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Art Basel in Hong Kong: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Art Basel in Hong Kong: Exhibitions to See 23 Mar 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

For those visiting during Art Basel in Hong Kong (29–31 March 2019), the smell of fresh paint may still be in the air at the latest heritage conservation project, The Mills, which opened on 16 March to encompass the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textiles (CHAT), joining the ranks with ex-prison complex Tai Kwun, along with Eaton HK—a retro...

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Firenze Lai Ocula Conversation Firenze Lai

Firenze Lai says that she knows her studio of a few hundred square feet intimately; from the textures of its surfaces to the way the breeze blows into the room. The spaces depicted in her paintings are equally intimate. When curators seem to be at a loss for words to discuss troubled times, fear of containment, and the feeling of being completely...

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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Zoe Leonard

b. 1961, USA

New York-based artist Zoe Leonard balances rigorous conceptualism with a distinctly personal vision in her work, which merges photography, sculpture, and installation. By employing strategies of repetition, shifting perspectives, and a multitude of printing processes, Leonard's practice probes the politics of representation and display. Leonard explores themes such as gender and sexuality, loss and mourning, migration, displacement, and the urban landscape. Her photography specifically invites us to contemplate the role that the medium plays in constructing history, and to consider the roots of contemporary photographic culture. More than its focus on any particular subject, however, Leonard's work encourages the viewer to reconsider the act of looking itself, drawing attention to observation as a complex, ongoing process.

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Untitled Aerial by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork Zoe LeonardUntitled Aerial, 1988/2008 Gelatin silver print
86.3 x 60.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled Aerial by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork Zoe LeonardUntitled Aerial, 1986/2007 Gelatine silver print
82 x 57 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork Zoe LeonardUntitled, 1989/2008 Gelatin silver print
40.3 x 27.3 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled Aerial by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork Zoe LeonardUntitled Aerial, 1988/2008 Gelatin silver print
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork Zoe LeonardUntitled, 1987/2017 Gelatin silver print
59.7 x 85.7 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork Zoe LeonardUntitled, 1989 Gelatin silver prints
43.2 x 61 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Analogue (detail) by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork Zoe LeonardAnalogue (detail), 1998–2009 412 C-prints and gelatin silver prints
Hauser & Wirth
Red Wall by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork Zoe LeonardRed Wall, 2001/2003 Dye transfer print
Hauser & Wirth

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Zoe Leonard, Aerials at Hauser & Wirth, London
Closed
30 November 2018–9 February 2019 Zoe Leonard Aerials Hauser & Wirth, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Zoe Leonard, Analogue at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
Closed
27 October 2018–20 January 2019 Zoe Leonard Analogue Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

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Zoe Leonard Transcends Time at the Whitney Museum Related Press Zoe Leonard Transcends Time at the Whitney Museum Hyperallergic : 7 May 2018

Zoe Leonard's photographs in Survey at the Whitney feel like memories you've always known, even if sometimes they don't feel like yours — a story you've heard before, or a friend of a friend whose name is always on the tip of your tongue. Leonard fixes the familiar with both a fast instinct and wide-eyed sincerity, somehow preserving in her...

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