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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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Writing the India Modern Related Video & Audio Writing the India Modern Asia Society : 14 September 2018

NEW YORK, September 14, 2018 — panel discussion between Zehra Jumabhoy, Yashodhara Dalmia and Gayatri Sinha.

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Dialogues in Asian Contemporary Art: Jitish Kallat, Boon Hui Tan & Leeza Ahmady Related Video & Audio Dialogues in Asian Contemporary Art: Jitish Kallat, Boon Hui Tan & Leeza Ahmady Asia Contemporary Art Week : 19 June 2018

As a prelude to Asia Contemporary Art Week 2018, ACAW presented a wide-ranging discussion with internationally noted, Mumbai-based artist, Jitish Kallat, on the occasion of his exhibition "Decimal Point" at Sperone Westwater, with Vice President of Global Arts & Programs and Asia Society Museum Director, Boon Hui Tan and Independent...

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FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Simon Fujiwara (ACAW 2017) Related Video & Audio FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Simon Fujiwara (ACAW 2017) Asia Contemporary Art Week : 21 December 2017

Emerging from his most ambitious installation project to date – Fujiwara's keynote lecture performance transported the audience through the process of reproducing a full-scale replica of the Anne Frank House presented as a building within a building across four floors of a gallery in Tel Aviv.

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FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Hajra Waheed Related Video & Audio FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Hajra Waheed Asia Contemporary Art Week : 19 December 2017

This 10-minute performance piece by Hajra Waheed in collaboration with Clea Minaker translates elements of the artist's material practice into light and shadow. Set to a dedicated audio recording, an intimate letter from her sister, the work speaks to legacies of colonial violence and acts as both cry and call as it traces back a perpetuating...

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FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Joyce Ho (ACAW 2017) Related Video & Audio FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Joyce Ho (ACAW 2017) Asia Contemporary Art Week : 14 December 2017

Ho's intimate performance at FIELD MEETING was choreographed on the basis of our everyday perceptions. It 'attaches to familiar experience in life: cycles, relationships, rituals, dialogues, spaces, and events.' The artist's main premise in the performance was to regulate 'time' as a clue and magnifier of the subtle rituals often overlooked in our...

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FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Discussion Session 1-1 (ACAW 2017) Related Video & Audio FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Discussion Session 1-1 (ACAW 2017) Asia Contemporary Art Week : 14 December 2017

Ian Altveer, Brain Kuan Wood, Hera Chan, Meitha Al Mazrooei, Suhanya Raffel, David Xu Borgonjon, and Leeza Ahmady.

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FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Leeza Ahmady Opening Thoughts (ACAW 2017) Day 1 Related Video & Audio FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Leeza Ahmady Opening Thoughts (ACAW 2017) Day 1 Asia Contemporary Art Week : 14 December 2017

FIELD MEETING curator and Asia Contemporary Art Week Director, Leeza Ahmady welcomed guests and shared a personal thought on the importance of this year's forum under the current political climate.

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FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Brian Kuan Wood (ACAW 2017) Related Video & Audio FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Brian Kuan Wood (ACAW 2017) Asia Contemporary Art Week : 14 December 2017

Writer and founding editor of e-flux journal Brian Kuan Wood delivered an hypnotic narration of his latest fictional story: "The Story of Peter Green Peter Chang" which among many other things addresses the role of creative industries in manufacturing historical accountability—namely the revival of collective wounds for...

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FIELD MEETING Take 4: Thinking Practice - T-Yong Chung (ACAW 2016) Related Video & Audio FIELD MEETING Take 4: Thinking Practice - T-Yong Chung (ACAW 2016) Asia Contemporary Art Week : 7 February 2017

The video documentation of a special performance for FIELD MEETING invites us to contemplate the artist's introspective process of 'creating' and 'erasing' himself in his works. Chung's philosophy begins with the 'microcosm'— an insistence to not lose sight of the often hidden but most essential nature of things at the core of larger issues...

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