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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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What exhibitions to see during Frieze

Charlotte Boutboul Whitewall First published on 29 September 2016
Neo Rauch, Brandmeister, 2016. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London.

While in London next week for Frieze, don’t forget to get out of the fair tents and explore the many exhibitions on view at galleries and museums around town. Here is a non-exhaustive but selective list that should keep you busy.

William Eggleston Portraits at The National Portrait Gallery in Covent Garden
July 21-October 23
This show brings together over 100 works by Eggleston—the American photographer who legitimized color photography’s presence in the art world. This is the first London museum retrospective dedicated to the artist since 2002, and the most comprehensive of his portraits to date. It will feature unseen portraits of Joe Strummer and Dennis Hopper, and rare images of Eggleston’s own close relations. It is a unique window into the artist’s home life, and it shows how public and private portraiture came together in Eggleston’s work.

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