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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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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...

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Preview: 9 highlights from Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 Related Press Preview: 9 highlights from Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 Art Radar Journal : 22 March 2017

This year Art Basel Hong Kong features strong representation from galleries with bases in Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, as well as from Hong Kong and Mainland China. Out of the new galleries participating this year, ten are from Asia: A+ Contemporary, Bank, C-Space, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, imura art gallery, Jhaveri...

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At the Shanghai Biennale, a Desire to Disrupt the Status Quo Related Press At the Shanghai Biennale, a Desire to Disrupt the Status Quo Hyperallergic : 25 January 2017

A gigantic metallic structure resembling a crashed airplane beckons from the second level of the vast Shanghai Power Station of Art that is host to the 11th edition of the Shanghai Biennale. Designed by the Chinese collective MouSen+MSG, the structure is titled The Great Chain of Being – Planet Trilogy (2016), and you can actually venture inside...

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'WHY NOT ASK AGAIN?': SHANGHAI BIENNALE ADDRESSES CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES, WITH SPECTACLE AND GRACE Related Press 'WHY NOT ASK AGAIN?': SHANGHAI BIENNALE ADDRESSES CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES, WITH SPECTACLE AND GRACE ARTNews : 22 January 2017

A case can be made that the Shanghai Biennale, widely regarded as a perfunctory affair, too disorganized and lackluster to justify its existence, now has the potential to intelligently introduce international contemporary art into a scene until recently dominated by Chinese art. And this year, that goal seems within reach, under the curatorial...

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Discussion on video art research in the context of globalisation: 'Time Test' is unveiled Related Press Discussion on video art research in the context of globalisation: 'Time Test' is unveiled CAFA ART INFO : 12 July 2016

At 2:30 pm on July 2, 2016, Time Test – International Video Art Research Exhibition was unveiled at CAFA Art Museum. The exhibition is jointly hosted by Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A. and CAFA Art Museum. In the axis of the development course of the video art, the project presents...

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When science fiction writer Bruce Sterling introduced the notion of ‘atemporality for creative artists’ he crystallised a powerful new notion, not just in art but in life. Atemporality in his vision of web culture is a thing that allows us to reimagine history as we surf the Internet, simultaneously experiencing the past, present and...

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In a large and impressive video installation by Wang Gongxin, the world is in shuddering chaos. Nothing holds its mass without frenetic vibration. High-heel shoes, bamboo, coins, tables, even breasts or blubber on the belly, join in a cacophony of quivers. The world is in fever, as if its equilibrium has gone haywire.With the title of Relating...

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Wang Gongxin At The Ngv, Melbourne Related Press Wang Gongxin At The Ngv, Melbourne Dan Rule for The Sydney Morning Herald / 12 April 2014 : 14 April 2014

Modern China's place in the contemporary imagination is far removed from the poetic and sensuous. The world's industrial powerhouse conjures thoughts of sprawling vertical cities, thronging crowds and dirty, hulking industry. Wang Gongxin's video practice transforms slivers of China's everyday reality into rich, multi-channel...

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