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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Tarek Atoui, The Ground at Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing
30 September–15 December 2017 Tarek Atoui The Ground Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing
Contemporary art exhibition, Zheng Guogu, The Winding Path to Trueness at Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing
19 March–3 June 2017 Zheng Guogu The Winding Path to Trueness Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing
Contemporary art exhibition, Pak Sheung Chuen, That Light at Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing
17 December 2016–26 February 2017 Pak Sheung Chuen That Light Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing
Contemporary art exhibition, Zheng Guogu, Spirits Linger With Dust at Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing
17 September–1 December 2012 Zheng Guogu Spirits Linger With Dust Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing

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6th Guangzhou Triennial: As We May Think Ocula Report 6th Guangzhou Triennial: As We May Think 1 Feb 2019 : Gu Ling for Ocula

Three sectors make up the 6th Guangzhou Triennial, As We May Think: Feedforward (21 December 2018–10 March 2019), curated by Philipp Ziegler, Angelique Spaninks, and Zhang Ga. 'Inside the Stack: Art in the Digital' considers how the digital and physical are becoming increasingly interwoven. 'Evolutions of Kin' imagines new life forms—human...

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Ten Private Museums in China You Should Know Ocula Report Ten Private Museums in China You Should Know 3 Jul 2015 : Sam Gaskin for Ocula

China is building contemporary art museums at an unrivalled pace. Private companies and individuals increasingly have not only the means to establish these museums but also the know-how to keep them going, often to a higher standard than China’s public institutions. This report lists ten of the best private art museums in China (in no...

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Li Zhenhua Ocula Conversation Li Zhenhua Writer, Curator, Artist and Producer, China

Writer, curator, artist and producer Li Zhenhua is the founder of Laboratory Art Beijing and the Mustard Seed garden. Li is actively engaged in the production, dissemination and critical discussions around new media, and has taken part in symposiums, talks and presentations at leading galleries and museum spaces worldwide, including ZKM...

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul Ocula Conversation Apichatpong Weerasethakul Filmmaker and Artist, Thailand

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is an artist and filmmaker born and based in Thailand. He first studied architecture at Khon Kaen University before completing an MA in film-making at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Despite exhibiting his film and videos internationally and participating in large exhibitions like the 55th Carnegie...

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Meg Maggio Ocula Conversation Meg Maggio Founder, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing and Hong Kong

Meg Maggio’s enthusiasm is a force to be reckoned with. She races into her gallery space in Wong Chuk Hang to meet me, with entrepreneur and friend, Juan van Wassenhove in tow. She runs around the gallery eager to introduce visitors to each other, with a: “You need to know him, he has the most magnificent temple hotel in Beijing...

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Hou Hanru Ocula Conversation Hou Hanru Curator, The 5th Auckland Triennial, Auckland

Born in 1963 in Guangzhou, China, Hou graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in 1985 (BA) and 1988 (MA). Formally a critic and curator based in Paris, he was recently the Director of Exhibitions & Public Programmes and Chair of Exhibition Studies & Museology at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2006 to 2012.Hou is a...

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Suhanya Raffel Ocula Conversation Suhanya Raffel Acting Director at the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art

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. Previously as Deputy Director she was instrumental in the realisation of major exhibitions including Andy Warhol in 2007-08, The China...

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A ‘Big Tail Elephant’: China’s Chen Shaoxiong (1962–2016) – artist profile Related Press A ‘Big Tail Elephant’: China’s Chen Shaoxiong (1962–2016) – artist profile Art Radar Journal : 22 December 2016

Chen Shaoxiong was born in Guangdong province, China, in 1962 and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts there in 1984. Chen was a founding member of two seminal collectives emerging in Guangzhou just after the collective 'boom' of the 1980s Chinese avant-garde, which saw over 80 artist groups emerging on the contemporary art scene particularly...

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Duan Jianyu at Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou Related Press Duan Jianyu at Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou Flash Art : 1 July 2016

'Shamate' (Sharp, Sharp, Smart), the subcultural movement that has been disseminated, popularized and consumed in China via the Internet, does not make an appearance in Duan Jianyu’s new series of paintings titled shāmătè.Instead of rural youths living in suburban fringe zones with incongruously flashy hairstyles, many of the...

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Changing mindsets Related Press Changing mindsets Global Times : 9 May 2015

As domestic artists have continued posting pictures of themselves in Venice on social media, people in China are becoming increasingly aware of the upcoming high profile art event set to take place in the Italian city. Similar to the previous years, a large group of Chinese artists will be exhibiting their works at the 56th Venice Biennale, with...

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Review: Wang Wei's "Two Rooms" at Edouard Malingue Related Press Review: Wang Wei's "Two Rooms" at Edouard Malingue Art Asia Pacific : 8 April 2015

Earlier this year, Edouard Malingue Gallery inaugurated its new and expanded gallery space in the bustling central business district of Hong Kong. For its international launch, which coincided with the city’s Art Basel week in March, Edouard Malingue chose to present a solo exhibition of Beijing-based Wang Wei, who specifically created an...

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Magnus Renfrew On Art Basel In Hong Kong 2014 Related Press Magnus Renfrew On Art Basel In Hong Kong 2014 Nicholas Forrest for Artinfo / 24 April 2014 : 28 April 2014

When BLOUIN ARTINFO sat down with Magnus Renfrew, Art Basel’s Director Asia, to discuss the 2014 edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong, he was five weeks into a round-the-world trip visiting collectors and gallerists. He had already visited Berlin, Paris, London, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, and Taipei when he met with BLOUIN ARTINFO in Sydney,...

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