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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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Where I Work: Xu Zhen

Michael Young for Art Asia Pacific 26 May 2014

Winter in Shanghai brings frigid, cruel weather. Ice forms on desultory puddles and residual snow lurks in shadowy corners. The sun hides behind a blanket of pollution and the air is stagnant. Though the temperature inside seems only a little above freezing, Xu Zhen’s studio flows with creative energy. Heavy overcoats, anoraks and thick jackets are de rigueur and no one seems to mind the cold.

The studio is 40 minutes southwest of the city center, close to the apartment where Xu lives with his wife and two children. The artist commutes daily in his black Range Rover. A semi-brutalist concrete and red-brick structure, the studio itself is modest by Chinese standards, with 4,000 square meters spread over four floors, each with two-and-a-half-meter-high ceilings. It is unpretentious and anonymous.

Xu moved to his current location three months ago, after a previous factory space in the Taopu art district on the opposite side of the city proved too small for his expanding practice.

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