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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Latest Ocula Report Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 Ocula Insight Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 By Stephanie Bailey, London

In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .

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b. 1965, France

Xavier Mascaró Biography

The Spanish artist Xavier Mascaró (*1965) studied at the Academia de Bellas Artes in Barcelona, where he graduated in painting in 1988. Just one year later, he shifted his artistic focus to sculpture, then experimented with bronze, tin, stone, and ceramics for a few years, before deciding to largely concentrate on the material iron.

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His broad spectrum of motifs includes, for example, heads and depictions of animals, which are, however, less figurative than they are symbolic allegories for certain feelings, fears, or longings. Another large complex of works consists mainly of armour, helmets, warriors, stranded ships–symbols from an archaic military context. Traces of mythology mingle freely with ideas and memories of an individual childhood.

After a two-year stay in New York (1996-1998), during which he not only had the courage to work on monumental sculptures, but was inevitably confronted with a certain foreignness in culture, geography, and language, he increasingly began to work with his personal cultural context, with icons and symbols of Spanish cultural history. For him, religious and spiritual references play an essential role, which led him in 2008 to show an installation in the Spanish monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos. Xavier Mascaro lives and works in Madrid, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.

Text courtesy Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art.

Xavier Mascaró Featured Artworks

Copper Guardian by Xavier Mascaró contemporary artwork
Xavier MascaróCopper Guardian, 2010Copper
160 x 150 x 100 cm
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