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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Diana Campbell Betancourt Ocula Conversation Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...

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Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Ocula Report Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Mar 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...

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Tobias Rehberger

b. 1966, Germany

Tobias Rehberger is one of the most important German artists of his generation. His futuristic installations that command light, space, furniture and graphics create interactive environments for viewers. His work plays of unexpected encounters and teases out possibilities for social, even utopian, development. Stripes cover walls in the manner of hazard signs yet the the effect is more energising that halting. The gaps between communication and understanding are explored, and his works have been cited as giving 'a reason to slow down and reacquaint ourselves with a once common sight... and contemplate what else we have left behind'.

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Now / Never by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork Tobias RehbergerNow / Never, 2017 Metal, paint, neon tubes, control system
118.3 x 197.4 x 13.5 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
infection 1L5 by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork Tobias Rehbergerinfection 1L5, 2008 Velcro, cable, lightbulb
85 x 120 x 90 cm
Para Site
three funny girls by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork Tobias Rehbergerthree funny girls, 2018 Powder-coated metal, laminated glass, cables sockets, lamps
192.3 x 74 x 74 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
自由 (Freedom) by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork Tobias Rehberger自由 (Freedom), 2017 Metal, paint, neon tubes, sockets, lightbulbs, control system
129.1 x 133.3 x 19.5 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
some things tend to change at all B by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork Tobias Rehbergersome things tend to change at all B, 2015 Pigmented wax, steel, wood, LED, cables, electrical control, transformer
121 x 71 x 50.5 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
freedom by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork Tobias Rehbergerfreedom, 2016 Screen print on colored pressed paper pulp
252.5 x 356.5 cm
STPI
Now / Never by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork Tobias RehbergerNow / Never, 2017 metal, paint, neon tubes, control system
118.3 x 197.4 x 13.5 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
free speech by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork Tobias Rehbergerfree speech, 2016 Screen print on coloured pressed paper pulp
76.5 x 102.5 cm
STPI

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Tobias Rehberger, Das Kind muss raus at Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing
Closed
3 May–6 July 2014 Tobias Rehberger Das Kind muss raus Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing

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Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tobias Rehberger at STPI, Singapore Ocula Insight Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tobias Rehberger at STPI, Singapore By Elliat Albrecht

A familiar childhood activity to many, the game of 'exquisite corpse' was invented by the Surrealists as a means of assembling disparate images—usually of bodies—to create an unusual and often humorous result. To play, one player draws part of an image, then folds the paper so as to hide their work and reveal only a hint of what the...

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Berlin, Boners and Brecht Ocula Report Berlin, Boners and Brecht 7 Jun 2016 : Diana d'Arenberg for Ocula

Apparently my timing sucks. One week too late for Berlin Gallery Weekend, and one month too early for the Berlin Biennale. ‘You should have been here last weekend for Berlin Gallery Weekend!’ a Berliner friend exclaimed. ‘Everyone was having orgies at Soho House! It was the best art world networking!’ I shifted...

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Parlour tricks: four artists’ exquisite take on the surrealist game cadavre exquis Related Press Parlour tricks: four artists’ exquisite take on the surrealist game cadavre exquis Wallpaper* : 20 April 2017

Anyone who has ever played cadavre exquis (or, exquisite corpse), the surrealist's game in which one participant draws a head, covers the page, and another participant draws the body, covers the page, and so on, will realise just how surprising the resulting image can be. Imagine then what happens when four professional artists team up for a...

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At STPI Creative Workshop, four artists collaborate on an exhibition of 'Exquisite Trust' Related Press At STPI Creative Workshop, four artists collaborate on an exhibition of 'Exquisite Trust' designboom : 3 April 2017

Exquisite Trust (Blindly Collective Collaborations) is an exhibition taking place at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute from March 18th to April 22nd, 2017. a collaboration between four major international artists — Carsten Höller, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala and Rirkrit Tiravanija — the exhibition represents a joint undertaking on the part of...

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Gallery Weekend returns to Berlin for its 12th edition Related Press Gallery Weekend returns to Berlin for its 12th edition Blouin ArtInfo : 29 April 2016

Berlin Gallery Weekend, the annual spring highlight in the German capital, is bound to create a buzz this year, with 54 participating galleries in the official program (see our slideshow for a comprehensive guide to the 2016 edition), as well as a plethora of related events.In an interview with German broadcaster rbb, Gallery Weekend director...

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Mutant Mystique—The STPI network Related Press Mutant Mystique—The STPI network Randian : 22 January 2016

Randian is in Singapore for Art Stage. As part of our coverage we are visiting a number of the institutions and galleries contributing to the emerging Singaporean and South East Asian art scene. In this article, we turn to Singapore’s STPIIf New York’s alter ego is Gotham City, then Singapore’s is more like a figment of...

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