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Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva

Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger By Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva, Surakarta

In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...

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Mathieu Borysevicz Ocula Conversation Mathieu Borysevicz By Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva, Shanghai

From July 2013 to June 2016, cultural consultancy MABSOCIETY and art gallery BANK were housed in the former Bank Union Building in Shanghai’s historic Bund area on Xianggang Lu Street. The conjunction of its founder’s vision, great architecture and good timing made of BANK an exhibition space that excelled in presenting stirring shows...

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Ocula Report: Art Stage Jakarta 2016 Ocula Feature Ocula Report: Art Stage Jakarta 2016 By Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva, Jakarta

For its first edition, which ran from 5th to 7th August 2016, Art Stage Jakarta bustled with exuberant visitors, and the overall atmosphere was one of heightened excitement and activity.  Works shown throughout the fair   represented a wide consideration of contemporary and modern art. There were representations...

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Taipei exhibition round-up: June 2016 Ocula Feature Taipei exhibition round-up: June 2016 By Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva

TKG+ Wang Yahui,  A Slant of Light 23 April to 5 June 2016 When TKG+ presented A Slant of Light (23 April to 5 June 2016), an exhibition of works by Wang Yahui, it was initially difficult to discern if the black and white surfaces, interrupted only by a spot of light, were paintings or photographs. These grey tonal...

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Thomas Houseago at Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong Ocula Insight Thomas Houseago at Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong By Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva

Thomas Houseago (b.1972), who was born in Leeds, England, but now lives and works in Los Angeles, is an artist of great energy known for his large scale sculpture. His work is often figurative, conveying both force and frailty through varied materials: carved wood, clay, bronze, steel rods, concrete, and hessian. This year he started showing...

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Ocula Report: Formosa 101, Taipei Ocula Feature Ocula Report: Formosa 101, Taipei By Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva, Taipei

Formosa 101 Art Fair’s inaugural show in Taipei this May had a low turnout of visitors and a number of mishaps, and yet it displayed some stunning presentations. The fair was organised around solo shows by invited galleries from Taiwan, China, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, with a Germanic side-serving due to a special event undertaken in...

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Global Resonance: A Report from Art Basel in Hong Kong 2016 Ocula Feature Global Resonance: A Report from Art Basel in Hong Kong 2016 By Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva, Hong Kong

Defending its brand standards across Basel, Miami, and Hong Kong and offering its various clients access to new markets, whilst leveraging both conservative and younger regional talents, is all part of the balancing act Art Basel performs. The youngest fair to date and in its fourth episode this year, Art Basel in Hong Kong (ABHK) gathered...

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The inaugural exhibition in the new space, Transgression throughout the Volatile World, will take place from 22 May.

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The owner of the work told Ocula Magazine about his early interest in Banksy and fascination with cryptocurrency.

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Quarantine-free travel between the two cities is scheduled to start from 26 May, three days after Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Insight Hong Kong Lowdown: Shows to See By Tessa Moldan, London

With Art Basel Hong Kong taking place between 19 and 23 May 2021, Ocula Magazine presents a selection of highlights taking place across the city.

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Peter Hujar: The Show Must Go On Ocula Feature Peter Hujar: The Show Must Go On By Laurie Barron, London

At Maureen Paley in London, photographs by Peter Hujar capture New York City's nocturnal drag scene between 1970 and 1987.

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Nell: 'I'm always thinking about how a painting might sound' Ocula Conversation Nell: 'I'm always thinking about how a painting might sound' By Natalie King, Sydney

Sydney-based artist Nell has a capacious practice, working deftly across sculpture, painting, sound, assemblage, performance, and public art, producing work that is both accessible yet complex. Her repertoire of symbology incorporates language, crosses, smiley faces, and orb shapes combined with a deep interest in music and lyrics, feminism and...

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Featuring 13 artists, Esther Schipper's latest group exhibition is a braiding of fantasy and foreboding.

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Editorial Highlights: Art Fair Philippines Ocula Insight Editorial Highlights: Art Fair Philippines By Tessa Moldan, Manila

Between 6 and 15 May 2021, Art Fair Philippines shifts entirely online with 43 international exhibitors.

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A project by Matthew Lutz-Kinoy treats the 19th-century house as a platform for political theatre.

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Broad helped found MOCA Los Angeles in 1979 and opened The Broad across the street in 2015.

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The best way the art world can help is by funding oxygen supplies and medical care, said people on the ground in India.

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The fund, and new Aboriginal Australian cultural advisors, were announced following outrage over a request for the blood of aboriginal peoples.

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Naeem Mohaiemen unpacks his most recent film, commissioned by the 2020 Yokohama Triennale and Bildmuseet.

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Koons sent letters to Larry Gagosian and David Zwirner on Friday announcing his departure from their galleries.

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The exhibition will determine the winner of New Zealand's preeminent prize for contemporary art.

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