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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Jareh Das

Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...

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Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements Ocula Report Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements Radha Mahendru, Dhaka

Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.

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Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist Ocula Insight Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist Sherry Paik, New York

Guo Hongwei's recent watercolour paintings, showing at Chambers Fine Art in New York from 3 March, trigger pareidolia—the phenomenon of seeing random objects or patterns where they do not exist.

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b. 1956, Iran

Y.Z. Kami Biography

Y.Z. Kami was born in Tehran, Iran in 1956, and lives and works in New York. His work has been collected and exhibited by Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Musem of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of AMerican Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary ARt, London, and many other institutions worldwide. Solo museum exhibitions have been presented at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (2003); Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (2008); Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London (2008); and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2009-10). His work was included in the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007, curated by Robert Storr). 

Y.Z. Kami Featured Artworks

Tara by Y.Z. Kami contemporary artwork
Y.Z. KamiTara, 2015Pigment print
33 1/2 x 23 inches
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Black Dome by Y.Z. Kami contemporary artwork
Y.Z. KamiBlack Dome, 2018Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper
30 x 33 inches
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Blue Dome by Y.Z. Kami contemporary artwork
Y.Z. KamiBlue Dome, 2016Pigment Digital print on cotton etching paper
33 x 37 inches
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Y.Z. Kami Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, An Exhibition For Notre-Dame at Gagosian, Paris
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11 June–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition An Exhibition For Notre-Dame Gagosian, Paris

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Y.Z. Kami: Beyond the Vanishing Point Related Press Y.Z. Kami: Beyond the Vanishing Point

On a January afternoon in his studio, thinking about what it means to paint such familiar faces, Kami explained, 'When I know a person very well, I want [the portrait] to look very much like the experience I have of that face, which is a constant experience. This is more of a challenge with a face that I know well than with someone who is more...

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A look at the splendid, politically charges pieces at the Aga Khan Museum's massive new Iranian art exhibition Related Press A look at the splendid, politically charges pieces at the Aga Khan Museum's massive new Iranian art exhibition 10 February 2017, Toronto Life

The Aga Khan Museum's new exhibit, Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians , features 27 contemporary works by 23 Iranian artists, on loan to the museum from Iranian business consultant and art collector Mohammed Afkhami. The show was a mammoth undertaking: it took curator Fereshteh Daftari two years to organize, and she spoke to many...

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