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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Thukral and Tagra have been working collaboratively since 2004. Their inspiration begins with the reality of old values mixed with their ideas of modern times in the Punjabi culture of Northern India. These versatile artists play on the refined symbolism between advertising, branding, and domestic retail through painting, sculpture, installation and video. Thukral & Tagra project the visual culture of young Indian dreams and aspirations today.

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Present Continuous by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork Thukral & TagraPresent Continuous, 2017 Film projection (20 min)
Pearl Lam Galleries
Mythological Induction - Kalki, Study
II (Fig. 8) by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork Thukral & TagraMythological Induction - Kalki, Study II (Fig. 8), 2019 Oil on canvas
101.6 x 76.2 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Buddha, Study II by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork Thukral & TagraBuddha, Study II, 2019 Oil on canvas
213 x 213 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
(Beautiful bosedk) Six days a week by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork Thukral & Tagra(Beautiful bosedk) Six days a week, 2009 Lithography, screen print, collage, hand cut, hand paint, misu paper, air brush, laser cut acrylic constructed on laminated STPI handmade stencil shaped paper, cast paper, pigmented paper pulp, and me
190 x 154 x 15 cm
Attractively Awful (b) by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork Thukral & TagraAttractively Awful (b), 2009 Relief print, lithography, screen print, collage, airbrush, hand cut, construction on STPI handmade cotton paper formed on European style mould and deckle.
102 x 76.5 x 1 cm

Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Thukral & Tagra, Double Bounce at Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
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11 April–26 May 2019 Thukral & Tagra Double Bounce Pearl Lam Galleries, Dempsey Hill, Singapore
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Absorption as a Way of Seeing 凝觀 at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
27 August–10 September 2018 Group Exhibition Absorption as a Way of Seeing 凝觀 Pearl Lam Galleries, Pedder Street, Hong Kong

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Thukral and Tagra Ocula Conversation Thukral and Tagra

Over the past 15 years, Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra have developed a collaborative practice of painting, sculpture, design, installation, interactive games, and experimental participatory exercises. Their work spans a range of interests and subject matter: from their early explorations into globalised consumer culture and diasporic Indian...

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Serge Tiroche Ocula Conversation Serge Tiroche Co-founder, the Tiroche DeLeon Collection

With an ultra slick website that enables easy navigation of its 400 plus artworks from many of the leading artists of today, the Tiroche DeLeon Collection is unique in its focus and ownership structure. Established in 2011 by Serge Tiroche and Russ DeLeon, the collection is focused on artworks by both recognised masters, and emerging talent from...

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New Delhi art duo Thukral & Tagra for India Art Fair Related Press New Delhi art duo Thukral & Tagra for India Art Fair Wallpaper* : 1 February 2018

New Delhi art duo Thukral & Tagra explore memory in their installation for India Art Fair.Once art directors in the world of advertising, Indian art duo Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra - informally known as T&T - have been collaborating since 2000, producing their darkly witty works across a range of mediums including painting, film,...

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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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Critic’s Guide: New Delhi Related Press Critic’s Guide: New Delhi Frieze : 2 February 2017

Visual artist and researcher Sonia Mehra Chawla's artistic practice traverses notions of selfhood, nature, ecology and sustainability. Currently a visiting artist and researcher at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation India, Sonia's ongoing project Critical membrane is on show at Exhibit 320.This exhibition focuses on her artistic enquiry into the...

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UAE galleries set to shine at India Art Fair Related Press UAE galleries set to shine at India Art Fair Gulf News : 24 January 2017

Galleries from around the world, including the UAE, will participate in the India Art Fair 2017, to be held from February 2 to 5 at NSIC Grounds, Okhla, in New Delhi. The fair, launched in 2008, has played a key role in developing and promoting South Asian art, and is the region’s leading platform for showcasing modern and contemporary art from...

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