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Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global Ocula Conversation Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global

French gallerist Almine Rech-Picasso opened her first space in Asia on Shanghai's historic Bund in July this year, bringing her eponymous gallery's total locations to five. The Shanghai gallery occupies roughly 4,000 square feet on the second floor of the three-storey Amber Building, a beautiful warehouse space, originally occupied by the Central...

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From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut Ocula Report From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut 8 Nov 2019 : Nat Muller for Ocula

There's an inside joke amongst the team of Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts: that every time an edition of its biennial forum on cultural practices is planned, a national crisis happens. The eighth edition of Home Works was no different: it opened on 17 October amidst the most devastating wildfires that Lebanon had witnessed...

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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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Walter De Maria

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A Documentary Mines the Stories of Three Pioneers of Land Art

Kemy Lin Hyperallergic First published on 28 September 2015

Michael Heizer, Circular Surface, Planar Displacement Drawing, El Mirage Dry Lake (1969). Courtesy Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. Photo © Gianfranco Gorgoni.

They displaced thousands of pounds of earth, broke down mountains, rejected art galleries and dealers, and carefully constructed mythologies around their art and lives. The land artists of the late 1960s and early '70s have long been romanticized as cowboys who used their bare hands and raw physical force to create monumental art in extreme environments; they've been portrayed in popular culture as rule-breakers of the artistic status quo of their day.

In his new documentary, Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art, filmmaker and art historian James Crump digs beneath the surface to explore the personal lives, artworks, and historical treatment of three of these practitioners — Michael Heizer, Walter De Maria, and Robert Smithson — concentrating on their activity between 1968 and 1973. The chief curator of the Cincinnati Art Museum from 2010 to 2013, Crump conducted interviews with artists and incorporated original historical footage into his film. Hyperallergic spoke to him about the mythologization of the land artists, his efforts to capture the immense scale and scope of earthworks on film, and who the 'troublemakers' of contemporary art might be.

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