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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
In Partnership with Artspace Sydney
Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Ocula Report Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 Ocula Insight Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 By Stephanie Bailey, London

In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .

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First TouchNo.4 by Li Erpeng contemporary artwork
Li ErpengFirst TouchNo.4, 2019Acrylic on canvas
95 x 95 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Enquire about this work
Possessed by Beast-3 by Wu Wei contemporary artwork
Wu WeiPossessed by Beast-3, 2017Paper
100 x 100 cm
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Body Shelley by Susan Weil contemporary artwork
Susan WeilBody Shelley, 2014Archival digital print on canvas and Sintra, backlit plexiglass panel
195.6 x 141 x 5.1 cm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Enquire about this work
Climbing the Mountain-2 by Wu Wei contemporary artwork
Wu WeiClimbing the Mountain-2, 2019Paper
35 x 35 cm
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Bind by Li Erpeng contemporary artwork
Li ErpengBind, 2018Acrylic on canvas
150 x 126 cm
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Screaming Into The Ether by Gary Simmons contemporary artwork
Gary SimmonsScreaming Into The Ether, 2020Oil and cold wax on canvas
244.5 x 183.5 cm
Metro Pictures Enquire about this work
Walking Figure by Susan Weil contemporary artwork
Susan WeilWalking Figure, 1967Plexi and aluminium
111.8 x 63.5 cm
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Scissors for Matisse by Susan Weil contemporary artwork
Susan WeilScissors for Matisse, 2020Archival digital print on acrylic sheet
101.6 x 63.5 x 6.4 cm
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Seize by Li Erpeng contemporary artwork
Li ErpengSeize, 2019Arcylic on canvas
310 x 172 cm
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Hide - 1 by Wu Wei contemporary artwork
Wu WeiHide - 1, 2020Paper
170 x 140 cm
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First TouchNo.3 by Li Erpeng contemporary artwork
Li ErpengFirst TouchNo.3, 2019Acrylic on canvas
95 x 95 cm
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Listen to your Nana by Genesis Tramaine contemporary artwork
Genesis TramaineListen to your Nana, 2020Acrylic, oil sticks, Lawrys Seasons Salt, spray paint, Yeshua
152.4 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm
Almine Rech Enquire about this work
Bracing For The Blast by Gary Simmons contemporary artwork
Gary SimmonsBracing For The Blast, 2020Oil and cold wax on canvas
244.5 x 183.5 cm
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Garden by Yarno contemporary artwork
YarnoGarden, 2019Acrylic on canvas
200 x 200 cm
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Namaste Henry Moore by Bharti Kher contemporary artwork
Bharti KherNamaste Henry Moore, 2019Clay, cement, wax, copper/brass
Perrotin Enquire about this work
forever by Anju Michele contemporary artwork
Anju Micheleforever, 2017Oil on aluminium paper mounted on panel
25 x 31 cm
ShugoArts Enquire about this work
Untitled by Nick Mauss contemporary artwork
Nick MaussUntitled, 2020Watercolour, ink and acrylic on paper
56.5 x 75.6 cm
303 Gallery Enquire about this work
Ramp 3. (Cobra) by Biraaj Dodiya contemporary artwork
Biraaj DodiyaRamp 3. (Cobra), 2020Wood, bicycle chain, varnish, polyurethane rubber, epoxy resin, harmonica, snakeskin wallet, T bevel
Experimenter Enquire about this work
Eyes in the mirror by Lee Kit contemporary artwork
Lee KitEyes in the mirror, 2020Acrylic, emulsion paint, inkjet ink and pencil on cardboard
46 x 38.5 cm
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Shave it carefully by Lee Kit contemporary artwork
Lee KitShave it carefully, 2018Acrylic, emulsion paint, inkjet ink and pencil on plywood
51 x 69.5 cm
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Jacqueline's Profile (Profil de Jacqueline) by Pablo Picasso contemporary artwork
Pablo PicassoJacqueline's Profile (Profil de Jacqueline), 1956Round dish; white earthenware clay
Huxley-Parlour Enquire about this work
Yellow #1 by Johnny Abrahams contemporary artwork
Johnny AbrahamsYellow #1, 2019Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 cm
Choi&Lager Gallery Enquire about this work
Arcanum by Gretchen Albrecht contemporary artwork
Gretchen AlbrechtArcanum, 1989Gouache and collage on paper
150 x 240 cm
Two Rooms Enquire about this work
Lawn by Louise Giovanelli contemporary artwork
Louise GiovanelliLawn, 2020Oil on canvas
90 x 60 cm
GRIMM Enquire about this work
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Ocula presents comprehensive online access to a diverse number of artworks by a broad range of artists. On Ocula you can find artworks by well-known established artists as well as emerging artists.

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Using the tools within Ocula you can learn more about the artist who created the work, share the artwork with others, and enquire as to its availability for purchase, and also its price. Defining contemporary art is both complex and controversial, but the decision to place an artwork within the category usually rests on one requirement: namely, that the artwork was created in the current century, regardless of its medium.

Beyond this simplistic definition, however, it can be difficult to pin down any universal principles that bind the pieces produced by 21st-century artists—though perhaps diversity itself might be understood as a general theme. Developing in parallel with the prevalent theory of postmodernism, contemporary art shares a commitment to pluralism and variety (rather than, that is, to stability and straightforward truth).

Some commentators speak of 'modern contemporary art', with this term's conflation of the modern art and the contemporary art models pointing to the murky boundary that separates the early 20th-century modernist movement from the sprawling latter movement that has ruled the art scene in recent decades.

The two are indeed connected—with the contemporary fine arts essentially an outgrowth of the modern movement—but what definitively separates them is the clear set of principles that all modernist artworks share, as opposed to the relatively absent criteria surrounding contemporary artworks.

For all its experimentalism, though, contemporary art is not entirely anti-traditional, as semblances of prior artistic conditions—be that modernism, impressionism, or realism—can be found hidden within many works. Long-established ideas like the anti-establishment role of art and the artist in society continue to prevail in the contemporary art scene, with visionary creatives across the globe often using their talents to make political statements through art.

The diversity of contemporary art is reflected in the many different artworks presented on the pages of Ocula. On these pages you will find artworks ranging from watercolour paintings, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, video artworks, sculptures, conceptual artworks to fine art photography and prints. Many of these artworks are for sale and you can make an enquiry directly to the Ocula member gallery representing the relevant artist.

In Ocula Magazine, an even wider range of artworks are referenced, including performance works. In considering the artworks on Ocula, we encourage you to not view them in isolation, but to consider how the work might fit into the artist's practice by reading the artist's profile, how the work relates to the artist's exhibition history and by exploring the articles written by Ocula Magazine and / or other publications on the artist.

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