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Casey Carsel

Haig Aivazian: All of the Lights at The Renaissance Society Ocula Insight Haig Aivazian: All of the Lights at The Renaissance Society By Casey Carsel, Chicago

Haig Aivazian's latest solo exhibition investigates light as a mechanism of power and control.

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Michael Joo Amplifies the Invisible at Kavi Gupta Ocula Insight Michael Joo Amplifies the Invisible at Kavi Gupta By Casey Carsel, Chicago

Michael Joo's latest solo exhibition at Kavi Gupta offers 'insight into a world order built from a range of lenses and senses.'

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Gary Simmons: History as Residue Ocula Conversation Gary Simmons: History as Residue By Casey Carsel, New York

Looking at the racial stereotypes of 20th-century cartoons, Gary Simmons' canvases are palimpsests in which history is written and rewritten, yet never fully disappears.

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Cindy Ji Hye Kim: Drawing the Unseen Ocula Conversation Cindy Ji Hye Kim: Drawing the Unseen By Casey Carsel, Brussels

Cindy Ji Hye Kim's latest grayscale drawings, which will go on show at rodolphe janssen from 12 May, lays bare the spectre of violence that exists in conscious and subconscious realms.

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Feature Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

The Armory Show returns with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across Ne.

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Claudia Peña Salinas Connects Aztec and Japanese Narratives in Tokyo Ocula Insight Claudia Peña Salinas Connects Aztec and Japanese Narratives in Tokyo By Casey Carsel, Tokyo

Claudia Peña Salinas began her ongoing project 'Tláloc' in 2013. It comprises video, photographs, and sculptures, and investigates the eponymous Aztec deity of rain and lightning as well as his consort, Chalchiuhtlicue—the goddess of horizontal waters and fertility. The latest iteration of 'Tláloc' is on view now in Atlpan , a solo...

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Mangu Putra at Gajah Gallery Ocula Insight Mangu Putra at Gajah Gallery By Casey Carsel

Earlier in your career, your paintings focused more specifically on your direct environment, Bali. Now your research considers the national history of Indonesia. What prompted this shift to exploring the broader historical and political landscape of your country? Nature is an endless source of inspiration for me, both in its beautiful, pristine...

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