On 11th March 2011, a catastrophic earthquake struck northeast Japan, triggering a tsunami and nuclear power-plant explosion at Fukushima. Known as ‘3/11’, this environmental, political and socio-economic disaster has been met with widespread artistic and social responses—not least from Japanese photographers and architects....
Shinkansen trains snake into Kyoto Station. Under the first shy blossoms of spring, pilgrims and tourists visit shrines, temples and palaces⎯some with selfie-sticks, others with coins to make a wish. In his 2007 film Transmission, Harun Farocki focuses on hand movements and gestures of visitors to sacred and memorial sites, including St....
With only a matter of days until the opening of Art Fair Tokyo 2015 – shortly followed, it’s forecast, by the first cherry blossoms – what better time to explore the city. Organised into themes and districts, this guide offers a broad scope of contemporary art gallery and event recommendations. Not to mention a few treats in...
I walk along Tokyo’s Ginza shopping street towards the basement art gallery of Shiseido’s store, where three series of recent works by renowned Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki are on display in Nobuyoshi Araki Ōjō Shashū: Photography for the Afterlife — EasternSky. It’s one of those autumn days when the...
At the height of McCarthyism, American writer Ray Bradbury published his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 which describes life in a near future where all books are burned on the orders of the state. Extrapolating from the situation of censorship that he felt pervaded 1950s America, Bradbury imagined a fleet of ‘firemen’ who ignite...
Since its foundation in 2000, Seoul’s contemporary art biennial, Mediacity, aims to represent the city’s identity as a hub of media and technology. With an exhibition on three floors of Seoul Museum of Art, and a programme of screenings in the Korean Film Museum, Mediacity surveys the current climate in art production, shifting its...
After months of rumours, Frieze said the event will go ahead in September next year.
The winners will receive US $75,000 to support the creation of works that engage local communities.
Steven Lee, Managing Director of Asia Art Center (Taipei), shares some of the highlights to come with the opening of the gallery's new headquarters.
The event will be run by the company behind contemporary art fair Expo Chicago.
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.
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