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Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World Ocula Conversation Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World

'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...

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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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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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Polar Spectrum by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaPolar Spectrum, 2015 Wood, graphite and black flock
137 x 137 x 100 cm
Galería OMR
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
Sold
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
Sold
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
Sold
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, Group Exhibition, Reverse Order at Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel
Closed
14 May–27 June 2015 Group Exhibition 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, Chong...

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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, Chong...

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In Video & Audio

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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