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LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter Ocula Report LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter 14 Jun 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See 6 Jun 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Kohei Nawa, VESSEL at ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul
20 March–21 July 2019 Kohei Nawa VESSEL ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul | Ryse Hotel
Contemporary art exhibition, Heemin Chung, An Angel Whispers at P21, Seoul
10 May–30 June 2019 Heemin Chung An Angel Whispers P21, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Ugo Rondinone, earthing at Kukje Gallery, Seoul
16 May–30 June 2019 Ugo Rondinone earthing Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Yung-Nam Park, Monet before Me at Gana Art, Seoul
17 May–16 June 2019 Yung-Nam Park Monet before Me Gana Art, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Hugh Scott-Douglas, Hard Rain at Gallery Baton, Seoul
17 May–19 June 2019 Hugh Scott-Douglas Hard Rain Gallery Baton, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Kyoungtae Kim, Dropping to the Surface at Whistle, Seoul
17 May–22 June 2019 Kyoungtae Kim Dropping to the Surface Whistle, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, McArthur Binion, Hand:Work:II at Lehmann Maupin, Seoul
24 May–13 July 2019 McArthur Binion Hand:Work:II Lehmann Maupin, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Jiwon Kim, canvas fly at PKM Gallery, Seoul
30 May–7 July 2019 Jiwon Kim canvas fly PKM Gallery, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, David Quinn, Solo Exhibition at Gana Art, Seoul
5–30 June 2019 David Quinn Solo Exhibition Gana Art, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Lee Kun-Yong, Form of Now at Pace Gallery, Seoul
5 June–24 August 2019 Lee Kun-Yong Form of Now Pace Gallery, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Gary Hume, Looking and Seeing at Barakat Contemporary, Seoul
5 June–4 August 2019 Gary Hume Looking and Seeing Barakat Contemporary, Seoul

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Iván Navarro Ocula Conversation Iván Navarro Artist

Iván Navarro needs no introduction once you know what his works look like: light boxes constructed using one-way mirrors to create an infinity room effect. These object illusions come in many forms, from a world map rendered in green and white lights that seem to collapse into a dark void (Sediments, 2017); to a series of lightboxes formed from the...

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Lee Ufan Ocula Conversation Lee Ufan Artist, Korea

Nowadays, Korean-born artist Lee Ufan needs little introduction. The combination of the opening of his own Tadao Ando-designed museum at the Benesse Art Site, Japan in 2010; his 2011 retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; and his major show at the Château de Versailles in 2014, have all meant that in recent years Lee Ufan has...

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Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho Ocula Conversation Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho

Artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho established their styles and names individually, but create an undeniable synergy when paired together. The duo won the Korea Artist Prize at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, in 2012 and participated in dOCUMENTA the same year. Representing the Korean Pavilion in Venice this year,...

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Minsuk Cho Ocula Conversation Minsuk Cho Architect, Mass Studies, Seoul

Minsuk Cho, principal architect at Mass Studies and commissioner of the Golden Lion-winning Korea Pavilion at last year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, just closed his first major exhibition at PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art. And while Before/After, a data-centric retrospective of the first dozen years of his firm via both realized and...

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Natalie King And Youngmi Park Ocula Conversation Natalie King And Youngmi Park Co-Curators, 'Episodes: Australian Photography Now', Dong Gang International Photo Festival

Now in its 13th edition, the Dong Gang International Photo Festival takes place in the city of Yeongwol, about 3 hours drive east of Seoul. Since 2009, guest curators from different countries have been invited to curate an exhibition for the Festival, including France, Germany, USA, Japan and UK. This year the invitation was extended to...

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Yuko Hasegawa Ocula Conversation Yuko Hasegawa Chief Curator, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Yuko Hasegawa is Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2006–present) and is also a professor at Tama Art University, Tokyo, where she teaches curatorial and art theory. Last year Hasegawa curated the Sharjah Biennial 11, which opened to great acclaim. Previously, Hasegawa served as Chief Curator and Founding Artistic...

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G-Seoul 14: Back To Boutique Ocula Report G-Seoul 14: Back To Boutique 12 May 2014 : Ines Min for Ocula

The pressure is high for boutique art fair G-Seoul 14 this year, though you wouldn’t know it by the easy glamour and airy polish of its backdrop: the newly broken-in Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) designed by Zaha Hadid and officially opened this March. The curvilinear hall, expansive ceiling space, and ceiling-to-floor white motif lends...

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Lee Daehyung Ocula Conversation Lee Daehyung Art Director, Hyundai Motor Company, Seoul

Lee Daehyung’s name is difficult to escape within the Korean art world. From self-made independent curator to art director for major South Korean conglomerate Hyundai Motor Company, Lee has been the driving force behind some of the country’s most innovative shows and collaborations over the past decade. While his work can dive into...

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Elmgreen & Dragset's bar doesn't work (and that's the point) Related Press Elmgreen & Dragset's bar doesn't work (and that's the point) Phaidon News : 2 April 2019

There's a nice-looking bar at Elmgreen & Dragset's new show, Adaptations, at the Kukje Gallery in Seoul, South Korea. It's white, oval shaped, and is fitted with two bar taps, and looks pretty inviting ...

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Lo-Fi Art for the Internet Age Related Press Lo-Fi Art for the Internet Age Hyperallergic : 9 February 2019

SEOUL — Noh Sangho's solo exhibition, The Great Chapbook II, contains more than 1500 works. Hundreds of plastic ziplock bags containing Noh's watercolor drawings hang on 11 chrome garment racks affixed to the brick walls of Seoul's underground gallery, Arario Museum in Space. The drawings are the results of the artist's daily digital...

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Oscar Murillo transforms energy into dynamic art Related Press Oscar Murillo transforms energy into dynamic art The Korea Times : 10 December 2018

Oscar Murillo is an artist of energy who encapsulates the instability of his contemporaries living in the 21st century, who cannot truly feel a sense of belonging or stability. The artist is holding Catalyst, his first solo exhibition in Korea, at Kukje Gallery in downtown Seoul.

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Paintings bring back memories of countless past encounters Related Press Paintings bring back memories of countless past encounters The Korea Herald : 5 July 2018

With dark-and-bright contrasts throughout, young local painter Jwa Haesun's portraits of ordinary people remind us of our own memories of numerous overlooked encounters. Her portraits of unknown people have the power to evoke questions on the otherness of the others and the solitude that we feel among a crowd of unknowns.

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Artist Oh Su-fan turns canvas into mirror reflecting state of mind Related Press Artist Oh Su-fan turns canvas into mirror reflecting state of mind Yonhap News Agency : 19 June 2018

Oh Su-fan, a 72-year-old artist, has spent the 40 years of his professional life trying to erase the stream of consciousness. By doing so, he pursues order and naturalness in chaos.In his new solo exhibition, Dialogue, which runs at Gana Art Centre in Seoul from 20 June to 15 July 2018, 30 paintings created since 2016 are on display. The...

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'Fashion doomed to fade, but art is forever' Related Press 'Fashion doomed to fade, but art is forever' The Korea Times : 27 April 2018

American artist Alex Katz is known for his distinctive style of portraits featuring sophisticated yet daring women of all ages. The Lotte Museum of Art (LMOA) in southern Seoul presents the first solo exhibition of the 90-year-old artist, who stylises American culture and society such as fashion, beauty and landscape, in Korea.Titled Alex Katz:...

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“High Strangeness” by Peter Stichbury at Gallery Baton, Seoul Related Press “High Strangeness” by Peter Stichbury at Gallery Baton, Seoul BLOUIN ARTINFO : 15 November 2017

New Zealand born artist Peter Stichbury is currently presenting his bizarre and uncanny exhibition at the Gallery Baton in Seoul. High Strangeness explores stories surrounding reports of (often fake) disturbances in the aerial world above us. The exhibition runs until the end of November.

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Seoul on a roll: art installation takes marble run to the next level Related Press Seoul on a roll: art installation takes marble run to the next level The Guardian : 9 November 2017

They are one of the oldest symbols of child's play - found in the ashes of Pompeii, in the tombs of ancient Egypt and in Native American tribes. But while millennial children may have left them to gather dust, a new installation is asking people young and old to reconnect with the simple joy of marbles.

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