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Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

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Frieze Week Lowdown: London Shows to See Ocula Report Frieze Week Lowdown: London Shows to See 20 Sep 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

London's galleries and museums are gearing up for a lively October, with Frieze London and Frieze Masters running between 3 and 6 October 2019 at Regent's Park, along with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, taking place across the same dates at Somerset House; and the tenth anniversary of the Sunday Art Fair, showcasing new and emerging artists...

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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Mohamed Bourouissa, Pour une poignée de Dollars at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
14 September–26 October 2019 Mohamed Bourouissa Pour une poignée de Dollars Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Anya Gallaccio, Stroke at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
14 September–26 October 2019 Anya Gallaccio Stroke Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Philip Guston, Resilience: Philip Guston in 1971 at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
14 September 2019–5 January 2020 Philip Guston Resilience: Philip Guston in 1971 Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Charles Gaines, Palm Trees and Other Works at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
14 September 2019–5 January 2020 Charles Gaines Palm Trees and Other Works Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, At the Edge of Things: Baer, Corse, Martin at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
14 September–2 November 2019 Group Exhibition At the Edge of Things: Baer, Corse, Martin Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Karen Kilimnik, Karen Kilimnik at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
12 September–26 October 2019 Karen Kilimnik Karen Kilimnik Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Tammi Campbell, Boring Art at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles
7 September–26 October 2019 Tammi Campbell Boring Art Anat Ebgi
Contemporary art exhibition, Tala Madani, Shit Moms at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
7 September–19 October 2019 Tala Madani Shit Moms David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Inhwan Oh, Inhwan Oh at Baik Art, Los Angeles
21 September–2 November 2019 Inhwan Oh Inhwan Oh Baik Art, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Jovana Millay, Jovana Millay at AE2, Los Angeles
2 November–14 December 2019 Jovana Millay Jovana Millay AE2

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Tala Madani: 'I don't make a conscious decision to subvert the gaze' Ocula Conversation Tala Madani: 'I don't make a conscious decision to subvert the gaze'

Tehran-born, Los Angeles-based artist Tala Madani's paintings and animations fluctuate between comic strip, political satire, and abstraction in their depictions of human figures in their most primal states. Her paintings are characterised by thick and unfinished brushstrokes, which enable an immediacy as they lay bare absurd power systems in...

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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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Maryam Jafri Ocula Conversation Maryam Jafri

Maryam Jafri's series 'Product Recall: An Index of Innovation' (2014–2015) will be shown for the first time in its entirety in the United States at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, between 10 February and 23 June 2019. The exhibition's title, I Drank the Kool-Aid But I Didn't Inhale, references Bill Clinton's admission to (not fully)...

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The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka at LACMA Ocula Report The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka at LACMA 18 Jan 2019 : Perwana Nazif for Ocula

The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (9 December 2018–23 June 2019) is billed as the first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organised by a U.S. museum, with around 240 works—including decorative objects, textiles, photographs, and historical works from the museum's own collection of Sri Lankan...

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A Journey That Wasn’t at The Broad, Los Angeles Ocula Report A Journey That Wasn’t at The Broad, Los Angeles 29 Sep 2018 : Jareh Das for Ocula

A Journey That Wasn't showcases 55 artworks from the permanent collection of The Broad in Los Angeles, some of which are on view for the first time (30 June 2018–10 February 2019). Located in the museum's first-floor galleries and curated by Ed Schad and Sarah Loyer (both curators at The Broad), the show explores how artists have dealt with...

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Made in L.A. 2018 at the Hammer Museum Ocula Report Made in L.A. 2018 at the Hammer Museum 12 Jul 2018 : Perwana Nazif for Ocula

For its fourth iteration of Made in L.A.—the Hammer Museum's biennial exhibition exclusively showing works by Los Angeles-based artists—curator Anne Ellegood and assistant curator Erin Christovale assert that there is no theme. Hence, the title: Made in L.A. 2018. The exhibition, which runs from 3 June to 2 September 2018, includes a...

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Iranian Art at LACMA: In the Fields of Empty Days Ocula Report Iranian Art at LACMA: In the Fields of Empty Days 12 Jun 2018 : Perwana Nazif for Ocula

In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA, 6 May–9 September 2018), explores 'the continuous and inescapable presence of the past in Iranian society.' Curated by Linda Komaroff, curator of Islamic art and head of LACMA's Art of the Middle East department, the...

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proyectosLA Ocula Photolog proyectosLA 25 September 2017

'proyectosLA takes place in a 20,000 sq ft converted Downtown LA (DTLA) warehouse. The space is true to the city, raw and edgy while offering museum quality exhibition space.' –proyectosLA (16 September-28 October 2017).

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Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for Fall 2019 Related Press Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for Fall 2019 Hyperallergic : 10 September 2019

Below you'll find a fun mix of museum and gallery shows, performances, and film screenings taking place over the next few months in the greater Los Angeles area. We know how hard it is to keep track of all that's going on, so we've compiled some of the events that stood out to us and organized them according to theme and type. We're hoping there'll...

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Art Talk: The Provocative and Explicit Art of Sarah Lucas Related Press Art Talk: The Provocative and Explicit Art of Sarah Lucas KCRW : 30 July 2019

OK, my friends. The subject of today’s Art Talk is the provocative and explicit art of British artist Sarah Lucas, currently on display at Hammer Museum. The tongue-in- cheek title of the exhibition, Au Naturel, is a French phrase meaning 'in the nude.' And nudity–plenty of nudity–fills the many museum galleries in the form of sculptures,...

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Review: Sarah Lucas show at the Hammer Museum is naked but definitely not afraid Related Press Review: Sarah Lucas show at the Hammer Museum is naked but definitely not afraid Los Angeles Times : 17 July 2019

As a motivation for making art, sometimes enough is enough.That seems to be one motor driving Sarah Lucas, the cheeky British Conceptual artist whose always smart, often deliriously funny retrospective exhibition is at the UCLA Hammer Museum. More than 130 works in sculpture, photography, collage and video made over the last three decades are...

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Sarah Lucas | Murphy Beds and A Lot of Yolk Related Press Sarah Lucas | Murphy Beds and A Lot of Yolk Flaunt Magazine : 10 July 2019

As women, the world infiltrates us with an obscene amount of signs and signifiers, which, in turn, overwhelmingly inform how we relate to our bodies. Playing with the concepts of objectification and vulnerability of the female body, Sarah Lucas, in her new show at the Hammer Museum, Au Naturel, critiques, but also empowers. Whether through casts of...

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Eggs are being fried as art at the Hammer Museum. Let’s see what’s cooking Related Press Eggs are being fried as art at the Hammer Museum. Let’s see what’s cooking Los Angeles Times : 9 July 2019

The survey of the British artist’s work includes collage, photography, sculpture, video and installations, many of which humorously juxtapose everyday objects in a way that challenges assumptions about gender, sexuality, religion and power. One standout piece is Two Fried Eggs and a Kebab (1992), which features, well, two real fried eggs and a pita...

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With semi-nude models, Donna Huanca brings femme power into a male art world Related Press With semi-nude models, Donna Huanca brings femme power into a male art world Los Angeles Times : 28 June 2019

Donna Huanca says her deep and enduring artistic interest in the female body stems from a simple fact: She has one. She also says she's tired of seeing female bodies brutalized, tired of viewing them via the male gaze.'In art history, women have been depicted in such a vulnerable way. This is a new way of looking at the feminine form, and in that...

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Out of office: coffee and creative small talk with Eric Fischl Related Press Out of office: coffee and creative small talk with Eric Fischl Wallpaper* : 25 June 2019

Bodil Blain: How do you take your coffee?Eric Fischl: I love my coffee. I have a bean-to-cup machine and I use roseline.BB: How has the new US political landscape affected your work?EF: Over the last few years, since the election cycle that brought Trump into power, there has been an apotheosis of something that had been building for some time.

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Natural landscapes turned noxious in photography on view at Blum & Poe Related Press Natural landscapes turned noxious in photography on view at Blum & Poe Los Angeles Times : 22 June 2019

A toxic beauty emanates from — or maybe infects — six impressive new landscape photographs and three abstractions by Florian Maier-Aichen. It's the sixth solo show at Blum & Poe by the German-born, L.A.-based artist, and it represents a milieu in which he has worked for more than a dozen years.

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