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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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ZHONGGUO 2185 at Sadie Coles HQ Related Press ZHONGGUO 2185 at Sadie Coles HQ ArtAsiaPacific : 27 October 2017

For Zhongguo 2185 at Sadie Coles HQ in London, curator Victor Wang brought together ten Chinese artists born after 1970 for a presentation that looked to the future. The show's theme was rooted in the ideas of science fiction author Liu Cixin, whose 1989 novel Zhongguo 2185 , in which six computer-resurrected brains, including that of Mao...

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'Tales of Our Time': Chinese contemporary art at the Guggenheim New York Related Press 'Tales of Our Time': Chinese contemporary art at the Guggenheim New York Art Radar Journal : 29 January 2017

Tales of Our Time is the second of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, which seeks to commission new works relevant to Chinese contemporary art which will then enter the Guggenheim’s permanent collection. All the artists included in the exhibition were born between 1970-80, thus suggesting that the works on display in...

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New Art from China Renders Local Histories Fantastic, Futuristic, and Bloody Related Press New Art from China Renders Local Histories Fantastic, Futuristic, and Bloody Hyperallergic : 13 January 2017

In the corner of a small gallery on an upper floor of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, you are immersed in a bloody, bizarre, and strangely emotional tableau. Inside a floor-to-ceiling acrylic cage, a black robotic arm twirls around, sweeping bloody residue on the floor towards itself. Just as the arm’s plastic flap cleans one area, more liquid...

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'Prediction Laboratory': Chinese artist Sun Xun at Yuz Museum, Shanghai Related Press 'Prediction Laboratory': Chinese artist Sun Xun at Yuz Museum, Shanghai Art Radar Journal : 20 December 2016

Launched in November 2016 and curated by New York-based art critic and independent curator Barbara Pollack, Prediction Laboratory is a select space for investigation and experimentation. Born in 1980 in Fuxin in north-eastern China, Sun Xun is an eloquent champion for creative liberty, a visionary in the tradition of William Blake and...

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A Chinese Artist Consumed by the Idea of Inevitable Change Related Press A Chinese Artist Consumed by the Idea of Inevitable Change The New York Times : 9 December 2016

A trip to Sun Xun’s studio involved clambering — suitcase and all — onto the back of his friend’s moped in the dusty outskirts of this city. The scooter puttered through Heiqiaocun, or Black Bridge Village, before stopping at the vast industrial space used by Mr. Sun. The area is outside 798, the district that in the...

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Your guide to the Miami fairs Related Press Your guide to the Miami fairs Whitewall : 28 November 2016

Art Basel in Miami Beach is celebrating its 15th anniversary with 269 leading international galleries drawn from 29 countries. The fair has vastly expanded since its first 2002 edition to include dedicated sections for film, outdoor sculpture, and prints, as well as curated shows of historical significance and explorations of new works by emerging...

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ShanghART gallery fetes 20 years, inaugurating new West Bund space Related Press ShanghART gallery fetes 20 years, inaugurating new West Bund space Wallpaper* : 23 November 2016

Raclette in Shanghai? The idea of eating the Swiss favourite consisting of melted cheese, potatoes, cornichons and pearl onions in China’s second-most populous city might be a bit strange, but considering it was served at the 20th anniversary party of ShanghART — founded in 1996 by Swiss dealer Lorenz Helbling — it made perfect...

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Work censored as art world descends on Shanghai Related Press Work censored as art world descends on Shanghai The Art Newspaper : 9 November 2016

The unprecedented convergence of the 11th Shanghai Biennale opening and two major art fairs as well as numerous exhibitions makes the Chinese city the focal point of the Asian art world this week. The West Bund Art & Design Fair, opens tomorrow (November 9), followed by Art 021 on Thursday and the biennial on Friday (until 12 March),...

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CHINA 8: a survey of contemporary Chinese Art in Germany Related Press CHINA 8: a survey of contemporary Chinese Art in Germany CHINA 8 : 14 July 2015

Press release courtesy of CHINA 8. Eight cities along the Rhine and Ruhr, nine museums, around 120 artists - the CHINA 8 exhibition is the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Chinese art held in Germany to date. Alongside established artists, the positions of younger and newly emerging artists are also represented. Nine museums in...

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Tracing A World Awash In Lies Related Press Tracing A World Awash In Lies Martha Schwendener for The New York Times / 8 January 2015 : 17 January 2015

Sun Xun was in residence at Sean Kelly in December, working in an ad hoc studio on the lower level of the gallery with his assistants and adding paintings and drawings to the exhibition upstairs as he went along. The news release for the show says, “Questions and dialogue with the artist will be encouraged,” so I obliged.

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Contemporary Asian Art At Art Basel Miami Beach Related Press Contemporary Asian Art At Art Basel Miami Beach 17 December 2014

The 13th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach (ABMB) offered an especially strong showing of Asian galleries. As interest in contemporary Asian art continues to grow, so does the number of Asian exhibitors at international art fairs. Of the 267 exhibitors that showed at this year’s ABMB, 21 are located in or have branches in Asia. New...

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Young And Worldly: China'S Newest Collectors Related Press Young And Worldly: China'S Newest Collectors by Babara Pollack / Art News / 21 October 2014 : 7 November 2014

Until recently, Chinese collectors were not extremely interested in Western art, preferring to spend their millions on classical Chinese paintings, ceramics, and jade. But now a younger generation of Chinese collectors is coming to the fore—one that is better educated, savvy about Western art, and confident about building international...

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Artshare Interviews Artist Sun Xun Related Press Artshare Interviews Artist Sun Xun Artshare / August 2014 : 19 August 2014

Sun Xun, born in Fuxin and currently living in Beijing, is widely considered as one of China’s most talented rising artists. By building an allegory for the covert and corruptive practices that occur under the surface in his native country, Sun Xun expresses how as a people his compatriots have accepted the deception despite its illegality...

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Art Basel Hong Kong on the Verge (Part 2) Related Press Art Basel Hong Kong on the Verge (Part 2) Hyperallergic : 21 May 2014

HONG KONG — On the first day of Art Basel Hong Kong 2014, Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore) reported strong sales of new LED works in Chinese by the artist Jenny Holzer in the range of US$180,000–300,000. White Cube (London, Hong Kong, São Paul HONG KONG — On the first day of Art Basel Hong Kong 2014, Pearl Lam...

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Interview: Sun Xun At Edouard Malingue Gallery Related Press Interview: Sun Xun At Edouard Malingue Gallery Darryl Wee for Artinfo / 07 May 2014 : 9 May 2014

Sun Xun, one of China’s most bankable emerging contemporary artists, opens "Brave New World," a solo show of new works at Edouard Malingue Gallery on May 13 to coincide with this year’s edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong. Known for his longstanding fascination with and interest in the deception that underlies modern...

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