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Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global Ocula Conversation Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global

French gallerist Almine Rech-Picasso opened her first space in Asia on Shanghai's historic Bund in July this year, bringing her eponymous gallery's total locations to five. The Shanghai gallery occupies roughly 4,000 square feet on the second floor of the three-storey Amber Building, a beautiful warehouse space, originally occupied by the Central...

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From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut Ocula Report From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut 8 Nov 2019 : Nat Muller for Ocula

There's an inside joke amongst the team of Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts: that every time an edition of its biennial forum on cultural practices is planned, a national crisis happens. The eighth edition of Home Works was no different: it opened on 17 October amidst the most devastating wildfires that Lebanon had witnessed...

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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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’Tis the season in New York for art collectors, with a plethora of art fairs poised to descend upon the city: Volta, the Art Dealers Association of America, Scope, and the Independent Art Fair, just to name a few. The main event, however, continues to be the Armory Show, now in its 16th year of bringing modern and contemporary art to the city. The multidisciplinary Shanghai-based artist Xu Zhen is this year’s Armory Artist, the singular figure commissioned to build the fair’s visual identity. Known for the provocative, politically poignant nature of his films, photography, installations, and thickly laden, vibrantly colored oil paintings often compared to frosted cakes, he’s not only gracing the show’s posters with his artwork but also setting up Action of Consciousness, a kinetic installation of symbolic sculptures continuously thrown in the air, as the centerpiece to the fair’s Focus: China section.

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