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LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter Ocula Report LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter 14 Jun 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See 6 Jun 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...

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Troika

b. 2003, United Kingdom

Troika is made up of Eva Rucki (b. 1976, Germany), Conny Freyer (b. 1976, Germany) and Sebastien Noel (b. 1977, France) who have worked together as an artist trio since 2003. With a particular interest in perception and spatial experience, their works manipulate our understanding of the world and question the certitude of knowledge constructs.

As Troika experiments with new ideas and processes, the artists work across media including light, soot, water, dice and electricity. Exploring ideas around man made structures, control, repetitive actions and systems and how these coincide, conflict, or unite with the unpredictable and unknowable, Troika’s work often presents a double, deceptive nature - at once deliberate and spontaneous, calculated and random. 

Since establishing the studio in 2003 Troika’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions at institutions such as: the Vasarely Foundation, Aix en Provence (2016), the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe (2015 and 2013), the Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (2015), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2015), Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne (2015), Drawing Room, London (2015), Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2015), the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2009), the Art Institute of Chicago (2009), the MoMA New York (2008), Tate Britain, London (2007). Their work is represented in the permanent collections of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, British Council, The Art Institute of Chicago, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of Modern Art New York. In 2014 Troika was selected to present their work Dark Matter at Unlimited, Art Basel. 

Recent solo exhibitions include Everything is and isn't at the same time, at Galerie Huit, Hong Kong (18 Mar. - 6 May 2016), Limits of a known territory at NC-Arte, Bogota, Colombia (13 Jun. - 5 Sept. 2015), Cartography of Control at Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (10 Jan. - 7 Feb. 2015), Persistent Illusions - Troika's first solo show in Asia - at the Daelim Museum, Seoul, Korea (10 April 2014 – 12 Oct 2014) and The far Side of Reason, OMR, Mexico City, Mexico (April – June 2013).

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Featured Artworks

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Life and Death of an algorithm by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaLife and Death of an algorithm, 2019 21,590 coloured and ivory dice
164 x 121 x 4 cm
Galería OMR
Hierophany (A new kind of fate) by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaHierophany (A new kind of fate), 2016 Black and white tetra dice
148.6 x 171.6 x 5 cm
Galería OMR
Borrowed Light (Segment of a sunrise) by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaBorrowed Light (Segment of a sunrise), 2018 Acrylic box and photographic film
240 x 35 x 8 cm
Galería OMR
Borrowed Light’ (in acrylic case) by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaBorrowed Light’ (in acrylic case), 2018 Acrylic box and photographic film
90 x 70 x 17 cm
Galería OMR
Borrowed Light (Segment of a sunrise) by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaBorrowed Light (Segment of a sunrise), 2018 40mm slab of clear acrylic, custom printed photographic filters, applied to front and back protected by 3mm acrylic; acrylic box, photographic film
240 x 35 x 8 cm
Galería OMR
‘Borrowed Light’ (in acrylic case) by Troika contemporary artwork
Troika‘Borrowed Light’ (in acrylic case), 2018 Acrylic box and photographic film
90 x 70 x 17 cm
Galería OMR
‘Borrowed Light’ (in acrylic case) by Troika contemporary artwork
Troika‘Borrowed Light’ (in acrylic case), 2018 Acrylic box and photographic film
90 x 70 x 17 cm
Galería OMR
Double Image by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaDouble Image, 2018 Custom printed photographic filters and transparent acrylic tubes
180 x 127 x 15 cm
Galería OMR

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Troika, Compression Loss at Galería OMR, Mexico City
Closed
10 November 2017–20 January 2018 Troika Compression Loss Galería OMR, Mexico City
Contemporary art exhibition, Troika, Tobias Putrih, Larry Bell, Reverse Order at Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel
Closed
14 May–27 June 2015 Troika, Tobias Putrih, Larry Bell Reverse Order Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel
Contemporary art exhibition, Troika, The Far Side of Reason at Galería OMR, Mexico City
Closed
9 April–16 June 2013 Troika The Far Side of Reason Galería OMR, Mexico City

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Doryun Chong Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong Chief Curator, M+, Hong Kong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong’s super museum for visual culture. Prior to joining M+, Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and prior to that, he was a curator in the visual arts department at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center from 2003 to 2009. At MoMA,...

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Doryun Chong Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong Chief Curator, M+, Hong Kong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong’s super museum for visual culture. Prior to joining M+, Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and prior to that, he was a curator in the visual arts department at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center from 2003 to 2009. At MoMA,...

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Troika_BorrowedLight Related Video & Audio Troika_BorrowedLight Troika : 29 August 2018
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Troika | ‘Testing Time’ | OMR Related Video & Audio Troika | ‘Testing Time’ | OMR Galería OMR : 8 November 2017

TroikaTesting TimeWater, electronics, LEDs2014Testing Time is an installation in which a stream of water is brought to a halt, and time is visibly broken into distinct instances. In their first incorporation of water in a sculptural form, Troika subvert the element's innate indifference to human presence, disrupting its potential force by...

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Troika ‘Dark Matter’, 2014 Related Video & Audio Troika ‘Dark Matter’, 2014 Troika : 7 September 2014

Dark Matter (2014)Troika (Sebastien Noel, Conny Freyer, Eva Rucki)Aluminium structure, ply wood, flock237.5 x 237.5 x 237.5 cm

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