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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 Yang

b. 1943, Australia

William Yang has been combining his skills as a writer and a visual artist since 1989 when he began to perform monologues with slide projection in the theatre. Sadness, wove together two themes: the discovery of his Chinese heritage, and the rituals of dying and death in Sydney. It has toured successfully nationally and internationally. In addition to his famed monologues, William Yang regularly exhibits his photographic works. His rich and celebratory images of the gay community in Sydney from the seventies to the present reveal a world of personal and sexual expression.

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William Yang at Stills Gallery, Sydney Ocula Insight William Yang at Stills Gallery, Sydney By Laura Thomson

William Yang is one of Australia’s great storytellers. For 40 years, his photographs, handwritten anecdotes and live, slide projection performances have shared his journey to self-acceptance as a gay Chinese-Australian.Born in 1943 in North Queensland, his first solo exhibition Sydneyphiles, was held in 1977, at the Australian Centre...

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In Related Press

Chinese identity and Sydney’s gay party scene in the photographs of William Yang – in pictures Related Press Chinese identity and Sydney’s gay party scene in the photographs of William Yang – in pictures Art Radar : 22 February 2016

As part of the celebrations of Mardi Gras and Chinese New Year, Stills Gallery, Sydney presents the solo exhibition William Yang: Stories of Love and Death from 18 February to 5 March 2016. The exhibition will also launch a new monograph of the same name from academics Helena Grehan and Edward Scheer.

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