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Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia Ocula Report Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia 18 May 2019 : Fawz Kabra for Ocula

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...

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Reiko Tomii Ocula Conversation Reiko Tomii

In 1969, Horikawa Michio, schoolteacher and member of the artist collective GUN (Group Ultra Niigata), filled out the customs paperwork to mail a one-kilogram river stone from Niigata, the proverbial 'backside of Japan', to President Nixon. In return, Horikawa received a thank you note for this 'most unusual Christmas gift'—a muted anti-war...

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Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings Ocula Report Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings 4 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun. For much of his life, Yun lived in proximity to some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Korean history, from which he emerged as a pioneer of abstract...

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Xie Aige

b. 1977, China

Born in 1977 in Hunan Province, China, Xie Aige (谢艾格) is a sculptor whose works in bronze display a sense of sincerity, clarity, and hope. She graduated from Shanghai Fine Arts College in Shanghai, and taught in the Cultural and Art Design Department of Shanghai’s Tongji University. Currently living and working in Shanghai, she responds to the craziness of her adopted city through works of figurative peace. In today’s world of rapid changes and hectic lives, Xie Aige’s sculptures are a breath of fresh air, uncorrupted and serene.

Striking a balance between the ideal and reality, she sculpts figures that are poised, whimsical, reflective, and charming. Poetically conceptual at heart, Xie Aige is inspired by Buddhist thought and the human spirit. With many of her works depicting men in nature, at peace or play, she draws on childhood memories of rural China and prominently features symbolic elements (such as birds for freedom and apples for desire) in her sculpted world. Her works have been exhibited throughout China, as well as in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany, and have been collected by a range of private, institutional, and corporate collectors, including the Beijing Capital Airport, People’s Bank of Italy, and Shanghai Park Hyatt Hotel.

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Branded as the world’s greatest art and antiques fair, The European Fine Art Fair - aka TEFAF Maastricht - launched its 28th edition on March 12 to a lively crowd of museum directors, curators, critics, collectors and sophisticated spectators. This year’s fair, which runs through March 22, features various goods from antiques, rare...

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