Catherine Shaw

Artist Insight: Tsuyoshi Maekawa Ocula Insight Artist Insight: Tsuyoshi Maekawa By Catherine Shaw

Tsuyoshi Maekawa 's solo exhibition at Axel Vervoordt Gallery in Hong Kong (19 September–7 November 2017) brought together works the Japanese artist created in the late 1970s, a period that saw Maekawa shift dramatically from his earlier colour-based works to a minimalist practice that revolved around the use of oil painted hemp cloth and...

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Hiroshi Sugimoto Ocula Conversation Hiroshi Sugimoto By Catherine Shaw, Hong Kong

Having embarked on his exploration of conceptual photography in the mid-1970s with Dioramas, a series in which he photographed displays in natural history museums, Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto is today best known for his black and white photographs of silent monochromatic seascapes and movie theatres where, with the exposure set to the...

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Yoshitomo Nara Ocula Conversation Yoshitomo Nara By Catherine Shaw, Hong Kong

Basically my approach is that it doesn't matter if there is an audience out there. Even if I knew there would be no one out there to look at my work, I would still make the exact same thing.

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Elmgreen & Dragset Ocula Conversation Elmgreen & Dragset By Catherine Shaw, Seoul

Subversive humor is at the heart of Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset’s widely divergent contemporary works that often include the transformation of architectural spaces and sculpture. The Scandinavian duo met in the mid-nineties at a nightclub in Copenhagen, lived together for a decade, and still collaborate today from their respective...

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Makoto Aida Ocula Conversation Makoto Aida By Anna Dickie and Catherine Shaw, Hong Kong

One of the main barriers between Japan and the rest of the world is language. There is also a gap between what people think is domestic Japanese art and international art.

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Sophie Calle Ocula Conversation Sophie Calle By Catherine Shaw, Hong Kong

Born in Paris in 1953, the French conceptual artist Sophie Calle has spent much of her 30-year career portraying the rituals of modern life, particularly those relating to private moments, stripped bare by her narrative skill.  Calle’s projects vary widely from video documentaries to writing stories. Noteworthy works include...

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