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Brienne Walsh

Nigel Cooke Recalibrates Abstraction Ocula Insight Nigel Cooke Recalibrates Abstraction By Brienne Walsh, New York

Nigel Cooke has always tried to bring figuration and abstraction into the same conversation.

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Miya Ando: Traversing the Edge of a Forest Ocula Insight  |  IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GILLMAN BARRACKS Miya Ando: Traversing the Edge of a Forest By Brienne Walsh, Singapore

Born to a Japanese mother and an American father, [Miya Ando][0] is very much a creature of both the East and West. Known for creating large-scale installations, paintings and sculptures redolent of n

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Samuel Levi Jones at Galerie Lelong, New York Ocula Insight Samuel Levi Jones at Galerie Lelong, New York By Brienne Walsh

At first glance, [ Burning all illusion ][0], an exhibition of works by Chicago-based artist [Samuel Levi Jones][1], looks like it contains fairly straightforward canvases in the vein of colour field

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Luc Tuymans Ocula Conversation Luc Tuymans By Brienne Walsh, New York

The market remains the market. I’m not going to shit on it, because it’s what I live off. But I think it’s necessary for the market also to diversify itself a little bit.

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Top 5 booths at Frieze New York 2016 Ocula Feature Top 5 booths at Frieze New York 2016 By Brienne Walsh, New York

A trip to Frieze New York requires a full day’s devotion. Located on Randall’s Island, a mostly uninh

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Kapwani Kiwanga Ocula Conversation Kapwani Kiwanga By Brienne Walsh, Paris

I look at historical, social, political events or phenomena that come out of the [African] diaspora, or from Africa itself, and then from there it always becomes an entangled web of relationships.

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Nasreen Mohamedi at The Met Breuer Ocula Feature Nasreen Mohamedi at The Met Breuer By Brienne Walsh, New York

When The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced its intention to lease the Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue in New York from its former tenants, The Whitney Museum of American Art, one cou

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Top 5 Booths at the 2016 ADAA Art Show Ocula Feature Top 5 Booths at the 2016 ADAA Art Show By Brienne Walsh, New York

The Art Show, run by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), has always been a genteel affair, and this year was no different. Taking place from 2 March to 6 March and featuring 72 presen

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Top 5 Booths at The  Armory Show 2016 Ocula Feature Top 5 Booths at The Armory Show 2016 By Brienne Walsh, New York

Art fairs, like The Armory Show, get a bad rap for being poor places to actually see art, and there’s good reason for it. Understandably, galleries are focused on sales—TEFAF Art Mar

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New York Arts Week: Five Exhibitions Not to Miss Ocula Feature New York Arts Week: Five Exhibitions Not to Miss By Brienne Walsh, New York

There are few cities in the world like New York for viewing art. If you are in town for the Armory Show, or the ADAA’s Art Show, or the plethora of other art fairs on during New York Arts

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Julian Schnabel Ocula Conversation Julian Schnabel By Brienne Walsh, New York

Julian Schnabel is a legend more than he is a man, known for his voracious appetites, his larger-than-life personality, and his seemingly limitless capacity to explore a range of creative activ

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Jim Shaw Ocula Conversation Jim Shaw By Brienne Walsh, New York

Jim Shaw: The End Is Here (7 October 2015–10 January 2016), the first New York survey show of Los Angeles-based artist Jim Shaw’s work, reads like a cabinet of curiosities as

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Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Announces 2022 Artists Ocula News Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Announces 2022 Artists Adelaide, 16 September 2021

The exhibition aims to showcase outsiders and provocateurs in Australian contemporary art.

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Christo’s Arc de Triomphe Wrap Nears Completion Ocula News Christo’s Arc de Triomphe Wrap Nears Completion Paris, 15 September 2021

Made with silver and blue polypropylene, the project will be completed and revealed to the public on Saturday 18 September.

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The talks programme, initiated by Saint Petersburg's Manege Central Exhibition Hall, will introduce ideas to help us rethink our relationship with the world today.

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Dexter Dalwood Rethinks Painting Ocula Insight  |  Simon Lee Gallery | Sponsored Content Dexter Dalwood Rethinks Painting By Elaine YJ Zheng, Hong Kong

At Simon Lee Gallery in Hong Kong, Dexter Dalwood invites the viewer to consider what painting could be.

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de Appel's Monika Szewczyk is Curating the Conditions for Deep Study Ocula Conversation de Appel's Monika Szewczyk is Curating the Conditions for Deep Study By Mirela Baciak, Amsterdam

Monika Szewczyk, the director of de Appel in Amsterdam, discusses the importance of creating the conditions for deep study.

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The Armory Show 2021 in New York Ocula Photolog The Armory Show 2021 in New York

The Armory Show is an important New York art fair presenting leading international art galleries. Held in September at the Javits Center, view Ocula's highlights from the ground in this photolog.

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Christopher K. Ho Takes the Reigns at Asia Art Archive Ocula News Christopher K. Ho Takes the Reigns at Asia Art Archive Hong Kong, 13 September 2021

Ho is taking over from Claire Hsu, who built the world's largest collection of materials related to Asian contemporary art.

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Sotheby’s to Bring $600 Million Macklowe Collection to Auction Ocula News Sotheby’s to Bring $600 Million Macklowe Collection to Auction New York, 10 September 2021

The sale will include coveted works by Mark Rothko, Alberto Giacometti, Andy Warhol, and Cy Twombly.

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Miao Ying Became ‘a Human Filter’ to Study Chinese Censorship Ocula News Miao Ying Became ‘a Human Filter’ to Study Chinese Censorship London, 9 September 2021

One of China's sharpest observers of online expression explains how censorship has evolved in the decade since Google left the country.

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Gallery Weekend Berlin: Shows to See Ocula Feature Gallery Weekend Berlin: Shows to See By Elaine YJ Zheng, Berlin

Gallery Weekend Berlin launches its second event of the year with galleries presenting artists whose work is lesser known to the broader public.

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Huma Bhabha’s Monstrous Humanity Ocula Insight Huma Bhabha’s Monstrous Humanity By Stephanie Bailey, Rivoli

Huma Bhabha's first exhibition with Xavier Hufkens showcases new sculptures and works on paper expressing the artist's characteristic alien forms.

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Foundwork Announces Open Call for US $10,000 Artist Prize Ocula News  |  Foundwork | Sponsored Content Foundwork Announces Open Call for US $10,000 Artist Prize Los Angeles, 9 September 2021

Two artists, selected by a jury of arts professionals around the globe, will receive the independent art platform's annual prize this year.

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Mircea Suciu Captures the Psychological Undercurrents of Now Ocula Conversation  |  Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp | Sponsored Content Mircea Suciu Captures the Psychological Undercurrents of Now By Tessa Moldan, Antwerp

With his latest solo show now on view at Zeno X Gallery, Mircea Suciu discusses his approach to capturing the psychological undercurrents of now.

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At Ota Fine Arts in Singapore, Tsuyoshi Hisakado experiments with the concept of 'infinite' space.

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Cosmoscow Venue Commandeered in Russian Vaccine Drive Ocula News Cosmoscow Venue Commandeered in Russian Vaccine Drive Moscow, 6 September 2021

Russia's leading contemporary art fair was relocated and nudged back a week, creating challenges for international galleries.

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Protocinema, Mari Spirito’s Art Space Without a Space, Turns 10 Ocula News Protocinema, Mari Spirito’s Art Space Without a Space, Turns 10 Istanbul, 3 September 2021

Spirito sees similarities between the milestone and the pandemic. Both are a chance to reflect on how art is made and shown.

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