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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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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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Willem De Rooij

b. 1969, Netherlands

Throughout his career, Willem De Rooij has pursued an investigation on abstract concepts such as opposition, contrast, transition and nuance. His work is determined by the selection and combination of images in diverse media, such as sculpture, film, photography and text. His work analyses the conventions of presentation and representation and assesses the tension between sociopolitical and autonomous image production.

Selected recent solo shows include: IMA, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2018); MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2017); Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2015); The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, (2015); Sweden Jewish Museum, New York, U.S.A. (2015); Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2013); Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany (2012); Cubitt, London, UK (2009); Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy (2008); Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2005); Dutch Pavilion, 51st Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (2005); Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Germany (2004); Regen Projects, LA, USA (2003).

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Surpreme Mount by Willem De Rooij contemporary artwork
Willem De RooijSurpreme Mount, 2014 Hand woven tapestry on wooden stretcher
110 x 110 x 4 cm
Galerie Buchholz

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