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Salman Toor Goes Stratospheric at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction Ocula News Salman Toor Goes Stratospheric at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction Hong Kong, 20 April 2021

Prices for Hong Kong artist Matthew Wong also continued their ascent, exceeding the high estimate several times over.

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Shanghai Biennale Reveals Commissions and New Artists Ocula News Shanghai Biennale Reveals Commissions and New Artists Shanghai, 19 April 2021

A Yang Fudong video featuring K-pop superstar Jackson Wang was also released at the opening on Saturday.

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Goodman and Experimenter Gallerists Join Ocula Selection Committee Ocula News Goodman and Experimenter Gallerists Join Ocula Selection Committee London, 16 April 2021

The committee selects which galleries can join Ocula as members, ensuring only leading galleries appear on the site.

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Craig Easton Wins Sony World Photographer of the Year 2021 Ocula News Craig Easton Wins Sony World Photographer of the Year 2021 London, 15 April 2021

The award follows Graciela Iturbide's win for Outstanding Contribution to Photography last month.

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Gallery Weekend Beijing Introduces ‘Visiting Sector’ Ocula News  |  Sponsored Content | Gallery Weekend Beijing Gallery Weekend Beijing Introduces ‘Visiting Sector’ Beijing, 14 April 2021

International galleries Balice Hertling, Gladstone Gallery, and Pilar Corrias will all take part in the event for the first time.

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Biennale of Sydney Asks, What if Rivers Could Talk? Ocula News Biennale of Sydney Asks, What if Rivers Could Talk? Sydney, 13 April 2021

Fifty-nine participants have been named for the event, which takes inspiration from the legal personhood granted to rivers, parks, and mountains in recent years.

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Chaw Ei Thein and Moe Satt Condemn Violence in Myanmar Ocula News Chaw Ei Thein and Moe Satt Condemn Violence in Myanmar Yangon, 12 April 2021

More than 600 people have been killed by the military junta since they ousted Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government in February.

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London Galleries Prepare for 12 April Reopening Ocula News London Galleries Prepare for 12 April Reopening London, 9 April 2021

Many galleries struggled with their doors closed, and not just financially. But they also adapted new ways of showing and selling art.

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Art Basel Hong Kong Introduces ‘Satellite Booths’ Ocula News Art Basel Hong Kong Introduces ‘Satellite Booths’ Hong Kong, 8 April 2021

More than half of the galleries at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre won't have their own staff on the ground.

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Aichi Triennale 2022 Declares ‘STILL ALIVE’ Theme Ocula News Aichi Triennale 2022 Declares ‘STILL ALIVE’ Theme Nagoya, 8 April 2021

The triennale takes inspiration from conceptual artist On Kawara, who for decades sent telegrams reminding people he wasn't dead.

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Sotheby’s and Phillips Announce High Concept NFT Auctions Ocula News Sotheby’s and Phillips Announce High Concept NFT Auctions New York, 7 April 2021

Projects by digital artists Pak and Mad Dog Jones are up for grabs in the auction houses' inaugural NFT sales this month.

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Rashid Johnson Brings ‘The Crisis’ to Storm King Ocula News Rashid Johnson Brings ‘The Crisis’ to Storm King New York, 6 April 2021

Johnson conceived the warning-sign-yellow work before Covid-19 ravaged the globe.

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König Galerie Opens New Location in Seoul’s Gangnam District Ocula News König Galerie Opens New Location in Seoul’s Gangnam District Seoul, 1 April 2021

The gallery's first exhibition includes works by Katharina Grosse, Norbert Bisky, Friedrich Kunath, and Alicja Kwade.

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Armory to Launch Online Show ‘The Pandemic Is a Portal’ Ocula News Armory to Launch Online Show ‘The Pandemic Is a Portal’ New York, 30 March 2021

The exhibition builds on Arundhati Roy's essay arguing Covid-19 is a chance to break with the past.

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Basquiat and Beeple Lead 2021’s Priciest Works at Auction Ocula News Basquiat and Beeple Lead 2021’s Priciest Works at Auction Hong Kong, 29 March 2021

Auctions at Christie's this month brought in results that rival the highest prices paid for contemporary art at auction in 2020.

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The Istanbul Biennial Has Been Reimagined as a Compost Heap Ocula News The Istanbul Biennial Has Been Reimagined as a Compost Heap Istanbul, 26 March 2021

'There may be no great gathering, no orchestrated coming together in one time and place; instead it might be a dispersal, an invisible fermentation,' the curators said.

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Hauser & Wirth Snaps Up Global Representation of Gary Simmons Ocula News Hauser & Wirth Snaps Up Global Representation of Gary Simmons Los Angeles, 26 March 2021

Gary Simmons and Cindy Sherman both signed with the mega gallery after departing Metro Pictures.

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Ghana’s Noldor Residency Draws Artists to Former Pharmaceutical Factory Ocula News Ghana’s Noldor Residency Draws Artists to Former Pharmaceutical Factory Accra, 23 March 2021

Year-long junior and senior fellowships have been added to the residency program launched last year by 24-year-old Joseph Awuah-Darko.

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