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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Beverly Pepper, New Particles From The Sun at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
12 January–9 March 2019 Beverly Pepper New Particles From The Sun Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Sterling Ruby, DAMNATION at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
13 February–23 March 2019 Sterling Ruby DAMNATION Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s (Part 1) at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
14 February–23 March 2019 Group Exhibition Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s (Part 1) Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

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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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Boyd Webb Ocula Conversation Boyd Webb Artist, New Zealand and United Kingdom

Boyd Webb was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1947 and attended the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts (Ilam). He won a scholarship to study sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London in 1972 and continues to live and work in Brighton, England.Initially he worked as a sculptor, making life casts of people in fibreglass...

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Doryun Chong Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong Chief Curator, M+, Hong Kong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong’s super museum for visual culture. Prior to joining M+, Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and prior to that, he was a curator in the visual arts department at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center from 2003 to 2009. At MoMA,...

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Frieze Los Angeles: Lights, Camera, Art! Related Press Frieze Los Angeles: Lights, Camera, Art! New York Times : 13 February 2019

LOS ANGELES — The New York backlot of Paramount Studios, where fake brownstones and townhouses mimic city streets, has been invaded by aliens before. But it has never seen anything quite like the bright green serpent that winds all the way from a "SoHo subway station" up through several apartment windows.The snake isn't scary...

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Your Concise Guide to Los Angeles Frieze Week 2019 Related Press Your Concise Guide to Los Angeles Frieze Week 2019 Hyperallergic : 13 February 2019

Los Angeles is often considered an 'artists city,' a backhanded compliment inferring that it's a great place to make art but not to sell it. Over the past decade, the city's profile as a well-rounded art center has grown — with the founding of private museums like the Broad and the Marciano, as well as curatorial endeavors that bestow...

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Los Angeles Frieze fair: city bids to become the next art capital Related Press Los Angeles Frieze fair: city bids to become the next art capital Los Angeles : 13 February 2019

More than 70 galleries will participate in Frieze Los Angeles, which takes place on the Paramount Pictures Studios lot in Hollywood. A tent designed by the architect Kulapat Yantrasast will house the gallery booths, 10 of which will be subsidized spaces for emerging galleries. Among the exhibits, visitors can expect to find blue-chip galleries...

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Will Frieze Los Angeles succeed where others have failed? Related Press Will Frieze Los Angeles succeed where others have failed? The Art Newspaper : 13 February 2019

'Hollywood is a place where they pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul,' Marilyn Monroe once said. As Frieze launches its first Los Angeles edition, many dealers in the city are weighing up whether the fair group is puckering up or selling out.For its third location, adding to London and New York, the fair's trademark...

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The ones to watch at the first ever Frieze Los Angeles Related Press The ones to watch at the first ever Frieze Los Angeles Tatler : 13 February 2019

February in LA has long been a permanent fixture in the calendars of the world's elite, who use awards season as a welcome excuse to escape the dreary drizzle in Europe and the biting cold on the East Coast. But now there's a new reason to be in Tinseltown this month: the launch of the first ever Frieze Los Angeles.

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Frieze Los Angeles 2019 preview: will the art fair get its big Hollywood break? Related Press Frieze Los Angeles 2019 preview: will the art fair get its big Hollywood break? Wallpaper* : 13 February 2019

Frieze is hoping to make it in Hollywood with the art fair's inaugural Los Angeles edition, which launches at Paramount Pictures Studios from 14–17 February. But can it catch its big break in the city of broken dreams? Paris Photo Los Angeles was shelved after three years due to low sales (in the same venue as the forthcoming Frieze no less), while...

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Catherine Opie at Lehmann Maupin Related Press Catherine Opie at Lehmann Maupin Art in America : 1 February 2019

A paranoiac's map of doomsday Los Angeles was the opening salvo in Catherine Opie's exhibition The Modernist. Declaring a new, experimental direction for the artist, the five-by-eight-foot collage combined photographs of the city's iconic midcentury architecture with ominous newspaper clippings and frenetic, hand-drawn flames.

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Darren Bader “character limit” at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles Related Press Darren Bader “character limit” at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles Mousse Magazine : 1 January 2019

How much of Darren Bader's art do we need in the world? The world, after all, is already full of the kinds of objects that Bader brings into his exhibitions: art, words, images, personalities, ideas. Its very fullness is arguably the condition that Bader's work both critiques and thrives on. 'The world is full of objects, more or less interesting;...

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