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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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Send in the clowns: Ugo Rondinone at the Bass Related Press Send in the clowns: Ugo Rondinone at the Bass The Art Newspaper : 7 December 2017

Visitors to last year's edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach no doubt remember seeing Ugo Rondinone's Miami Mountain, the Swiss artist's permanent installation for the Bass. The piece, a 41ft totem made of neon limestone boulders, was installed in front of the museum in Collins Park. At the time, the Bass was closed for a $12m renovation to restore...

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Miami Beach’s Bass Museum Cranks It Up After Renovation Related Press Miami Beach’s Bass Museum Cranks It Up After Renovation Hyperallergic : 10 November 2017

Throngs of excited visitors came out earlier this month to the newly reopened Bass Museum of Art on Miami Beach, a project nearly three years in the making. Families were everywhere, gleefully uncovering what the team at Bass had done after two years of construction and a year of planning and fundraising. Put simply, it was free and the halls were...

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Ugo Rondinone 'I ♥ John Giorno' at Various venues, New York Related Press Ugo Rondinone 'I ♥ John Giorno' at Various venues, New York Mousse Magazine : 27 July 2017

Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno—the first major U.S. exhibition about the American poet, artist, activist and muse John Giorno—has opened simultaneously across 13 locations in New York City. I ♥ John Giorno is a work of art by Giorno's husband, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. The exhibition is a celebration of the life and work of John...

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John Giorno Related Press John Giorno artforum.com : 25 July 2017

I learned early on from the eats, such as Allen Ginsburg and William Burroughs—and the Pop artists too—that archives were very important. This was around the late 1950s, or the beginning of the '60s. So, I just saved all of my work. My parents had a house in Roslyn Heights, Long Island, and for fifty years I brought everything I made...

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Love Poems: John Giorno around New York Related Press Love Poems: John Giorno around New York Art in America : 29 June 2017

As its title suggests, Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno is both a valentine from a sweetheart and an open invitation to explore the legacy of an iconic New York poet. In celebration of John Giorno's eightieth birthday, Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, who is his husband and occasional collaborator, has restaged and substantially expanded an elaborate...

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A Spin Through All 13 Venues of ‘Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno’ in New York Related Press A Spin Through All 13 Venues of ‘Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno’ in New York ARTnews : 21 June 2017

Tonight, on the longest night of the year, 13 different venues will play host to the stateside edition of Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno, a massive exhibition of work by the artist John Giorno presented as a work of art by his husband, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. It's an expansion of the show that went up at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in...

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A Kaleidoscopic John Giorno Retrospective, Sprinkled Around New York Related Press A Kaleidoscopic John Giorno Retrospective, Sprinkled Around New York The New York Times : 5 May 2017

Since the 1960s, John Giorno has been a nexus of New York's downtown art scene. This 80-year-old poet, artist and activist had been a muse of Andy Warhol's and has hosted dinner parties with friends like Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe and Keith Haring. In more recent years, he has collaborated with the French artist Pierre Huyghe and starred in...

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Third Time’s the Charm: Bass Museum Sets October Opening Related Press Third Time’s the Charm: Bass Museum Sets October Opening The New York Times : 17 March 2017

Miami Beach — The third time's the charm. Following two postponements caused by construction delays, Miami Beach's city-owned Bass art museum has announced its October 2017 reopening following a $12 million renovation project.The overhauled museum, housed in a 1930s-era Art Deco building, will include four new galleries, adding 4,100 square...

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In her own words: Maria Balshaw, new director of Tate Related Press In her own words: Maria Balshaw, new director of Tate The Art Newspaper : 19 January 2017

As 2016 drew to a close, we asked Maria Balshaw, the director of Manchester Art Galleries and the Whitworth at the University of Manchester, to pick her highlights of the year. Last week, the news leaked that she will succeed Nicholas Serota as the next director of the Tate.Balshaw is due to take up the post in June, the first woman to fill the...

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Art Basel in Miami Beach channels spirit of David Bowie Related Press Art Basel in Miami Beach channels spirit of David Bowie The Art Newspaper : 28 November 2016

Anchoring Miami Art Week, the 15th edition of the Art Basel in Miami Beach arrives at the Miami Beach Convention Center from 1-4 December with 269 galleries from 29 countries in tow, including 21 exhibitors who are new to the fair’s US edition. This will be the first edition of the fair under the directorship of Noah Horowitz, the former...

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Bigger than ever, the 43rd edition of FIAC explores utopias and displacement Related Press Bigger than ever, the 43rd edition of FIAC explores utopias and displacement Wallpaper* : 21 October 2016

Paris’ International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) usually revolves around the gigantic Grand Palais museum with satellite events across the city. This year, however, things are a little different. FIAC's 43rd edition (running until 23 October) is the largest to date, with a line-up of 186 galleries from 27 countries, as well as an...

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FIAC expands to the Petit Palais: Jennifer Flay & Blanche de la Strange on the 2016 edition Related Press FIAC expands to the Petit Palais: Jennifer Flay & Blanche de la Strange on the 2016 edition Whitewall : 19 October 2016

This year, FIAC is celebrating its 43rd fair at the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais, the Jardin des Tuileries, and the Place Vendôme. With works from 186 galleries spanning over 27 countries—the largest number of countries the fair has ever sourced from—and On Site, a brand-new sector for FIAC, the fair is set to stun visitors with new...

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From the return of FIAC to a Russian arrival at Fondation Louis Vuitton: The best cultural pursuits in Paris this October Related Press From the return of FIAC to a Russian arrival at Fondation Louis Vuitton: The best cultural pursuits in Paris this October The Telegraph : 18 October 2016

Frieze may be over for another year, but as the tents are dismantled in London’s Regent’s Park, so the art market circus is preparing to pitch camp in Paris. This week sees the 43rd edition of FIAC, the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain or International Contemporary Art Fair, as well as the second edition of Asia Now,...

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Sound and vision as the Hayward Gallery goes off-site Related Press Sound and vision as the Hayward Gallery goes off-site Apollo : 30 September 2016

Contemporary art’s embrace of ‘time-based media’, such as sound and moving image, poses a stark challenge for traditional museum and gallery spaces, which predate such technologies and were designed for a very different kind of experience. Seemingly mundane questions about display, such as how to prevent sound and light...

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'The Infinite Mix' review: contender for show of the year Related Press 'The Infinite Mix' review: contender for show of the year Evening Standard : 7 September 2016

Don’t you wonder sometimes, ’bout sound and vision?” David Bowie, ever the trailblazer, perfectly expressed the impulse behind this show back in 1977. The Infinite Mix, a Hayward Gallery pop-up staged while its South Bank home is being refurbished, features 10 video installations in which artists, mostly from the UK, Europe and...

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Ugo Rondinone 'giorni d'oro + notti d'argento' at MACRO Testaccio and Mercati di Traiano, Rome Related Press Ugo Rondinone 'giorni d'oro + notti d'argento' at MACRO Testaccio and Mercati di Traiano, Rome Mousse Contemporary : 22 August 2016

The exhibition giorni d’oro + notti d’argento by Ugo Rondinone launches in Rome; it is divided between two of the capital’s most important institutional spaces: the MACRO Testaccio, the finest example of industrial archaeology and the Mercati di Traiano, a symbolic monument to imperial antiquity.In the two locations the...

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Seven 30-Foot-Tall Dayglow Totems Placed in the Desert by Ugo Rondinone Related Press Seven 30-Foot-Tall Dayglow Totems Placed in the Desert by Ugo Rondinone Colossal : 16 May 2016

Situated just south of Las Vegas in the middle of the desert stands seven stacks of brightly colored boulders— forms which appear to be in a line or cluster depending on how you view their arrangement. From one side the structures line up neatly in a row, while from the other they seem to be positioned in one giant mass. The cairn-like towers...

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'La vie magnifique': a trio of artists celebrate the banal at Palais de Tokyo Related Press 'La vie magnifique': a trio of artists celebrate the banal at Palais de Tokyo Wallpaper* : 27 October 2015

As part of the La Vie Magnifique season at Paris' Palais de Tokyo, a trio of artists are set to take over the museum with shows that celebrate the beauty of the everyday. Spanning three generations, the artists – Swiss-born, New York-based Ugo Rondinone, Icelandic Ragnar Kjartansson and young French practitioner Mélanie Matranga...

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John Giorno's Half-Century on the Bowery Related Press John Giorno's Half-Century on the Bowery The New York Times : 7 April 2015

The address housed New York’s first Y.M.C.A. in the 1880s — in what was then one of the worst neighborhoods in Manhattan, frequented by prostitutes and alcoholics. Much has changed since poet, performer and painter John Giorno moved in 53 years ago and created a haven for artists: It’s where Mark Rothko painted the Seagram...

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Ugo Rondinone At Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai Related Press Ugo Rondinone At Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai Rockbund Art Musuem : 11 September 2014

The Rockbund Art Museum is thrilled to introduce the very first exhibition in China of the internationally acclaimed artist Ugo Rondinone. Born in 1964 in Brunnen, Switzerland, and living in New York since 1997,Ugo Rondinone’s oeuvre takes up a unique position in the contemporary art scene and his contribution in revisiting the codes and...

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