Julie Mehretu discusses the evolution of her approach to abstraction, using marks and blurs to decentre ways of looking.
Nate Lewis' first show at Fridman Gallery, New York, includes graphite and ink drawings, video, and a score of sound pieces.
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.
Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to...
Nari Ward 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, high-end cafés, and high-income housing. It is a symptom of many gentrifying neighbourhoods in New York, whereby high-earning populations replace...
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 world—is literally translated to 'land of the wanderers'. From Genghis Khan's Mongolian Empire to the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, the...
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 together as they engage in hair-raising combat. As the military dictatorship took power in 1964, transformations in art and culture exposed Dias to the...
Catherine Sullivan '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 the process. A former actor herself, Sullivan attended the California Institute of the Arts and the Art Center College of Design where she studied under...
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.
Laure Prouvost 's most recent exhibition in New York at Lisson Gallery (9 March–14 April 2018) was a gesamtkunstwerk of sorts. The show spread through the entire 10 th Avenue gallery space and included two years of artistic production: installation, sculpture, painting, textile, sound and moving image. Uncle's Travel Agency Franchise, Deep...
KÖNIG Galerie also opened in the city recently, while Pace Gallery expanded, boosting speculation Frieze will launch a Seoul fair next year.
Jo Ractliffe, Oluremi C. Onabanjo, and Gabi Ngcobo joined Pace Gallery's curatorial director Oliver Shultz, to consider the lives and histories captured in David Goldblatt's images, as well as the influence of his work on subsequent generations of artists working in Johannesburg, South Africa, and beyond.
CryptoPunks and cryptocurrency were behind two of this week's most notable sales results — $13 million for a Banksy and $17 million for pixel portraits by Larva Labs.
Artist Christine Sun Kim and ARGOS director Niels Van Tomme reflect on their curatorial work that foregrounds concepts of accessibilityin art.
Jennifer Packer's first institutional solo exhibition in Europe bears witness to the present through painterly generosity.
Ocula Magazine previews a selection of highlights showing with galleries at Art Basel Hong Kong, running between 19 and 23 May 2021.
The exhibition includes works by Aníbal López and Paz Errázuriz that deal with rape, armed robbery, and assassination.
They said art institutions weren't properly equipped to work with collectives, and questioned Tate's support for Black artists.
The exhibition is a who's who of the city's artists, with some surprising international inclusions.
The inaugural exhibition in the new space, Transgression throughout the Volatile World, will take place from 22 May.
The owner of the work told Ocula Magazine about his early interest in Banksy and fascination with cryptocurrency.
Quarantine-free travel between the two cities is scheduled to start from 26 May, three days after Art Basel in Hong Kong.
Rodel Tapaya's latest paintings are an explosive collision between humanity, the natural world, and the human-made.
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.
At Maureen Paley in London, photographs by Peter Hujar capture New York City's nocturnal drag scene between 1970 and 1987.
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.
Featuring 13 artists, Esther Schipper's latest group exhibition is a braiding of fantasy and foreboding.
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