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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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William Kentridge

b. 1955, South Africa

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William Kentridge’s Indictment of Colonial and Apartheid Injustice Related Press William Kentridge’s Indictment of Colonial and Apartheid Injustice Frieze : 26 September 2019

What does it mean to speak? To speak in a way that not only broaches the moral ambiguities of silence, but also probes the limits of speech's capacity to make sense of the world. William Kentridge, the Johannesburg artist and theatre director, addresses this question in a 2018 essay titled 'Let Us Try for Once'. The text forms part of a dispersed...

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THAT WHICH WE DO NOT REMEMBER WILLIAM KENTRIDGE Related Press THAT WHICH WE DO NOT REMEMBER WILLIAM KENTRIDGE ArtAsiaPacific : 1 March 2019

As I looked through William Kentridge's That Which We Do Not Remember at Sydney's Art Gallery of New South Wales, led by the multimedia artist himself, it became increasingly apparent to me that Kentridge, often described as a distinctive and powerful voice in the global contemporary art realm, is both erudite and generous with his ideas.

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William Kentridge’s Real and Metaphorical Cages Illuminate a Protest on Deportation Related Press William Kentridge’s Real and Metaphorical Cages Illuminate a Protest on Deportation Hyperallergic : 16 August 2018

MILWAUKEE—The current William Kentridge exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum, More Sweetly Play the Dance, is an immersive 2015 installation: a 14-minute video loop projected on a series of eight screens, 130 feet long in total. The screens unfold like an accordion book, not quite aligning, leaving small gaps that create page breaks in the...

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William Kentridge and the forgotten victims of Africa’s Great War Related Press William Kentridge and the forgotten victims of Africa’s Great War Financial Times : 6 July 2018

Does art have the power to affect people’s view of war and politics? In the years during and following the first world war, art did its best to reflect the desolation and sense of waste prompted by the monstrous number of lives lost between 1914 and 1918. Art and literature portrayed a world that had fallen apart and lost its moorings to meaning:...

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Artists Launch Global Art Project to Confront the Rise of Right-Wing Populism Related Press Artists Launch Global Art Project to Confront the Rise of Right-Wing Populism Art Forum : 27 February 2017

More than two hundred artists, musicians, writers, and arts professionals from forty countries have pledged to take part in Hands Off Our Revolution, a global art project that will organize a series of exhibitions and other programming to confront the rise of right-wing populism around the world.

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South Africa’s hottest artists at 1:54 New York this week Related Press South Africa’s hottest artists at 1:54 New York this week The South African : 5 May 2016

Aida Muluneh: A critically acclaimed photographer, Aida Muluneh's work is firmly embedded in the essences of identity, memory, relationships and emotion. Having lived in Ethiopia, Yemen, England and Cyprus as a child, Muluneh temporarily settled in Canada in 1985, before taking up study at Howard University in Washington, the US in 2000, where she...

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An unassuming storefront. A major museum. A collaboration that takes museum art to the people of L.A. Related Press An unassuming storefront. A major museum. A collaboration that takes museum art to the people of L.A. LA Times : 30 July 2015

Watching William Kentridge's video installation 7 Fragments for George Méliès is like watching a bunch of ghosts play with the materials of art. In this suite of seven videos, ink flows backward. Torn scraps of paper levitate and reassemble themselves. Drawings come magically to life.Kentridge is a highly regarded South African artist...

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You Can Never Have Too Much of a Good Thing Related Press You Can Never Have Too Much of a Good Thing The Art Newspaper : 13 July 2015

This summer the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is showing Christian Marclay’s The Clock for the sixth time since it acquired the work in 2011. The audience response to the 24-hour collage of film clips has been “tremendous” says a spokeswoman for the institution, who adds that each screening attracts long queues.So what is...

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William Kentridge at the UCCA in Beijing Related Press William Kentridge at the UCCA in Beijing Blouin ArtInfo : 7 July 2015

William Kentridge is currently holding his largest ever exhibition in Asia to date at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing.Curated by UCCA director Philip Tinari with assistant curator Zoe Diao, “William Kentridge: Notes Towards a Model Opera” encompasses all major projects by the artist from 1988 up until the...

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William Kentridge Believes South Africa Let Mandela Down Related Press William Kentridge Believes South Africa Let Mandela Down Flavia Foradini for The Art Newspaper / 13 December 2013 : 14 December 2013

 The South African artist William Kentridge is considered one of the most authoritative witnesses of the Nelson Mandela era. Now a world-renowned figure, Kentridge has focused his work, since the outset of his career in the mid-1970s, on the socio-economic and political issues of his native country.The artist’s family background is...

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