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Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’ Ocula Conversation Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’

A group of voices accompanies me in the exhibition. They are singing words I cannot comprehend, yet the warm tunes are familiar: folk songs, love songs, songs of longing. There are letters, too. They speak of the quotidian details of a soldier's life: the hardness of the war, sending money to the family, and longing for familiar landscapes, food,...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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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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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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Wang Xingwei by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias RehbergerWang Xingwei, 2019 3D milled aluminium, pink China roses
44.3 x 33.3 x 33.3 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
Give me until tomorrow (STPI ONE FIVE) by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias RehbergerGive me until tomorrow (STPI ONE FIVE), 2018 Screenprint and UV print on STPI handmade paper
30 x 30 cm
STPI
Infection 6A5 by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias RehbergerInfection 6A5, 2019 Velcro, wire, cable, socket, light bulb
90 x 70 x 75 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
Infection 1B0 by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias RehbergerInfection 1B0, 2019 Velcro, wire, cable, socket, light bulb
80 x 75 x 83 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
Nothing happens for a reason by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias RehbergerNothing happens for a reason, 2019 LED tubes, light bulbs, metal, paint, adhesive foil, control system
126 x 140 x 15 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
Everything happens for a reason by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias RehbergerEverything happens for a reason, 2019 LED tubes, light bulbs, metal, paint, adhesive foil, control system
126 x 140 x 15 cm
Galerie Urs Meile
Seagrass Bay, Laucala Island, Fiji by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias RehbergerSeagrass Bay, Laucala Island, Fiji, 2019 Opaline glass, varnish, light bulb, cable, control system 100-year programmed sunrise/sunset
Galerie Urs Meile
infection 1L5 by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias Rehbergerinfection 1L5, 2008 Velcro, cable, lightbulb
85 x 120 x 90 cm
Not For Sale
Para Site

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Tobias Rehberger, Blind and a little less at Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing
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25 May–11 August 2019 Tobias Rehberger Blind and a little less Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing
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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Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

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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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Tobias Rehberger ‘If You Don’t Use Your Eyes To See  You Will Use Them To Cry’ RAM Shanghai Related Press Tobias Rehberger ‘If You Don’t Use Your Eyes To See You Will Use Them To Cry’ RAM Shanghai Ran Dian : 2 May 2019

Have a butchers. It's Cockney Rhyming slang: 'butcher's hook' = have a look. Hung on RAM's façade is a neon sign melding the Chinese and English words for butcher. Inside is the butchery, a tiled black and white jagged-stripy Delicatessen counter with a generous array of cold cuts and jellied offal (Blackbird's Rockbund Art Museum Butcher Shop,...

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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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