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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Miya Ando, 72 Kō (Seasons) at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
14 March–18 May 2019 Miya Ando 72 Kō (Seasons) Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
Contemporary art exhibition, Jason Martin, Jason Martin: Meta physical at STPI, Singapore
23 March–4 May 2019 Jason Martin Jason Martin: Meta physical STPI, Singapore
Contemporary art exhibition, Thukral & Tagra, Double Bounce at Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
11 April–26 May 2019 Thukral & Tagra Double Bounce Pearl Lam Galleries, Dempsey Hill, Singapore

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S.E.A. Focus and Singapore Art Week 2019 Ocula Report S.E.A. Focus and Singapore Art Week 2019 1 Feb 2019 : Diana d’Arenberg for Ocula

Art fairs are like the Hydra—chop one head off and several more sprout up in its place. This month saw the inauguration of two new fairs in Asia alone, with Taipei Dangdai kicking off in the third week of January, followed by S.E.A. Focus the very next week in Singapore (24–27 January 2019). February also sees the launch of the first edition...

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Singapore Art Week: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Singapore Art Week: Exhibitions to See 18 Jan 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

S.E.A. Focus, the new boutique art fair by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, will take centre stage during this year's Singapore Art Week (19–27 January 2019). Running between 24 and 27 January 2019, 26 galleries will participate in the inaugural edition, showcasing modern and contemporary Southeast Asian art within a pop-up structure in...

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Magnus Renfrew Ocula Conversation Magnus Renfrew

Magnus Renfrew has twice been named by ArtReview as one of the 100 most influential figures in the international art world. In 2008, he came to prominence in Asia's art world and within the wider global scene when he was appointed founding director of Art HK. The fair was subsequently acquired by MCH Group and re-branded in 2013 under Renfrew's...

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A Change of Scene: Art Stage Singapore 2018 Ocula Report A Change of Scene: Art Stage Singapore 2018 9 Feb 2018 : Diana d'Arenberg for Ocula

This year marked the eighth edition of Art Stage Singapore (26–28 January 2018), founded with the goal of bringing together galleries and art from Southeast Asia under the roof of the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The fair was, in its initial years, seen as Singapore's answer to Art Basel, but with a distinct regional...

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Between abstraction and interaction: A report from Singapore Ocula Report Between abstraction and interaction: A report from Singapore 20 Oct 2016 : Alice Russotti for Ocula

When I first went to see Oh Dear What Can the Matter Be (2016), an installation at Yeo Workshop by Singaporean artist Stephanie Jane Burt, I was reminded of a work by another young, and increasingly recognised Singaporean artist, Dawn Ng, How to Disappear into a Rainbow (2016), which I had seen a few months previously at the Hermes Aloft Space,...

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Face off: The Singapore art scene Ocula Report Face off: The Singapore art scene 19 Jan 2016 : Sherman Sam for Ocula

Contemporary Singapore, as most observers of the island state will know, is a place that has grown enormously successful despite the shock of its early separation from a federation with Malaysia. Celebrating its golden jubilee last year, and branded in typical Singaporean fashion as ‘SG50’, there was excitement in some circles over...

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Dr Eugene Tan Ocula Conversation Dr Eugene Tan Director of the National Gallery Singapore

The much-anticipated National Gallery Singapore opened its doors to the public for the first time on 24 November 2015. Following an extensive renovation by Studio Milou Architecture, the museum now occupies two important historic buildings in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District, the former City Hall and Supreme Court buildings. The...

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Pearl Lam Ocula Conversation Pearl Lam Director and Founder, Pearl Lam Galleries

Pearl Lam started exhibiting and promoting Chinese contemporary art in 1993 when she opened Contrasts, her first gallery in China. Today her eponymous gallery, Pearl Lam Galleries, has spaces in Shanghai, Hong Kong and at Gillman Barracks in Singapore. Over the past two decades, Pearl Lam and her galleries have consistently championed the...

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Home-grown art fair with regional focus Related Press Home-grown art fair with regional focus The Straits Times : 10 October 2018

A new home-grown boutique art fair called S.E.A. Focus will be held in January. Open to the public from Jan 24 to 27 at Gillman Barracks, it will feature about 25 local and international galleries and focus on modern and contemporary South-east Asian art.Organised by Singapore's STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery, it will take place in a...

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Will the Real Singapore Arts Scene Please Stand Up? Related Press Will the Real Singapore Arts Scene Please Stand Up? Plural Art : 28 July 2018

Much has been said about the Singapore visual art scene in recent weeks.Depending on which media outlet one might be reading, the country seems to be lurching from being a much-lauded hub to one of abject 'stagnation.' Sometimes, 'ground is lost to Hong Kong,' and other times, it is a leaky bog of a landscape which requires emergency...

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Singapore to get two new art fairs – can Art SG and SEA Focus succeed where others have failed? Related Press Singapore to get two new art fairs – can Art SG and SEA Focus succeed where others have failed? South China Morning Post : 26 July 2018

Will Singapore's art market get its 'Hong Kong moment' next year? The city's art community hopes so. It wants to replicate Hong Kong's success following an announcement that the co-founders of Art HK are to launch a Singapore art fair along with Art Basel's owner, Switzerland's MCH Group.It is a partnership with a formidable track record, so it is...

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MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS: DINH Q. LÊ Related Press MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS: DINH Q. LÊ ArtAsiaPacific : 4 July 2018

In his solo exhibition at Singapore's STPI—Creative Workshop & Gallery, titled Monuments and Memorials, multidisciplinary artist Dinh Q. Lê pursued the cultural and political trajectories of Cambodia through distinct moments in its history, interweaving lovely imagery of stone friezes from the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex with stark...

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Singapore Art Week Related Press Singapore Art Week art agenda : 23 February 2018

Developed by the Singapore government in 2013 in an attempt to create hype around the fair Art Stage Singapore, Singapore Art Week (SAW) is a loose collection of events organized by museums, art spaces, and cultural producers. This year’s edition featured a series of festivals that turned the Civic District’s museums into glowing canvases for art...

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Singapore Art Week 2018 The East Gears Up For Top Art Event Related Press Singapore Art Week 2018 The East Gears Up For Top Art Event Artlyst : 13 January 2018

Singapore rolls out the welcome mat to lovers of international art for Singapore Art Week 2018. This vibrant visual art showcase takes place from 17-28 January.The 12-day celebration, now in its sixth year, stretches between venues across Singapore. Museums and galleries host some exciting events in precincts, and iconic destinations including the...

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“Of Fragments and Impressions”: Filipino artists Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan at STPI, Singapore Related Press “Of Fragments and Impressions”: Filipino artists Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan at STPI, Singapore Art Radar : 27 October 2017

Brisbane- and Manila-based artist couple, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, have travelled to many parts of the world. The installation artists often work closely with the communities they enter, creating site-specific artworks that explore themes of home, longing and loss. "It is always a collective effort," says Isabel Aquilizan. As their...

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“Beating a rainbow to death”: Singaporean artist Jeremy Sharma – in conversation Related Press “Beating a rainbow to death”: Singaporean artist Jeremy Sharma – in conversation Art Radar : 16 September 2017

Sharma recently presented a new body of video, sound and light installations for his solo exhibition Spectrum Version 2.2 at Sullivan+Strumpf, Singapore. Art Radar talks to the artist to find out more about his practice and his recent work. Sharma recently presented a new body of video, sound and light installations for his solo exhibition Spectrum...

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Contemporary art exhibition, S.E.A. Focus 2019 at Ocula Editions, Auckland
24–27 Jan 2019 S.E.A. Focus 2019
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Contemporary art exhibition, Art Stage Singapore at Ocula Editions, Auckland
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Contemporary art exhibition, Singapore Art Week at Ocula Editions, Auckland
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