Clement Siatous was born in 1947 on the Chagos Islands, a small isolated archipelago in the middle of the Indian Ocean. He spent most of his childhood on the island of Diego Garcia until he and his family were forcibly evicted. The entire population of the islands was expelled by the British Government to make way for a US naval base in 1973....
Hassan Sharif lives and works in Dubai. He has made a vital contribution to conceptual art and experimental practice in the Middle East through 40 years of performances, installations, drawing, painting, and assemblage. In his early artistic maturation, Sharif rejected calligraphic abstraction, which was becoming the predominant art discourse in...
In its ninth edition, Art Dubai came and went in a flash. Amid 92 galleries, talks, new discoveries of works and artists, there was an underlying sense that the fair was coming into its own. Art Dubai, along with the Sharjah Biennial have led and informed the art scene in the UAE for the last few years. Now, with the expansion of Alserkal...
Kate Fowle is chief curator at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and director-at-large at the Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York. Previously she was executive director of ICI (2009-13), the inaugural international curator at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (2007-08) and chair of the...
Here Ocula correspondent Anabelle de Gersigny gives you the lowdown of the more interesting events, talks and not-to-miss parties!
Bharti Kher was born in the United Kingdom in 1969. She studied painting, graduating in 1991 from Newcastle Polytechnic. At 23, she moved to New Delhi in India, where she now lives and works. Her work encompasses painting, sculpture and installation, often incorporating found materials, using them to transform objects and dissolve the distinction...
We often use our projects as a game we are playing with the viewer—they have a set of problems that they have to solve.
Jitish Kallat is one of India’s leading contemporary artists, the subject of multiple catalogues and solo exhibitions around the world. Kallat’s work has been exhibited widely at museums and institutions including Tate Modern (London), Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), Serpentine Gallery (London), Mori...
KÖNIG Galerie also opened in the city recently, while Pace Gallery expanded, boosting speculation Frieze will launch a Seoul fair next year.
Jo Ractliffe, Oluremi C. Onabanjo, and Gabi Ngcobo joined Pace Gallery's curatorial director Oliver Shultz, to consider the lives and histories captured in David Goldblatt's images, as well as the influence of his work on subsequent generations of artists working in Johannesburg, South Africa, and beyond.
CryptoPunks and cryptocurrency were behind two of this week's most notable sales results — $13 million for a Banksy and $17 million for pixel portraits by Larva Labs.
Artist Christine Sun Kim and ARGOS director Niels Van Tomme reflect on their curatorial work that foregrounds concepts of accessibilityin art.
Jennifer Packer's first institutional solo exhibition in Europe bears witness to the present through painterly generosity.
Ocula Magazine previews a selection of highlights showing with galleries at Art Basel Hong Kong, running between 19 and 23 May 2021.
The exhibition includes works by Aníbal López and Paz Errázuriz that deal with rape, armed robbery, and assassination.
They said art institutions weren't properly equipped to work with collectives, and questioned Tate's support for Black artists.
The exhibition is a who's who of the city's artists, with some surprising international inclusions.
The inaugural exhibition in the new space, Transgression throughout the Volatile World, will take place from 22 May.
The owner of the work told Ocula Magazine about his early interest in Banksy and fascination with cryptocurrency.
Quarantine-free travel between the two cities is scheduled to start from 26 May, three days after Art Basel in Hong Kong.
Rodel Tapaya's latest paintings are an explosive collision between humanity, the natural world, and the human-made.
With Art Basel Hong Kong taking place between 19 and 23 May 2021, Ocula Magazine presents a selection of highlights taking place across the city.
At Maureen Paley in London, photographs by Peter Hujar capture New York City's nocturnal drag scene between 1970 and 1987.
Sydney-based artist Nell has a capacious practice, working deftly across sculpture, painting, sound, assemblage, performance, and public art, producing work that is both accessible yet complex.
Featuring 13 artists, Esther Schipper's latest group exhibition is a braiding of fantasy and foreboding.
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