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Fawz Kabra

Julie Mehretu on the Right to Abstraction Ocula Conversation Julie Mehretu on the Right to Abstraction By Fawz Kabra, New York

Julie Mehretu discusses the evolution of her approach to abstraction, using marks and blurs to decentre ways of looking.

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Nate Lewis: Irredeemable Narratives, Irreconcilable Ideas Ocula Insight Nate Lewis: Irredeemable Narratives, Irreconcilable Ideas By Fawz Kabra, New York

Nate Lewis' first show at Fridman Gallery, New York, includes graphite and ink drawings, video, and a score of sound pieces.

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RoseLee Goldberg: Performance Then and Now Ocula Conversation RoseLee Goldberg: Performance Then and Now By Fawz Kabra

RoseLee Goldberg discusses the history of performance art and her ongoing support of artists in realising ambitious live performance work through the Performa Biennial, which is set to launch its eighth edition in New York on 1 November.

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Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia Ocula Feature Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia By Fawz Kabra, New York

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, [Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia][0] at [Blum & Poe in New York][1] (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with

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Nari Ward Ocula Conversation Nari Ward By Fawz Kabra, New York

[Nari Ward][0] has witnessed his neighbourhood transform. Harlem, once neglected and teeming with creative energy but rampant with drugs, crime, and wreckage, has become home to organic groceries, hig

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Focus Kazakhstan–Thinking Collections: Telling Tales Ocula Feature Focus Kazakhstan–Thinking Collections: Telling Tales By Fawz Kabra, New York

Kazakhstan has been inhabited since the Paleolithic period. Its etymology comes from kazakh, meaning 'wanderer', and stan, which in Persian means 'land'. And so the country—ninth largest in the w

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Paulo Sérgio Duarte on Antonio Dias Ocula Conversation Paulo Sérgio Duarte on Antonio Dias By Fawz Kabra, São Paulo

In 1963, at the age of 19, Antonio Dias emerged as one of the leading artists in Brazil with confrontational paintings like Ahh! (1963), in which red and black cartoon figures appear to fuse togethe

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Catherine Sullivan Ocula Conversation Catherine Sullivan By Fawz Kabra, New York

[Catherine Sullivan][0]'s artistic practice crosses genres and histories of art, theatre, movement, and performance, with poetry, literature, sound and popular culture, taking the actor as medium in t

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John Akomfrah Ocula Conversation John Akomfrah By Fawz Kabra, New York

I start from this profoundly libertarian space, which says that all things are possible with images. But the moment and the conjunctions when they can circulate are circumscribed. There is freedom but there are also constraints, and one needs to recognise when the two are absolutely aligned to make something possible.

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Laure Prouvost Ocula Conversation Laure Prouvost By Fawz Kabra, New York City

The great thing for me with fiction is that I'm less precious about what I say. It's not me. It's not my point of view.

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Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas Ocula Conversation Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas By Fawz Kabra, New York

Our work is not really operating in a fictional realm, but in a realm between actuality and virtuality—what is and what could be. We are always building upon sites of resistances that are already being activated.

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