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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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The Bluecoat in Liverpool, the UK's oldest arts centre, has launched its year-long 300th anniversary celebration with a show dedicated to artist alumni including John Akomfrah, Jeremy Deller and Yoko Ono. Public View (until 23 April) features works by more than 100 artists who have previously exhibited at the venue, which first opened in 1717 as a...

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'SHE': International women artists at Shanghai Long Museum West Bund Related Press 'SHE': International women artists at Shanghai Long Museum West Bund Art Radar Journal : 26 September 2016

Launched at the end of July 2016, SHE: International Women Artists Exhibition at Shanghai Long Museum West Bund presents a collection of works by female artists that are, according to curator Wang Wei, 'gathered together not only by their gender, but also by the true creativity'.Exhibitions of women’s art have been hesitant...

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Most New Yorkers think of Times Square as a barren consumerist wasteland, but one incredible thing does happen there: by turning creators loose on the world’s most famous intersection, Times Square Arts turns it into a gigantic public platform for contemporary performance and visual arts. It’s one of the highest-profile public arts...

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Yoko Ono is looking for women with personal 'testaments of harm' for her latest art project.The Japanese multimedia artist shared the open call on her Facebook page last week, along with a brief description of the upcoming show. Apparently titled Arising, it will collect women’s stories of discrimination and trauma, and showcase...

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With another woman British prime minister in power and the election of America’s first woman president a distinct possibility, the theme of the SHE exhibition in Shanghai – a city known to raise strong women – feels timely.The cavernous space of the Long Museum features works by 105 woman artists from 13 countries and 10...

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Marina Abramović, Richard Long, and Dorothy Cross at Modern Art Oxford Related Press Marina Abramović, Richard Long, and Dorothy Cross at Modern Art Oxford ArtLyst : 30 August 2016

Upon entering the gallery the viewer is first met with the sight of Richard Long's installation Walking a Labyrinth, this interactive work is a vast rectilinear ‘floor drawing’, a maze made from white clay applied to the gallery floor. In fact the title of this latest celebration of 50 years of the gallery in Oxford is taken from a...

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Grand opening: Bruce Nauman, Ragnar Kjartansson, Carsten Nicolai, Yoko Ono, Pettersen & Hein Related Press Grand opening: Bruce Nauman, Ragnar Kjartansson, Carsten Nicolai, Yoko Ono, Pettersen & Hein e-flux : 26 August 2016

The new art institution Copenhagen Contemporary (CC) is now opening in the capital of Denmark and is presenting a substantial exhibition of works by Bruce Nau­man alongside large installations by Carsten Nicolai and Ragnar Kjartansson, as well as works out on the quayside by Yoko Ono and Pettersen & Hein.

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PARIS — Climats Artificiels (or “Artificial Climates”) at the Espace Fondation EDF is an impertinent and multigenerational group show of contemporary art — heavy on miniature biosphere mockups — that raises the question of the current value of ironic artificiality. Under inspection, via notions of...

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Yoko Ono’s first solo exhibition in Beijing opens November 15 at Faurschou Foundation Related Press Yoko Ono’s first solo exhibition in Beijing opens November 15 at Faurschou Foundation CAFA Art Info : 6 November 2015

Faurschou Foundation is happy to present the first solo exhibition with the world-renowned artist Yoko Ono in Beijing. The exhibition will offer the public an opportunity to participate in her interactive art and take part in her honest and utopian, yet forceful, universe and life philosophy.

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New York’s Japan Society has appointed Japanese curator Yukie Kamiya as the new director of its gallery. Previously the chief curator at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima MoCA) in Japan, Kamiya will step into her new position at the Japan Society on November 16. During her time at Hiroshima MoCA, which began in 2007, Kamiya...

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Prends-ça! A Paris exhibition invites visitors to take the artworks with them Related Press Prends-ça! A Paris exhibition invites visitors to take the artworks with them Hyperallergic : 20 October 2015

Take Me (I’m Yours) at the Monnaie de Paris revives and expands a 1995 exhibition curated by Christian Boltanski and Hans-Ulrich Obrist at London’s Serpentine Gallery, in which all the art is designed to be touched and taken away. Chiara Parisi, director of cultural programs at the French institution, joins the duo in curating the 2015...

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Initiated by local artists in 1987, the Sea Art Festival (SAF) in Busan, Korea, celebrates the coastal city’s lush topography with an outdoor exhibition that centers on integrating art with the natural environment. The festival was originally conceived as an annual event that took place at the popular seashores of Haeundae and Gwangalli and...

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