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Patrick Sun: Collecting with Pride Ocula Conversation Patrick Sun: Collecting with Pride By Stephanie Bailey

Patrick Sun reflects on his work with the LGBTQ-focused Sunpride Foundation, the role of philanthropy and activism in the arts, and what he has learned in the process of developing an institution that aims to broaden perspectives surrounding identity in Asia.

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Mel O’Callaghan and Dr. Daniel J. Fornari: In Search of Life Ocula Conversation Mel O’Callaghan and Dr. Daniel J. Fornari: In Search of Life By Peta Rake, Brisbane

Working across film, video, performance, painting, and installation, Sydney -born, Paris -based artist Mel O'Callaghan explores the human condition through processes of resistance and endurance. In her video installation Ensemble (2013), most recently shown across a 20-metre-wide space at the National Gallery of Victoria (17 November 2017–12...

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Gary Simmons: History as Residue Ocula Conversation Gary Simmons: History as Residue By Casey Carsel, New York

Looking at the racial stereotypes of 20th-century cartoons, Gary Simmons' canvases are palimpsests in which history is written and rewritten, yet never fully disappears.

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Melbourne’s Art Scene: Nine Online Programmes Ocula Report Melbourne’s Art Scene: Nine Online Programmes By Tessa Moldan, Melbourne

With Melbourne Art Fair's Viewing Rooms being launched with Ocula between 1 and 7 June 2020, this lowdown provides of further online programmes to connect with the city's scene.

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Gallery Weekend Beijing: Exhibition Lowdown Ocula Report Gallery Weekend Beijing: Exhibition Lowdown By Tessa Moldan, Beijing

Between 22 and 31 May, Gallery Weekend Beijing returns for its fourth edition across 798 Art District. This lowdown provides a selection of exhibitions to catch as spring turns to summer in the capital.

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Exhibitions to See in Hong Kong Ocula Report Exhibitions to See in Hong Kong By Tessa Moldan, Hong Kong

As Hong Kong gradually opens up after months of lockdown, this lowdown provides a selection of exhibitions taking place throughout the summer.

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Taipei Stays Open: Shows to See Ocula Report Taipei Stays Open: Shows to See By Tessa Moldan, Taipei

With Taipei Dangdai launching the online platform Taipei Connections (2–5 May 2020) to connect galleries with collectors prior to the fair's January 2021 edition, we take a look at exhibitions taking place across Taipei's art scene.

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Alvin Ong's Paintings Close the (Social) Distance Ocula Insight Alvin Ong's Paintings Close the (Social) Distance By Tessa Moldan, Sydney

These new works were generated from the artist's experience living between two cities, Singapore and London : an overarching narrative that has naturally intensified in recent months, resulting in some of his most recent works linking to current conditions. In Quarantine (2020), anonymous bodies blend and twist around one another against a...

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Melbourne Art Fair Viewing Rooms: Seven Artwork Highlights Ocula Insight
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Melbourne Art Fair Viewing Rooms: Seven Artwork Highlights Melbourne

Ocula Magazine 's editors present their picks from Melbourne Art Fair's Viewing Rooms, running between 1 and 7 June 2020.

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Lee Mingwei: Intimacy Online and Off Ocula Insight Lee Mingwei: Intimacy Online and Off By Sherry Paik, Berlin

Now on view at the Gropius Bau in Berlin, Lee Mingwei's first European mid-career survey is accompanied by digital activations connecting distant places and people, creating a space for intimacy.

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Bharti Kher's Atlas Series, Surveyed Ocula Insight Bharti Kher's Atlas Series, Surveyed By Stephanie Bailey, Online

In Bharti Kher's 'Atlas' series, now showing online with Perrotin, colonial maps become sites of counter-narrative, appropriated to restore 'human positions' in representations that erased them.

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Shanghai Biennale Proposes ‘Wet-togetherness’ for Post-COVID Show Ocula News Shanghai Biennale Proposes ‘Wet-togetherness’ for Post-COVID Show Shanghai, 5 June 2020

More time will be spent collaborating with existing online and offline communities than exhibiting works at the Power Station of Art.

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Young Buyers Boost Phillips’ First Ever Cross-Category Auction Online Ocula News Young Buyers Boost Phillips’ First Ever Cross-Category Auction Online Hong Kong, 3 June 2020

KAWS, Banksy and Josh Sperling were among artists whose work exceeded estimates at the Asia-led sale.

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Artists Jammie Holmes, Nick Cave, and Shepard Fairey Respond to George Floyd’s Death Ocula News Artists Jammie Holmes, Nick Cave, and Shepard Fairey Respond to George Floyd’s Death New York, 2 June 2020

Holmes shared Floyd's last words on flying banners that appeared over five US cities.

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David Shrigley, Wolfgang Tillmans and More Offer Affordable Art to Combat COVID-19 Ocula News David Shrigley, Wolfgang Tillmans and More Offer Affordable Art to Combat COVID-19 Hong Kong, 29 May 2020

Sales of works on paper and illustrated face masks will support charities and struggling art institutions.

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