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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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Tacita Dean

b. 1965, United Kingdom

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Tacita Dean Landscape review – a total eclipse of the senses Related Press Tacita Dean Landscape review – a total eclipse of the senses The Guardian : 14 May 2018

Clouds and stones and clods of light. Mountains in Austria and an ant on a rock in Mexico. Best of all, a long, slow eclipse. The final exhibition in Tacita Dean’s three-part meditation on the portrait (at the National Portrait Gallery), the still life (at the National Gallery) and now Landscape (in three rooms of the new galleries at the Royal...

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Tacita Dean’s meditations on a medium Related Press Tacita Dean’s meditations on a medium Apollo Magazine : 24 March 2018

Film–proper, old-fashioned analogue film, screened using one of those hulking projectors that generate nearly as much heat and sound as light–is Tacita Dean’s medium and, in many ways, her subject. Her current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London, the institution claims, holds the distinction of being its first ever show ‘to...

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Tacita Dean on her three major London shows Related Press Tacita Dean on her three major London shows The Art Newspaper : 13 March 2018

Now, the full scope and richness of Dean’s work is to be revealed in three exhibitions, which mark a unique collaboration between three London museums. In its first exhibition devoted to the moving image, the National Portrait Gallery is showing her film portraits; the Royal Academy of Arts is inaugurating its new galleries in Burlington Gardens by...

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Tacita Dean: the acclaimed British artist poised to make history Related Press Tacita Dean: the acclaimed British artist poised to make history The Guardian : 11 March 2018

It is tempting to think of Tacita Dean as a witchy presence in the world, a diviner of hidden forces. Her chosen medium is an antique one: spooled film. Waiting is a big part of her method, and watching; there is also an alertness to chance and coincidence. She is a lifelong collector of four-leaf clovers; a sometime chaser of solar eclipses. One...

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The best American art of 2016 Related Press The best American art of 2016 The Guardian : 19 December 2016

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Norton Museum of ArtNo more play. If 2016 endures in American history as a year of epochal disaster, then it will be fair to ask, in the grim years to come: how on earth could artists have joked around so much while the darkness gathered? But in a year whose most debated exhibition came from a quartet of dim New York...

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Here are the artists in the 2016 Taipei Biennial Related Press Here are the artists in the 2016 Taipei Biennial ARTNews : 8 July 2016

The Taipei Fine Arts Museum has announced the artists tapped for their 2016 Taipei Biennial, which takes place from September 10 this year through February 5 of 2017. Now in its tenth edition, the biennial this year takes on themes related to artistic and curatorial practices, and as per press release, 'embraces the catalytic role of museums in...

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Guggenheim Museum reveals short list for 2016 Hugo Boss Prize Related Press Guggenheim Museum reveals short list for 2016 Hugo Boss Prize ArtNews : 26 October 2015

The Guggenheim Museum announced the shortlist today for next year’s Hugo Boss Prize, awarded biennially to a mid-career artist. Past winners have included Paul Chan, Tacita Dean, and Danh Vo.The winner of the Hugo Boss Prize receives $100,000 and an exhibition in one of the museum’s tower galleries. The 2016 prize’s winner...

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