b. 1929, Japan

Yayoi Kusama Ocula Magazine

John Yau Connects Three Asian American Modernists Ocula Conversation John Yau Connects Three Asian American Modernists By Stephanie Bailey, New York

John Yau describes the lives and works of three overlooked figures of modernism: Leo Amino, Minoru Niizuma, and John Pai.

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Daisuke Miyatsu: The Salaryman Collector Ocula Conversation Daisuke Miyatsu: The Salaryman Collector By Rose Lejeune, London

'Salaryman collector' Daisuke Miyatsu elaborates on his collecting practice with Rose Lejeune in a discussion stemming from the collector's Delfina Foundation residency in 2017.

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Fumio Nanjo Ocula Conversation Fumio Nanjo By Tess Maunder, New Delhi

We want to emphasise that this is a place that matters, now and here—not only Hawai'i but all of the islands that fill the Pacific Ocean. It is a deeply charged place and a centre for discourse about identity, migration, trade, streams of culture, climate, environment, and so on.

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Nicole Durling Ocula Conversation Nicole Durling By Anna Dickie, Hobart

We want to allow artists the space to take risks and explore. That's my job as a curator: to be mindful of that, to remove the anxieties around exploring something new, and to create a supportive environment around an artist that allows them to take those leaps.

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Art Basel Miami Week 2021 Highlights Ocula Photolog Art Basel Miami Week 2021 Highlights

Miami Art Basel week galvanised the art world again—from the unveiling of new works at Rubell Museum, to the 2021 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. Take a look at Ocula's highlights from the ground.

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Christie’s Hong Kong Art Sales Rake in a Record $259 Million Ocula News Christie’s Hong Kong Art Sales Rake in a Record $259 Million Hong Kong, 3 December 2021

In a juggernaut art market, individual records were also smashed for Yayoi Kusama, Huang Yuxing, Avery Singer, and others.

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Yayoi Kusama’s Naoshima Pumpkin Swept Away by Typhoon Ocula News Yayoi Kusama’s Naoshima Pumpkin Swept Away by Typhoon Tokyo, 10 August 2021

Footage of the storm shows the much-loved sculpture battered by the surf.

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The Magnificent Seven Art Sites: Benesse Naoshima Ocula Photolog The Magnificent Seven Art Sites: Benesse Naoshima

Part of a series focusing on the world's best art sites, this Photolog features images from Benesse Art Site on the small islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima in Japan. It brings together contemporary art and architecture in resonance with the pristine nature of the Seto Inland Sea region. Throughout the islands, artworks are exhibited inside...

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Information (Today) at Kunsthalle Basel Revisits a 1970s Classic Ocula Feature Information (Today) at Kunsthalle Basel Revisits a 1970s Classic By Laurie Barron, Basel

Information (Today) at Kunsthalle Basel re-envisions a legendary MoMA exhibition from 1970 to interrogate contemporary digital politics.

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2021: Artist Highlights Ocula Insight Art Basel Hong Kong 2021: Artist Highlights By Stephanie Bailey, Hong Kong

Ocula Magazine previews a selection of highlights showing with galleries at Art Basel Hong Kong, running between 19 and 23 May 2021.

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Collectors Open Their Homes for Singapore's IMPART Exhibition Ocula News Collectors Open Their Homes for Singapore's IMPART Exhibition Singapore, 19 January 2021

The online exhibition sheds light on ambitious collectors' myriad motives and methods for collecting and displaying contemporary art.

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Alien Scenes in South Florida During Miami Art Week Ocula News Alien Scenes in South Florida During Miami Art Week Palm Beach, 2 December 2020

Gisela Colón's monoliths and rectanguloids portend a quick end to the pandemic (and humanity).

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The Magnificent Seven Art Sites: Inhotim, Brazil Ocula Photolog The Magnificent Seven Art Sites: Inhotim, Brazil

Part of a series focusing on the world's best art sites, this photolog features images from Instituto Inhotim in Brazil. Set within acres of botanical gardens, Inhotim is an outdoor contemporary art museum located in Brumadinho, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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The Basquiat Behind Art Dealer Inigo Philbrick's Indictment Ocula News The Basquiat Behind Art Dealer Inigo Philbrick's Indictment New York, 17 July 2020

The wunderkind dealer was denied bail in a New York court this week.

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Galleries Augment Basel Online With Clicks-and-Mortar Exhibitions Ocula News Galleries Augment Basel Online With Clicks-and-Mortar Exhibitions Berlin, 16 June 2020

In Berlin, where the pandemic permits, digital viewing rooms are being remade offline. Elsewhere, galleries are mounting ever richer online presentations.

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Galleries Adjust Presentations for Art Basel Hong Kong's Online Viewing Rooms Ocula News Galleries Adjust Presentations for Art Basel Hong Kong's Online Viewing Rooms Hong Kong, 17 March 2020

Several galleries have chosen to show works they either couldn't have realised in a booth or look just as enticing on a device.

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In Memory of a Free Public: Harbour Arts Sculpture Park Ocula Feature In Memory of a Free Public: Harbour Arts Sculpture Park By Hera Chan, Hong Kong

Taken as a whole, the Harbour Arts Sculpture Park offers a narrative that reflects Hong Kong's reality, from its architectural and financial infrastructures to the city's ever-changing political present...

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A Report From Brazil Ocula Feature A Report From Brazil By Camila Belchior, Brazil

For the last five years, Brazil has boasted increased attention in the international media. Be it being a BRIC power [notably the November 2009 cover of The Economist, "Brazil Takes Off", with Christ the Redeemer rising like a rocket] or concern over the economy and social dissatisfaction [the Economist's follow-up issue in September...

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Two Exhibitions: Two Collections - Japan Focus Ocula Feature Two Exhibitions: Two Collections - Japan Focus By Annabel James, Tokyo

Two private collection shows in Japan this summer revealed radically different ways to present and interpret the role of the contemporary art collector.

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If Pigs Could Fly: A Report From Art Stage Singapore Ocula Feature If Pigs Could Fly: A Report From Art Stage Singapore By Sherman Sam, Singapore

No art fair is complete without an inflatable, in this case a bright pink, flying pig (well actually this one doesn’t fly, but not every one can do a Pink Floyd). This larger-than-life work, Love Me (2013) by Jeong-Hwa Choi at the Vannessa Qwang Gallery, inflates then deflates slightly at a gentle pace, bringing one gallerist to remark...

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