Sydney

If you always stay in your prison, you will do nothing, and you will die in that prison. My whole oeuvre is my prison, and I have to struggle in that prison to challenge it and never stop...

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Xiaoyu Weng Ocula Conversation Xiaoyu Weng By Stephanie Bailey, New York

We absorb information, communicate with different artists, look at exhibitions and participate in discussions with peers and colleagues from multiple cultural and political environments.

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Sun Xun Ocula Conversation Sun Xun By Robin Peckham, Hong Kong

Sun Xun is a paradoxical figure: he works with ink but rejects the discourse of cultural purity that accompanies it. Dissects political narratives but takes only vague positions of his own, and runs an animation studio while developing a diverse practice that confronts much more radical questions. Based in Beijing, where he runs Pi Animation, he...

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William Zhao Ocula Conversation William Zhao By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

The last decade has seen an extraordinary interest in the art of China, yet Hong Kong artists have been significantly overlooked in this bubbling and frothing phenomena. It is timely therefore that Ai Weiwei, arguably the most well-known of the Chinese artists, has chosen to curate an exhibition in Hong Kong featuring only Hong Kong artists; and...

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Gallery Weekend Beijing Introduces ‘Visiting Sector’ Ocula News  |  Sponsored Content | Gallery Weekend Beijing Gallery Weekend Beijing Introduces ‘Visiting Sector’ Beijing, 14 April 2021

International galleries Balice Hertling, Gladstone Gallery, and Pilar Corrias will all take part in the event for the first time.

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Who is Audemars Piguet Art Commission Winner Phoebe Hui? Ocula News Who is Audemars Piguet Art Commission Winner Phoebe Hui? Hong Kong, 22 January 2021

Hui's commission is a lyrical exploration of the Moon's slow drift away from Earth.

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Asia Society's First Triennial Dreams of Unity Ocula Feature Asia Society's First Triennial Dreams of Unity By Vivian Chui, New York

With works by over 40 artists including Kimsooja and Shazia Sikander, Vivian Chui reviews the first Asia Society Triennial in New York.

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Sun Xun Illustrates Declaration of Independence for Asia Society Triennial Ocula News Sun Xun Illustrates Declaration of Independence for Asia Society Triennial New York, 17 September 2020

The Chinese artist's folding painting shows The Statue of Liberty in pieces as dragons and devils assail the state.

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Art Basel Launches Online Showrooms After Cancelling HK Show Ocula News Art Basel Launches Online Showrooms After Cancelling HK Show Hong Kong, 21 February 2020

With tens of millions in China confined to their homes, galleries and institutions have likewise pivoted to online events.

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Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See Ocula Feature Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See By Elyse Goldfinch, Sydney

With Sydney Contemporary and Spring 1883 opening, Elyse Goldfinch shares a selection of shows to see in Sydney.

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The scene of a crime: Shanghai art week 2016 Ocula Feature The scene of a crime: Shanghai art week 2016 By Elliat Albrecht, Shanghai

Frankly though, I couldn't concentrate: a trade fair seemed trivial as social and political progress seemed on the brink of a steep and painful descent.

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Ocula Report: The Tenth Shanghai Biennale Ocula Feature Ocula Report: The Tenth Shanghai Biennale By Sam Gaskin, Shanghai

Biennials are inherently messy. Gathering hundreds of pieces by international artists working in different mediums creates an exponential number of echoes and dissonances. Their messiness differs, though, in kind and degree, as exemplified in recent Shanghai Biennales.

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Art Basel Week Ocula Feature Art Basel Week By Robin Peckham, Hong Kong

It is a funny thing to return as a visitor to a city one once called home: not so long ago I was a de facto host for the descending hordes during ArtHK and later Art Basel Hong Kong, but this year, for the first time, I am seeing it all through the eyes of an art tourist. As a city and as an art event, Hong Kong has always been a tightly wound...

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