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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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Tom Wesselmann

(1931 - 2004), USA

Tom Wesselmann is well known for his collages, paintings, and sculptures depicting still lifes, landscapes, and nudes. He attended Cooper Union School of Art, New York, from 1956-1959, and was co-founder, with artists Marcus Ratliff and Jim Dine, of the influential Judson Gallery, New York (which operated from 1957 to the late 1960s). In the 1960s, he emerged as a leading figure of Pop Art.

Featured Artworks

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Mixed Bouquet (Filled In) by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannMixed Bouquet (Filled In), 1993 Oil on cut-out aluminium
74 x 52 x 7.5 inches
Gagosian
Scribble Version of Still Life #58 (Opaque) by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannScribble Version of Still Life #58 (Opaque), 1984–1991 Enamel on cut-out aluminium
58 x 69.5 inches
Gagosian
Still Life #48 by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannStill Life #48, 1964 Acrylic, steel, and Formica on wood
48 x 60 x 8 inches
Gagosian
Smoker #23 by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannSmoker #23, 1976 Oil on shaped canvas
97 x 117 x 18 1/2 inches
Almine Rech
Still Life with Four Roses and Pear by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannStill Life with Four Roses and Pear, 1963 Alkyd on cut-out steel, filled in
20 1/2 x 21 inches
Gagosian
Face #5 (Girl eating a banana) by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannFace #5 (Girl eating a banana), 1967–1968 Oil on canvas
130.8 x 190.5 cm
Almine Rech
Seven Up Beauty by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannSeven Up Beauty, 2003 Oil on cut-out aluminium
188.6 x 231.1 x 45.7 cm
Almine Rech
Three Step II by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannThree Step II, 2003 Oil on cut-out aluminium
221 x 221 x 29.2 cm
Almine Rech

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Tom Wesselmann, Flowers at Gagosian, New York
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14 June–16 August 2019 Tom Wesselmann Flowers Gagosian, Park & 75, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A line (a)round an idea Selected Works on Paper at Gagosian, Geneva
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2 May–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition A line (a)round an idea Selected Works on Paper Gagosian, Geneva
Contemporary art exhibition, Tom Wesselmann, Tom Wesselmann at Almine Rech, London
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30 January–23 March 2019 Tom Wesselmann Tom Wesselmann Almine Rech, London

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Five must-see exhibitions in London this spring Ocula Report Five must-see exhibitions in London this spring 7 Mar 2016 : Dr Kostas Prapoglou for Ocula

This spring five exhibitions in London take us on a journey to a domain of spatial and time-related inspirations. Human presence, intervention or absence appear as a unifying subject.Ronchini GalleryJan Fabre: Knight of the NightUntil 12 March 2016At Ronchini Gallery in Mayfair, Belgian artist Jan Fabre has created one of his...

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In Related Press

Exposing Ghosts of the Past, Michael Rakowitz Pulls Back the Curtain Related Press Exposing Ghosts of the Past, Michael Rakowitz Pulls Back the Curtain Hyperallergic : 13 August 2019

LONDON — Following Baghdad's fall to US troops in 2003, more than 15,000 artifacts were looted from the National Museum of Iraq by thieves. The presence of ISIS went on to facilitate further destruction of ancient culture in the country, yet looting and pillaging in Iraq is nothing new. Western archaeologists have been laying their claim over...

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Will the Real Tom Wesselmann Please Stand Up? Related Press Will the Real Tom Wesselmann Please Stand Up? Frieze : 13 August 2019

Who is Slim Stealingworth? He wrote an 80-page essay for a Tom Wesselmann monograph in 1980. He also penned various catalogue essays for Wesselmann until 2002, two years before the American pop artist's death. 'Many of these earliest works began with finding a piece of wood that seemed special,' Stealingworth notes about Wesselmann's process.

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What shows to see during FIAC in Paris next week Related Press What shows to see during FIAC in Paris next week Whitewall : 14 October 2016

Do yourself a favour: next week during FIAC, wander beyond the walls of the Grand Palais. Paris is a scattered city that has a lot of art to offer, everywhere. In the face of the infinite exploring options, the following list should provide some assisted guidance. Enjoy!

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