Diana d'Arenberg

Rodel Tapaya’s Random Numbers Ocula Insight Rodel Tapaya’s Random Numbers By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

Rodel Tapaya's latest paintings are an explosive collision between humanity, the natural world, and the human-made.

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The Lowdown: shows to see during Hong Kong Art Week Ocula Feature The Lowdown: shows to see during Hong Kong Art Week By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

With an ever-expanding list of exhibitions and happenings, here is a selection of things to see during Art Basel Hong Kong (29–31 March 2018).

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A Change of Scene: Art Stage Singapore 2018 Ocula Feature A Change of Scene: Art Stage Singapore 2018 By Diana d'Arenberg, Singapore

This year marked the eighth edition of Art Stage Singapore (26–28 January 2018), founded with the goal of bringing together galleries and art from Southeast Asia under the roof of the Marina Bay Sand

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City Report: Louvre Abu Dhabi Ocula Insight City Report: Louvre Abu Dhabi By Diana d'Arenberg

It has taken ten years, countless construction delays, a reported one billion dollars and conditions allegedly amounting to forced labour to build the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which finally opened its doors

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Curator Insight: Q&A with Piper Marshall, curator of 'Trip of the Tongue' at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong Ocula Insight Curator Insight: Q&A with Piper Marshall, curator of 'Trip of the Tongue' at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong By Diana d'Arenberg

Independent curator Piper Marshall's career has followed a quick upward trajectory since landing a job as a curator with the Swiss Institute in 2008. After six years with the institute she left to

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Expanded Vocabularies: PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2017 Ocula Feature Expanded Vocabularies: PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2017 By Diana d'Arenberg, Shanghai

Ten years ago, when I was but a new addition to [Hong Kong][0]'s small but burgeoning community of gallerinas, I was hard pressed to sell an editioned photo print to Chinese collectors. People worried

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Viva arte Venezia: Venice Biennale 2017 Ocula Feature Viva arte Venezia: Venice Biennale 2017 By Diana d'Arenberg, Venice

If hell is other people, as the delightful Parisian existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre once remarked, then the Venice Biennale during its three-day preview is a veritable inferno. So I headed to the Bien

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Points of Departure at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong Ocula Insight Points of Departure at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong By Diana d'Arenberg

Summer is the time for gallery group shows, a filling up of the white cube with dead stock. They're usually a pretty boring mind-numbing affair of recycled work from previous shows tied together with

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Tel Aviv: an insight into the art scene Ocula Insight Tel Aviv: an insight into the art scene By Diana d'Arenberg

A tiny country, slightly smaller than New Jersey, and not yet 70 years old, Israel’s contribution to the international contemporary art scene is mainly overshadowed by ongoing and seemingly never-ending conflict.

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2017: A post-mortem Ocula Feature Art Basel in Hong Kong 2017: A post-mortem By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

For one week each year, Hong Kong, the capital of capital, transforms from a tycoon's Monopoly board dotted with luxury malls and expensive real estate into Asia's art centre. During Art Basel's annua

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The lucky eight: Unmissable Hong Kong exhibitions Ocula Feature The lucky eight: Unmissable Hong Kong exhibitions By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

Hot on the heels of the Hong Kong International Arts Festival, Hong Kong this week welcomed the fifth edition of [Art Basel][0]. You've flown thousands of miles, endured over eight hours of screaming

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Mickalene Thomas at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong Ocula Insight Mickalene Thomas at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

The '70s are a part of my work not necessarily only because of nostalgia, but because of a recontextualising process. I'm reinventing those experiences that I have no memory of.

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Maria Taniguchi Ocula Conversation Maria Taniguchi By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

The way I paint, is on the floor; there's a layer of grey and then the brick matrix is drawn on with pencil. I go from one end to the other. Painting out like a printer, row by row.

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Marco Brambilla Ocula Conversation Marco Brambilla By Diana d'Arenberg, Berlin

In a lot of ways, my art deals with the concept of superficiality through technology.

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Danh Vō Ocula Conversation Danh Vō By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

I was raised Catholic and went to church every Sunday, and I hated it. But today I feel fortunate to have been raised with this crazy iconographic imagery.

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Adrian Notz Ocula Conversation Adrian Notz By Diana d'Arenberg, Zurich

It's the morning of 16 June, a rainy grey Bloomsday, the day that commemorates Irish writer James Joyce's epic modernist masterpiece, Ulysses. On a quiet cobbled backstreet in Zurich sits Cabaret

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Kyungah Ham Ocula Conversation Kyungah Ham By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

If politics, systems, and rules are based on some sort of ideology, I think that art is something that lies on the edge where it can transcend, translate, and express one's experience.

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Joel Morrison Ocula Insight Joel Morrison By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

Ask [visual artists] to do something truly subversive and they crawl into a corner and start thumb sucking.

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Artful Manifestations Ocula Feature Artful Manifestations By Diana d'Arenberg, Switzerland

Given Manifesta’s budget of a reported 5 million francs—with an alleged 8000 euros going to each of the artists to produce work—the biennial would have been better titled ‘What people do for no money’

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Berlin, Boners and Brecht Ocula Feature Berlin, Boners and Brecht By Diana d'Arenberg, Berlin

It was a typical Berlin week of contrasts, of darkness and beauty, the sacred and the profane.

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Wu Tsang Ocula Conversation Wu Tsang By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

The writing has been healing for me, working with the poetry. It makes me think a lot about how language can escape from its time period and from the constraints of society.

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Four exhibitions to see in Hong Kong this Spring Ocula Feature Four exhibitions to see in Hong Kong this Spring By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

Afterwork at Para Site 19 March to 29 May 2016 In a city where the problems and issues facing migrant workers—who make up approximately 4% of the population,

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Art Basil [sic] Ocula Feature Art Basil [sic] By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

A week of memorable highs and lows, and at times crashing expectations, kind of like the contemporary art market, really.

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Dr Uli Sigg Ocula Conversation Dr Uli Sigg By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

I'm very much a fan of the public institution. I think only the public institution can provide the long-term guarantee that it will continue to exist and it will be 'the' public memory.

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