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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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Wang Gongxin

b. 1960, China

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“Rotation”: Chinese multimedia artist Wang Gongxin’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong at White Cube

Valencia Tong Art Radar First published on 31 October 2017

Wang Gongxin, Horizontal, 2017, wooden table, metal container and stone, 37 3/8 x 43 5/16 x 33 7/8 in (95 x 110 x 86 cm). Image courtesy the artist and White Cube.

Hailed as a pioneering video artist in China, he is one of the first to use digital editing in his practice. His solo exhibition in Hong Kong runs at White Cube until 11 November 2017. Rotation is Chinese artist Wang Gongxin's first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. The artist is known for his video art, and is one of the pioneers in using recording and projection technologies in his work. In the current show at White Cube, Wang's installations created in the early to mid-1990s immediately preceding his shift to the medium of video are on display. Juxtaposed against these installations are three new works created this year. These new installations have been planned in the 1990s, yet the artist lacked resources back then to realise such works.

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