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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, Reinhard Mucha, Full Take at Sprüth Magers, London
20 February–11 May 2019 Reinhard Mucha Full Take Sprüth Magers, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Geta Brătescu, The Power of the Line at Hauser & Wirth, London
27 February–27 April 2019 Geta Brătescu The Power of the Line Hauser & Wirth, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Stefan Brüggemann, HYPER-PALIMPSEST at Hauser & Wirth, London
27 February–27 April 2019 Stefan Brüggemann HYPER-PALIMPSEST Hauser & Wirth, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Alighiero Boetti, Embroideries Including Mappas, Tuttos and a Rug at Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
28 February–29 May 2019 Alighiero Boetti Embroideries Including Mappas, Tuttos and a Rug Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Anthea Hamilton, The Prude at Thomas Dane Gallery, London
7 March–18 May 2019 Anthea Hamilton The Prude Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Alice Anderson, Body Disruptions at Waddington Custot, London
12 March–10 May 2019 Alice Anderson Body Disruptions Waddington Custot, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Allan Sekula, Photography, A Wonderfully Inadequate Medium at Marian Goodman Gallery, London
14 March–18 May 2019 Allan Sekula Photography, A Wonderfully Inadequate Medium Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Spencer Finch, No Ordinary Blue at Lisson Gallery, London
15 March–4 May 2019 Spencer Finch No Ordinary Blue Lisson Gallery, Lisson Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Channa Horwitz, Rules of the Game at Lisson Gallery, London
15 March–4 May 2019 Channa Horwitz Rules of the Game Lisson Gallery, Bell Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Matt Connors, Inhere at Herald St, London
22 March–5 May 2019 Matt Connors Inhere Herald St, Herald St, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Matt Connors, Inhere at Herald St, London
22 March–5 May 2019 Matt Connors Inhere Herald St, Museum St, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Flora + Fauna at Sadie Coles HQ, London
4–27 April 2019 Group Exhibition Flora + Fauna Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street
Contemporary art exhibition, Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo, Argo at Simon Lee Gallery, London
4 April–1 June 2019 Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo Argo Simon Lee Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Gillian Ayres, Song Beneath the Stars at Alan Cristea Gallery, London
4 April–11 May 2019 Gillian Ayres Song Beneath the Stars Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcus Coates, Near-Life Experience at Kate MacGarry, London
5 April–18 May 2019 Marcus Coates Near-Life Experience Kate MacGarry, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Indrė Šerpytytė, From.Between.To at Parafin, London
5 April–25 May 2019 Indrė Šerpytytė From.Between.To Parafin, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Gardar Eide Einarsson at Maureen Paley, London
6 April–26 May 2019 Gardar Eide Einarsson Gardar Eide Einarsson Maureen Paley, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Michael Queenland, Project at Maureen Paley, London
6 April–26 May 2019 Michael Queenland Project Maureen Paley, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Gerhard Richter, Overpainted Photographs at Gagosian, London
9 April–8 June 2019 Gerhard Richter Overpainted Photographs Gagosian, Davies Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Chloe Wise, Not That We Don’t at Almine Rech, London
10 April–18 May 2019 Chloe Wise Not That We Don’t Almine Rech, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Chantal Joffe, Chantal Joffe at Victoria Miro, London
11 April–18 May 2019 Chantal Joffe Chantal Joffe Victoria Miro, Wharf Road, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Chantal Joffe, Chantal Joffe at Victoria Miro, London
11 April–18 May 2019 Chantal Joffe Chantal Joffe Victoria Miro, Mayfair, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Giovanni Ozzola, 1982 at Gazelli Art House, London
12 April–18 May 2019 Giovanni Ozzola 1982 Gazelli Art House, London
Contemporary art exhibition, William Eggleston, 2¼ at David Zwirner, London
12 April–1 June 2019 William Eggleston David Zwirner, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Massimo Vitali, Short Stories at Mazzoleni, London
12 April–24 May 2019 Massimo Vitali Short Stories Mazzoleni, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now at Gagosian, London
12 April–18 May 2019 Group Exhibition Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Lawrence Lek, AIDOL 爱道 at Sadie Coles HQ, London
18 April–18 May 2019 Lawrence Lek AIDOL 爱道 Sadie Coles HQ, Kingly Street
Contemporary art exhibition, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Recent Works at Pace Gallery, London
26 April–25 May 2019 Prabhavathi Meppayil Recent Works Pace Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Anish Kapoor, Anish Kapoor at Lisson Gallery, London
15 May–22 June 2019 Anish Kapoor Anish Kapoor Lisson Gallery, Bell Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Jason Martin, Jason Martin at Lisson Gallery, London
15 May–22 June 2019 Jason Martin Jason Martin Lisson Gallery, Lisson Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Georg Baselitz, Devotion at Alan Cristea Gallery, London
16 May–22 June 2019 Georg Baselitz Devotion Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, László Moholy-Nagy, László Moholy-Nagy at Hauser & Wirth, London
22 May–27 July 2019 László Moholy-Nagy László Moholy-Nagy Hauser & Wirth, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Keith Tyson, Life Still at Hauser & Wirth, London
22 May–27 July 2019 Keith Tyson Life Still Hauser & Wirth, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Yang Fudong, Yang Fudong at Marian Goodman Gallery, London
30 May–26 July 2019 Yang Fudong Yang Fudong Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, B. Wurtz, B. Wurtz at Kate MacGarry, London
1 June–13 July 2019 B. Wurtz B. Wurtz Kate MacGarry, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Mel Bochner, Exasperations at Simon Lee Gallery, London
5 June–13 July 2019 Mel Bochner Exasperations Simon Lee Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Goshka Macuga, Goshka Macuga at Kate MacGarry, London
12 September–19 October 2019 Goshka Macuga Goshka Macuga Kate MacGarry, London

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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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Ben Brown Ocula Conversation Ben Brown

After years of repetitive reference to Hong Kong as a 'cultural desert', the arrival of the city's first contemporary art fair between 14 and 18 May 2008, Art HK 08, under the direction of Magnus Renfrew, marked a new turn. Sales turnover for Sotheby's in Hong Kong grew from USD 88 million in 2000, to USD 340 million in 2007, situating it as the...

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Victoria Sin Ocula Conversation Victoria Sin

If a multiplicity of being can be truly embodied, Victoria Sin comes close. Sin's practice spans performance, moving image and writing, with the artist adopting personas in their work that are multiple, and thematics that are intersectional. With a master's in Print from the Royal College of Art, a programme that examines the digital circulation of...

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Frieze Week 2018: London, Masters and 1-54 Wrap-up Ocula Report Frieze Week 2018: London, Masters and 1-54 Wrap-up 12 Oct 2018 : Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams for Ocula

A rush of politics kicked off Frieze Week this year, with a talk between Chelsea Manning and James Bridle organised by the Institute of Contemporary Arts at the Royal Institution, three days ahead of the opening of Frieze London, Frieze Masters and 1-54 (4–7 October 2018). The event felt more like a press conference, with attendees seemingly...

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Frieze London 2018 Ocula Photolog Frieze London 2018 8 October 2018

'Frieze London 2018 showcases the best of international contemporary art, with a discerning selection of around 160 galleries presenting their most forward-thinking artists and imaginative presentations. Opening for the first time with a two-day preview, Frieze London coincides with Frieze Sculpture and Frieze Masters in The Regent's Park, together...

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Frieze Masters 2018 Ocula Photolog Frieze Masters 2018 8 October 2018

'Frieze Masters brings together thousands of years of art in a unique, contemporary context, with over 130 of the world's leading galleries specialising in antiquities, Asian art, ethnographic art, illuminated manuscripts, medieval, modern and post-war art, Old Masters and 19th century, as well as photography, sculpture and wunderkammer.' –Frieze...

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London Frieze Week: The Lowdown Ocula Report London Frieze Week: The Lowdown 20 Sep 2018 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Located in Regent's Park, Frieze London has expanded to focus on historical works in recent years, with the introduction of Frieze Masters in 2012, further reinforcing London's position as a leading art destination. Beyond this year's edition (4–7 October 2018), a range of unmissable exhibitions are taking place across London in both commercial and...

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He Xiangyu Ocula Conversation He Xiangyu Artist, China

He Xiangyu's second solo exhibition, Evidence, at White Cube gallery's Bermondsey space in London (7 February–8 April 2018) is somewhat different from the artist's first exhibition with the gallery in 2014 (He Xiangyu: Inside the White Cube, 22 January–13 April 2014). Gone is the crystallised residue of 127 tonnes of Coca-Cola that the artist...

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Hito Steyerl Condemns ‘Toxic’ Sackler Funding Ahead of Serpentine Show Related Press Hito Steyerl Condemns ‘Toxic’ Sackler Funding Ahead of Serpentine Show Frieze News Desk : 10 April 2019

At the opening of her exhibition at London's Serpentine Sackler Gallery, German filmmaker and visual artist Hito Steyerl reiterated the demands of artist and activist Nan Goldin who has campaigned against the Sackler family over their ties to the US opioid crisis.

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Mike Nelson fashions a sculptural collage of Britain’s industrial age Related Press Mike Nelson fashions a sculptural collage of Britain’s industrial age Wallpaper* : 3 April 2019

In 1917, at an exhibition at New York's Society of Independent Artists, Marcel Duchamp showed for the first time his sculpture Fountain. The curators of the show were so appalled by the French artist's placing of a common urinal in their sainted gallery space that, the night before the opening, they orchestrated its removal – and slung it in with...

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Don McCullin: A retrospective at the Tate Britain Related Press Don McCullin: A retrospective at the Tate Britain The Brooklyn Rail : 2 April 2019

Few photographers have taken as many iconic photographs as Don McCullin (b. 1935). Think of the Vietnam War, and Shellshocked US Marine, The Battle of Hue (1968) will very likely pop up. Think of the Northern Ireland Conflict, and Northern Ireland, Londonderry (1971) will probably do the same. As to the lesser-known conflicts, in the case of...

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Dorothea Tanning Related Press Dorothea Tanning The Brooklyn Rail : 2 April 2019

On the threshold of 'a dream of countless doors,' Dorothea Tanning looks out towards us bare-chested and forlorn, standing behind a strange winged-lemur and wearing a theatrical jacket from which a profusion of roots descends. She gazes out at a horizon that likely doesn't exist, given that she appears within a room that opens only to reveal an...

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Anne Imhof at Tate Modern, London Related Press Anne Imhof at Tate Modern, London Art Review : 1 April 2019

'This is how you make the meaning, you take two things and try to define the space between them,' writes Richard Siken in 'You Are Jeff' (2008), a poem linking motorcycle crashes with sex and death. I think of these lines during Anne Imhof's Sex (2019), a four-hour performance across Tate Modern's vast subterranean tanks, not only because of the...

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Daria Martin at Barbican Centre Related Press Daria Martin at Barbican Centre Art in America : 1 April 2019

For this exhibition, London-based artist and filmmaker Daria Martin took as a starting point the dream diaries kept by her Jewish grandmother Susi Stiassni, whose family fled Brno, Czechoslovakia, in 1938, when Stiassni was sixteen, in response to the looming threat of Nazi occupation.

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Anne Imhof: 'Sex, but not as you know it' Related Press Anne Imhof: 'Sex, but not as you know it' The Guardian : 27 March 2019

Astonishing and frustrating, and as compelling as it is very, very long, Anne Imhof's show Sex fills the Tanks space at London's Tate Modern. Imhof's 'durational' performances are a test. Sex lasts four hours. Wander out for a drink or the call of nature and you'll miss something. No one person can see it all in any case, as the action, and...

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Bosco Sodi: Heavens and the Earth at Blain | Southern, Hanover Sq (London) Related Press Bosco Sodi: Heavens and the Earth at Blain | Southern, Hanover Sq (London) Arte Fuse : 26 March 2019

Sodi (b.1970 Mexico City, MX) is predominantly known for his roughly-textured relief paintings. In this new series he brings together two contrasting colours in the same composition for the first time, in reference to universal notions of opposing forces.

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