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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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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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