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Carmen Ansaldo

Ai Weiwei 'Evidence' At The Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin Ocula Feature Ai Weiwei 'Evidence' At The Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin By Carmen Ansaldo, Berlin

Ai Weiwei's current survey exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin marks the artist's largest solo project to date, consuming 18 rooms and 3,000 square metres of the institution's floor space. Only open to the public since April, Evidence has already experienced an overwhelming reception that has become the standard for...

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55Th Venice Biennale Part Ii: Il Palazzo Enciclopedico Ocula Feature 55Th Venice Biennale Part Ii: Il Palazzo Enciclopedico By Carmen Ansaldo, Venice

Over 300,000 attendees are predicted to brave this year’s torrid European summer to experience the Biennale’s International Exhibition Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), the ambitious vision of New York-based Italian curator Massimiliano Gioni. Il Palazzo Enciclopedico includes 150 artists from 37 countries and...

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55th Venice Biennale Part I: The Pavilions Ocula Feature 55th Venice Biennale Part I: The Pavilions By Carmen Ansaldo, Venice

The start of June (2013) marks the public opening of the world’s largest art fair, the Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, commonly known as the Venice Biennale. The Biennale’s 55th installment includes 88 national pavilions and 48 collateral exhibitions spread throughout the traditional venues of the Giardini and Arsenale, as...

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The 7Th Asia Pacific Triennial - A 20 Year Journey Ocula Feature The 7Th Asia Pacific Triennial - A 20 Year Journey By Carmen Ansaldo, Brisbane

“APT7 has no overarching theme, but it does have a number of focuses,” states the Gallery of Modern Art’s acting director, Suhanya Raffel. In lieu of an overriding curatorial theme, APT7 has maintained the course of its predecessors by forming its curatorial scope around conceptualising the geographical site of the Asia Pacific....

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