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Between Hong Kong and London, ‘Machines of Desire’ Is Open for Interpretation Ocula Insight Between Hong Kong and London, ‘Machines of Desire’ Is Open for Interpretation By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

Summer shows can be uninspired affairs, but Simon Lee Gallery has resisted this tendency.

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Roger Ballen to Drop ‘Roger the Rat’ NFTs on misa.art Ocula News Roger Ballen to Drop ‘Roger the Rat’ NFTs on misa.art Berlin, 17 August 2022

The NFTs are part of a series starring a rodent that Ballen describes as 'not a nice guy'.

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Johnny Depp to Direct Movie About Painter Amedeo Modigliani Ocula News Johnny Depp to Direct Movie About Painter Amedeo Modigliani Los Angeles, 16 August 2022

The film focuses on an especially tumultuous period in the artist's life, just as Depp emerges from the social media frenzy surrounding the Amber Heard trial.

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FNB Art Joburg, Africa’s Oldest Art Fair, Partners with the Smithsonian Ocula News FNB Art Joburg, Africa’s Oldest Art Fair, Partners with the Smithsonian Johannesburg, 15 August 2022

The U.S. institution has arranged art experiences as part of its effort to address systemic racism and racial inequity around the globe.

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Nikita Gale to Riff on Guitars for BMW Frieze London Commission Ocula News Nikita Gale to Riff on Guitars for BMW Frieze London Commission London, 12 August 2022

Gale will partner with BMW designers to conceive of radical new guitar bodies for a playable installation.

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Singapore Sees Spike in Interest From Global Art Dealers Ocula News Singapore Sees Spike in Interest From Global Art Dealers Singapore, 12 August 2022

The return of Sotheby's, a major hire by power gallery LGDR, and incoming art fair ART SG suggest things are looking up for the city-state after some rocky years.

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The 5th Aichi Triennale Is a Reminder to Keep Living Ocula Feature The 5th Aichi Triennale Is a Reminder to Keep Living By Sujin Jung, Aichi

The 2022 Aichi Triennale celebrates resilience in the face of precarity and invites viewers to imagine life beyond the logic of survival.

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Form and Being Collude in 'Transactions with Eternity' Ocula Insight Form and Being Collude in 'Transactions with Eternity' By Noushin Afzali, Berlin

At Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, identity is not a constant but the mediation point that brings together different ways of being.

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Heba Y. Amin and Maja Figge on Colonial Erasures in Postwar German Film Ocula Conversation Heba Y. Amin and Maja Figge on Colonial Erasures in Postwar German Film Berlin

Heba Y. Amin and Maja Figge speak of the German colonial imagination and the power of images to absolve responsibility from committed violence.

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Małgorzata Mirga-Tas and Joanna Warsza on the Polish Pavilion in Venice Ocula Conversation Małgorzata Mirga-Tas and Joanna Warsza on the Polish Pavilion in Venice By Maria Lind, Venice

At the Venice Biennale's Polish Pavilion, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas combines Romani visual cultures and its forgotten histories.

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OpenSea Commissions $100,000 of Art NFTs Ocula News OpenSea Commissions $100,000 of Art NFTs Los Angeles, 10 August 2022

The world's largest art NFT platform funded works by artists including Petra Cortright, Sarah Zucker, and Vivian Fu in a partnership with Friends With Benefits DAO.

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Christie’s to Show Bacon and Ghenie Works Worth $445m in Seoul Ocula News Christie’s to Show Bacon and Ghenie Works Worth $445m in Seoul Seoul, 9 August 2022

The exhibition Flesh and Soul will feature key works by both giants of modern figurative art during Seoul Art Week.

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Thomas Demand to Build a House of Card at MOCA Toronto Ocula News Thomas Demand to Build a House of Card at MOCA Toronto Toronto, 8 August 2022

The German artist's photographs of hyperreal cardboard interiors are also on view at Shanghai's UCCA Edge this month.

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Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Has Nothing to Do With Lady Godiva Ocula News Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Has Nothing to Do With Lady Godiva Coventry, 5 August 2022

That hasn't stopped countless articles comparing the album cover to a 19th-century painting by John Collier.

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Maya Lin Creates Fountain Sculpture for Obama Presidential Center Ocula News Maya Lin Creates Fountain Sculpture for Obama Presidential Center Chicago, 5 August 2022

The work will anchor a water garden dedicated to the former president's mother, Ann Dunham.

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Storm King Art Center Reveals $45 Million Development Plan Ocula News Storm King Art Center Reveals $45 Million Development Plan New York, 4 August 2022

The project will kick car parking to the woodland fringe, creating new space for work in the outdoor museum's North and South Meadows.

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Monika Sprüth Takes the 2022 Art Cologne Prize Ocula News Monika Sprüth Takes the 2022 Art Cologne Prize Cologne, 3 August 2022

The €10,000 prize is one of the few art world awards that goes to gallerists and collectors, not just artists and curators.

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Farah Al Qasimi: 'So many aspects of the world I photograph are deeply universal' Ocula Conversation Farah Al Qasimi: 'So many aspects of the world I photograph are deeply universal' By Stephanie Bailey, Abu Dhabi

Farah Al Qasimi's dream-toned compositions portray the cultural shifts prompted by rapid modernisation in the U.A.E. and beyond.

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Lou Lou Sainsbury: 'Earth is a Deadname' Ocula Insight Lou Lou Sainsbury: 'Earth is a Deadname' By Nguyễn Thuỳ Dương, London

At Gasworks, Lou Lou Sainsbury activates queer mythologies by illuminating alternative perspectives on being.

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FRONT 2022: Can Art Heal Cleveland? Ocula Feature FRONT 2022: Can Art Heal Cleveland? By Neil Price, Cleveland

In Cleveland, the second, pandemic-inflected edition of FRONT International asks: can art can help us heal?

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FotoFocus, America’s Largest Photo Biennial, Gets Strange Ocula News FotoFocus, America’s Largest Photo Biennial, Gets Strange Cincinnati, 2 August 2022

Highlights of the exhibition include house illuminations reminiscent of Rene Magritte's Empire of Light paintings.

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APENFT Foundation Announces 2022 Open Call Theme Ocula News APENFT Foundation Announces 2022 Open Call Theme Beijing, 1 August 2022

Digital artists are invited to create works on the 'Post-Human Age' for a share of $105,000 in prizes.

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Hauser & Wirth Partners With Hospital Rooms to Brighten British Wards Ocula News Hauser & Wirth Partners With Hospital Rooms to Brighten British Wards London, 29 July 2022

The three-year collaboration aims to raise £1 million to bring museum quality art to Britain's mental health services.

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LACMA Presents Back-to-Back Shows of Korean Art Ocula News LACMA Presents Back-to-Back Shows of Korean Art Los Angeles, 28 July 2022

The exhibitions Park Dae Sung and The Space Between provide valuable insight into Korean art in a year when much of the art world is stampeding towards Seoul.

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