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Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus Ocula Report Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus 14 Dec 2018 : Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein for Ocula

Retrospective 1965–2017, Beatriz González's exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (13 October 2018–6 January 2019), presents a selection of 120 works that bear witness to Colombia's political and social upheavals of the last 50 years. Throughout, the link between González's practice and the sociopolitical context it references...

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Ingrid Schaffner Ocula Conversation Ingrid Schaffner Curator, 57th Carnegie International

Founded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie as part of the Carnegie Institute in 1895, Carnegie Museum sought to 'bring the world' to the city with a grand building housing a natural history museum, a library, and an art museum operating as a fluid space for knowledge exchange. In its 123-year history, the institution has built up a world-class...

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Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City Ocula Report Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City 8 Dec 2018 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

The nation-state—a nation (a people) presided over by a governing body with jurisdiction over a defined territory (the state)—is either going through a renaissance or demise, depending on one's perspective. There has been talk about the nation-state's end for years—from a 2013 United States National Intelligence Council report...

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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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