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Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World Ocula Conversation Hito Steyerl: How To Build a Sustainable Art World

'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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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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Robert Zhao Renhui

b. 1983, Singapore

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In late June, the four finalists for the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2017 were announced. The artists—Li Ming, Tao Hui, Yu Ji and Robert Zhao Renhui—were chosen from a pool of over 30 nominees for their standout exhibitions and artworks produced over the last three years, and for their potential future contributions to artistic discourse....

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The Nature Museum THE INSTITUTE OF CRITICAL ZOOLOGISTS Related Press The Nature Museum THE INSTITUTE OF CRITICAL ZOOLOGISTS ArtAsiaPacific : 12 September 2017

Devised as a collaboration between artist Robert Zhao Renhui and playwright Joel Tan, the performance-lecture and exhibition The Nature Museum was a theatrical venture into museological waters. By adopting the roles of archivists of the Institute of Critical Zoologists, Zhao and Tan took their audience on an informal tour, encouraging one to drift...

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Dedicated to the support of emerging artists from Greater China and Southeast Asia, the biennial Hugo Boss Asia Art Award was established in 2013 and is now in its third iteration. The Award aims to contribute towards artistic and cultural exchanges in the broader historical and social contexts of Greater China and Southeast Asia. It helps in...

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JUNE ROUNDUP: NOTES FROM NIPPON Related Press JUNE ROUNDUP: NOTES FROM NIPPON ArtAsiaPacific : 30 June 2017

While summer is generally known for being a slow time in the world art calendar, June in Tokyo proved to be one of the busiest months of the year, with the opening of the first Japan outpost of Galerie Perrotin, a large retrospective of a beloved Swiss sculptor and notable exhibitions showcasing established contemporary Japanese artists. Here are...

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Robert Zhao Renhui: 'The Bizarre Honour' at OH! Open House Related Press Robert Zhao Renhui: 'The Bizarre Honour' at OH! Open House ArtAsiaPacific : 24 February 2017

Wunderkammern, collections of natural specimens and rarities referred to as 'cabinets of curiosities,' first appeared in the 16th century and endure to this day. They not only sustain the pedagogical heart of most natural history museums, but also are conceptual fodder for many an artist.

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Robert Zhao Renhui and teamLab: Glass Rotunda at National Museum of Singapore Related Press Robert Zhao Renhui and teamLab: Glass Rotunda at National Museum of Singapore ArtAsiaPacific : 10 January 2017

The National Museum of Singapore (NMS)—the country’s oldest museum—has just reopened its Glass Rotunda to great fanfare following two years of renovations. The unveiling of the rotunda coincides with the launch of two new permanent exhibits in the museum’s Singapore History Gallery: Story of the Forest (2016) by Japanese collective teamLab, an...

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Singaporean visual artist Robert Zhao Renhui is well known for his works that pair fiction and fact together in a provocative manner, which often leave the viewer unable to decipher where one ends and the other begins. His multi-disciplinary approach is centred on his observations of the natural world, but instead of documenting it, he constructs...

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A while before Art Stage Singapore opened, Randian had the chance to catch up with Lorenzo Rudolf, the founder, co-owner, and director of the fair. A veteran of art fairs, Rudolf had previously served as the director of Art Basel from 1991 to 2000 and helped initiate Art Basel’s expansion to Miami (which started in 2002). And now, Art Stage...

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Of all the SG50-related events, Singapore Tourism Board's travelling arts showcase Singapore: Inside Out (SGIO) can arguably be consider the odd one out.While a majority of the populace were partaking in a year-long national conversation—courtesy of exhibitions, performances or festivals—right here in Singapore, SGIO had been...

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A disparate series of works, from ceramics to oil paintings to video works, done by four Singapore artists—Jason Lim, Joo Choon Lin, Robert Zhao Renhui and Vincent Leow—are on display at the No Boundary exhibition at ShanghArt Gallery. The quartet drew its inspiration from diverse sources. Leow, for example, created his art after a...

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The Manhattan Project: Singapore’s art ambassadors in NYC Related Press The Manhattan Project: Singapore’s art ambassadors in NYC TODAY : 3 October 2015

For the longest time, Singapore has tried to get Jerry Saltz to check out the arts scene in the Lion City (since the Singapore Biennale in 2006, to be exact), but all efforts to bring the famous art critic for New York rags such as TheVillage Voice and New York Magazine fell through.So it did the next best thing: It brought the art over to...

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2014 Signature Art Prize Exhibition Related Press 2014 Signature Art Prize Exhibition Sylvia Tsai for ArtAsiaPacific / 3 December 2014 : 8 December 2014

On November 14, the third edition of the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize opened its exhibition of finalists at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), which consists of 15 works from 13 countries—a geographical breadth that extends from Pakistan to New Zealand.The 15 shortlisted artists of the 2014 Signature Art Prize are:...

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Artist Profile: Robert Zhao Renhui Related Press Artist Profile: Robert Zhao Renhui by Sylvia Tsai for Art Asia Pacific / May-June 2014 : 5 May 2014

Behind the lemon-yellow door in Singapore’s Goodman Arts Centre lies an idiosyncratic collection belonging to a 31-year-old artist and self-professed natural-history lover. Whimsical memorabilia fills the laboratory-like space; life-size replicas of a rottweiler, tortoise and stork greet the visitor. Display cases and various microscopes...

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