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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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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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Tony Schwensen

Australia

Paralleling political correctness and everyday experiences with artistic and cultural orthodoxies, Schwensen's interdisciplinary art practice examines the deeply flawed underside of cultural life, specifically the clash that occurs at the intersection of artistic values and the economies of production and distribution. Schwensen's practice has always been dependent upon utilising the medium most appropriate for the concept, be it painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video or performance. Recent investigations have simultaneously combined performance, installation, wall texts, live feeds and video to explore and implode socio-political situations.

Featured Artworks

Monument to Progressing Thought (After Homer Simpson) by Tony Schwensen contemporary artwork
Tony SchwensenMonument to Progressing Thought (After Homer Simpson), 2003 Wheelbarrow, primed steel car stands
91 x 189.5 x 78 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery
Elegy to the Australian Republic (Motherwell Avoids relegation) by Tony Schwensen contemporary artwork
Tony SchwensenElegy to the Australian Republic (Motherwell Avoids relegation), 2003 Concrete, pvc, buckets, lights
317.5 x 315.5 x 30.5 cm
Sarah Cottier Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Curated by James Gatt, Contemporary Recalcitrants at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
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21 June–20 July 2019 Curated by James Gatt Contemporary Recalcitrants Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Silver Jubilee at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
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2 May–15 June 2019 Group Exhibition Silver Jubilee Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Tony Schwensen, Victory Tour Boogie Woogie at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
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29 June–22 July 2017 Tony Schwensen Victory Tour Boogie Woogie Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

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Nothing is what it used to be in the group show Just Not Australian. This is probably just as well, since the cultural artefacts that form much of the show's raw material are not always pretty. In works made over the last two decades, the 19 artists have used existing images, materials and meanings to reconstruct and critique Australian nationhood...

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"Tell Me My Truth" at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Related Press "Tell Me My Truth" at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art : 24 March 2015

Tell Me My Truth seeks to address persistent and often contentious relationships that frame the individual within the group. Exploring the motivations of artists for whom a questioning of the veracity of the status quo is a defining aspect of their practice, Tell Me My Truth presents works that give form to alternative narratives. Contrasting...

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