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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
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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 Latest 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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Berlin Art Guide

The culturally rich city of Berlin is crawling with art museums, galleries, and alternative spaces. Notable private collections of international contemporary art include the Boros Collection, consisting of works by artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Danh Vō, and Sarah Lucas, housed in a former bunker and the Julia Stoschek Collection, which focuses on time-based works by artists such as Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Barbara Hammer, and Arthur Jafa.

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One of the better-known museums for contemporary art is the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, founded in the 1990s by a group that included Klaus Biesenbach, currently the Director of MOCA Los Angeles. Without a permanent collection, the KW Institute showcases eclectic exhibitions and programs that respond to social and political issues. In 1998, it partnered with the inaugural Berlin Biennale and continues to be a key venue for the Biennale. Like the KW Institute, the Biennale is known for its alternative, critical, and radical (often anti-institutional) ethos.

For a more traditional museum experience featuring antiquities classics, visit the Pergamonmuseum, which was built between 1910 and 1930. The museum is divided into three collections: the Antikensammlung (Collection of Classical Antiquities), the Vorderasiatisches Museum (Museum of the Ancient Near East), and the Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum of Islamic Art). Works in the Museum of Islamic Art date from the 7th to the 19th century.

The Alte Nationalgalerie, which offers Neoclassical, Romantic, Impressionist, and Modernist works, is part of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It is located on a UNESCO World Heritage site known as the Museumsinsel (Museum Island), which is home to other museums including the Pergamonmuseum and the Bode-Museum, the latter of which hosts a fantastic collection of ancient sculptures and Byzantine Art.

Outside of alternative spaces, private collections, and Museum Island, it is imperative to go gallery-hopping in one of the most exciting cities for dealer galleries. Favourites and international stars include Sprüth Magers, Peres Projects, and Tanya Leighton. A city known for its artist population and non-normative art venues, Berlin is constantly in flux.


Current Exhibition
14 March–18 April 2020
Robert Mapplethorpe

X Y Z Portfolios

Galerie Thomas Schulte View Exhibition
Exhbition view: Robert Mapplethorpe, X Y Z Portfolios, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin (14 March–18 April 2020). Courtesy Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin. Photo: ©Stefan Haehnel.
Current Exhibition | Berlin
11 March–19 April 2020
Richard Artschwager

New Mexico

Sprüth Magers View Exhibition
Richard Artschwager, Horizontal Landscape with Blue Mountains (2010) (detail). Pastel on handmade paper. 45.7 × 60 cm. © Estate of Richard Artschwager/Artist Rights Society (ARS), NY 2020/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery and Sprüth Magers. Photo: © Robert McKeever.
Current Exhibition | Berlin
11 March–19 April 2020
Kara Walker

THE SOVEREIGN CITIZENS SESQUICENTENNIAL CIVIL WAR CELEBRATION

Sprüth Magers View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Kara Walker, THE SOVEREIGN CITIZENS SESQUICENTENNIAL CIVIL WAR CELEBRATION, Camden Arts Centre (2013–2014). Courtesy Camden Arts Centre, Sprüth Magers and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Photo: Marcus J Leith.
Current Exhibition
7 March–9 April 2020
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

Fog Dog

Esther Schipper View Exhibition

Exhibition view: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Fog Dog, Esther Schipper, Berlin (7 March–9 April 2020). Courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin. Photo: Andrea Rossetti.

Current Exhibition
7 March–18 April 2020
Robert Mapplethorpe

Selected by Robert Wilson

Galerie Thomas Schulte View Exhibition

Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Wilson (1981). Silver gelatin print. Estate signed, printed 2019. Paper size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm. Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm. Edition 6/10. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.

Current Exhibition
6 March–11 April 2020
Cristian Rusu

The Only Thing I Am Sure About in this Life Lies Above My Head

Galeria Plan B View Exhibition

Exhibition view: Cristian Rusu, The Only Thing I Am Sure About in this Life Lies Above My Head, Galeria Plan B, Berlin (6 March–11 April 2020). Courtesy Galeria Plan B. 

Current Exhibition | Berlin
27 February–11 April 2020
Group Exhibition

Stand 1D08

Galerie Eigen + Art View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, Stand 1D08, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin (27 February–11 April 2020). Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART. Photo: Otto Felber, Berlin.
Current Exhibition
25 February–4 July 2020
Georges Rousse

UTOPIA

Galerie Springer Berlin View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Georges Rousse, UTOPIA, Galerie Springer Berlin (25 February–4 July 2020). © Georges Rousse. Galerie Springer Berlin.
Current Exhibition
21 February–25 April 2020
Peter Bialobrzeski

Early Works – Analogue

Galerie Albrecht View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Peter Bialobrzeski, Early Works – Analogue, Galerie Albrecht, Berlin (21 February–25 April 2020). Courtesy Galerie Albrecht.
Current Exhibition | Berlin
14 February–11 April 2020
Silke Otto-Knapp

What are the directions on a map?

Galerie Buchholz View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Silke Otto-Knapp, What are the directions on a map?, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin (14 February–1 April 2020). Courtesy Galerie Buchholz Berlin/Cologne/New York.
Current Exhibition | Berlin
13 February–11 April 2020
Moyra Davey & Peter Hujar
Galerie Buchholz View Exhibition

Exhibition View: Moryra Davey & Peter Hujar, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin (17 February–11 April 2020). Courtesy Galerie Buchholz Berlin/Cologne/New York.

Upcoming Exhibition | Berlin
2 May–27 June 2020
Kaari Upson

Never, never ever, never in my life, never in all my born days, never in all my life, never

Sprüth Magers View Exhibition
Kaari Upson, Go Back the Way You Came. Exhibition view: Kunsthalle Basel (2019). © Kaari Upson. Courtesy Kunsthalle Basel. Photo: Philipp Hänger.

Current Exhibitions In Berlin

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Contemporary art exhibition, Robert Mapplethorpe, X Y Z Portfolios at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
14 March–18 April 2020 Robert Mapplethorpe X Y Z Portfolios Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Richard Artschwager, New Mexico at Sprüth Magers, Berlin
11 March–19 April 2020 Richard Artschwager New Mexico Sprüth Magers, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Fog Dog at Esther Schipper, Berlin
7 March–9 April 2020 Daniel Steegmann Mangrané Fog Dog Esther Schipper, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Robert Mapplethorpe, Selected by Robert Wilson at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
7 March–18 April 2020 Robert Mapplethorpe Selected by Robert Wilson Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Stand 1D08 at Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin
27 February–11 April 2020 Group Exhibition Stand 1D08 Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Georges Rousse, UTOPIA at Galerie Springer Berlin, Berlin
25 February–4 July 2020 Georges Rousse UTOPIA Galerie Springer Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Peter Bialobrzeski, Early Works – Analogue at Galerie Albrecht, Berlin
21 February–25 April 2020 Peter Bialobrzeski Early Works – Analogue Galerie Albrecht, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Silke Otto-Knapp, What are the directions on a map? at Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
14 February–11 April 2020 Silke Otto-Knapp What are the directions on a map? Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Moyra Davey & Peter Hujar, Moyra Davey & Peter Hujar at Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
13 February–11 April 2020 Moyra Davey & Peter Hujar Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

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transmediale Artistic Director Kristoffer Gansing Looks Back Ocula Conversation transmediale Artistic Director Kristoffer Gansing Looks Back By Terence Sharpe, Berlin

Kristoffer Gansing traces eight years of change at Berlin's digital media and culture festival transmediale, as his final iteration as artistic director, End to End , opens 28 January.

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Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Ocula Insight Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART By Phoebe Blatton, Berlin

Images from abroad , Lada Nakonechna's solo exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART in Berlin, considers the barriers that exist between depictions of conflict and their viewers.

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Maria Loboda’s Historical Constellations in Berlin Ocula Insight Maria Loboda’s Historical Constellations in Berlin By Sarah Messerschmidt, Berlin

It is a dull and grey November afternoon, typical of weather in Berlin at this time of year, and Maria Loboda 's exhibition, Woman observing the Alpha Persei Cluster , at Galerie Thomas Schulte (16 November 2019–11 January 2020) appears particularly striking in contrast to these dreary climactic conditions. Occupying the street-facing...

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Arthur Jafa at Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin: Viewpoint Ocula Report Arthur Jafa at Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin: Viewpoint By Federica Bueti, Berlin

Arthur Jafa is a brilliant filmmaker, cinematographer and artist, whose practice is concerned with identifying and developing a specifically Black visual aesthetic. His work tackles the complexity of African-American cultural identity, as defined by an existential paradox that places the Black subject 'in essential intimacy with death', as...

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