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Australian Artists and Institutions Caught in Historic ‘Rain Bomb’ Ocula News Australian Artists and Institutions Caught in Historic ‘Rain Bomb’ Brisbane, 2 March 2022

'We had everything on the top floor, which is now gone,' said Ashleigh Ralph, director of Lismore Regional Gallery.

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At the Asia Pacific Triennial, Universal Concerns Are Personal Ocula Feature At the Asia Pacific Triennial, Universal Concerns Are Personal By Pamela See, Brisbane

The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial continues to culturally engage neighbouring countries.

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The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial Keeps Up With The Zeitgeist Ocula Feature The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial Keeps Up With The Zeitgeist By Susan Acret, Brisbane

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (24 November 2018–28 April 2019), offers the obvious but nevertheless intriguing parallel of peering into the worlds of its exhibiting artists.

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Patricia Piccinini Ocula Conversation Patricia Piccinini By Natalie King, Brisbane

I've always been interested in dioramas. They are these little worlds captured and represented with a combination of artifice, verisimilitude and trickery.

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APT8: A fragmenting vision of the future Ocula Feature APT8: A fragmenting vision of the future By Susan Acret, Brisbane

APT8’s focus is on performance, and this idea allows the curatorial staff to go back to the seeds of the first triennials and to reference the exhibition’s history of engagement in this sphere.

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Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh Ocula Conversation Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh By Rachael Vance, Brisbane

Having held the dual role of co-directors of Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art (IMA) for almost two years, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh have shaken up the city’s contemporary art land

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Aaron Seeto Ocula Conversation Aaron Seeto By Rachael Vance, Brisbane, Australia

I look forward to adding to the depth of conversations about Asian and Pacific art—to look at new artists and practices emerging in the region, whilst reinforcing QAGOMA’s global leadership in the field.

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Bruce Mclean Ocula Conversation Bruce Mclean By Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers, Auckland

The idea that aboriginal people were considered sub-human until 1967—that has a big impact on a lot of artists working today.

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Cai Guo-Qiang Ocula Conversation Cai Guo-Qiang By Laura Thomson, Auckland

I tend to be relatively cautious and timid, serious and controlling, which are not very good traits for an artist.

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Where To From Here? Innovators In The Australian Arts Ocula Feature Where To From Here? Innovators In The Australian Arts By Stella Rosa McDonald, Sydney

‘For me, one of the most political acts of the 21st Century is to be vulnerable. It’s not to take a single position or write a manifesto of democracy, it’s to actually make yourself vulnerable to being wrong. If you can do this then you can create a different space of risk for others to come in and create encounters.’...

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Great Expectations: Emerging Australian Art Ocula Feature Great Expectations: Emerging Australian Art By Stella Rosa McDonald, Sydney

In literary criticism, the term Bildungsroman refers to a coming of age novel. The protagonist learns a lesson, undergoes a transformation and grows up. They are stories where sentiment conflicts with authority, and we love them because they question our foundations and because we were all kids, once. ‘Emerging’ is the art...

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Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (Scaf) 2013: Part 2 Ocula Feature Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (Scaf) 2013: Part 2 By Rachel Fuller, Sydney

At the close of Sydney Contemporary 13 the general consensus amongst gallerists was that Sydney’s first art fair has been a resounding success. The response to the timing and venue was positive and consistent crowds meant that the Carriageworks site was continually filled with collectors and art lovers for the entire three days of the...

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Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (Scaf) 2013: Part 1 Ocula Feature Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (Scaf) 2013: Part 1 By Rachel Fuller, Sydney

After the swift success of ART HK and the launch of Art13 London in March of this year Tim Etchells (Founder of SCAF) is now turning his hand to the Australian art market with the inaugural Sydney Contemporary, Sydney’s first premium art fair. Etchells’ company, Australian Art Events has also taken over the management of the...

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Review: 13 Rooms, Kaldor Public Art Projects Ocula Feature Review: 13 Rooms, Kaldor Public Art Projects By Tess Maunder, in Sydney

13 Rooms marks the 27th program Australia's Kaldor Public Art Projects has produced. It's fitting for Kaldor and international curators Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biensenbach to collaborate, as each figure is identified by their longstanding attention to large-scale projects, working with international artists.

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Apt7: A Live Archive Ocula Feature Apt7: A Live Archive By Laura Brown, Brisbane

This year the Asia Pacific Triennial celebrates its twentieth year - a fact emphasised many times over across promotional material and in conversation amongst visitors, and reason alone for many visitors from other cities and countries during the exhibition’s opening weekend.

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Apt7: Active Spectatorship In The 20 Year Archive Ocula Feature Apt7: Active Spectatorship In The 20 Year Archive By Tess Maunder, Brisbane

The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art marks the 20th anniversary of the flagship exhibition series committed to an investigation of Asian, Pacific and Australian contemporary practices.

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Suhanya Raffel Ocula Conversation Suhanya Raffel By Ocula Editors, Brisbane

Suhanya Raffel is Acting Director of the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia, and responsible for creative and curatorial development of the exhibition and program initiatives.

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