Katie Fallen

Wang Xingwei at Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing Ocula Insight Wang Xingwei at Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing By Katie Fallen, Beijing

Recently Wang Xingwei opened his latest solo exhibition in Beijing. It is the artist’s first in the city since his 2013 retrospective at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA). Organised by Galerie Urs Meile but held at Platform China in Beijing’s 798 Art District, Honor and Disgrace (10 September – 23 October 2016)...

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Miya Ando at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York Ocula Insight Miya Ando at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York By Katie Fallen, New York

There is something quite surprising about Miya Ando, the latest artist to have a solo show with Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York. Half Japanese and half Russian, Ando is a descendant of Bizen sword makers and spent her childhood among Buddhist priests in a temple in Okayama, Japan. Yet today, she lives and works in New York, with her studio...

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Petah Coyne and Kathy Grove at Galerie Lelong, New York Ocula Insight Petah Coyne and Kathy Grove at Galerie Lelong, New York By Katie Fallen

In a recent group show at Galerie Lelong in New York, Narrative/Collaborative, an exhibition of photographic works generated through collaborative practices, Petah Coyne and Kathy Grove debuted their project The Real Guerrillas: The Early Years. Both American-born contemporary artists living and working in New York, Coyne and Grove witnessed...

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Qiu Xiaofei at Pace Gallery, New York Ocula Insight Qiu Xiaofei at Pace Gallery, New York By Katie Fallen

In its New York location at 510 West 25th Street, Pace is currently showing a series of new paintings by contemporary Chinese artist Qiu Xiaofei. The exhibition, entitled Double Pendulum and on until 23 April 2016, marks the artist’s first foray into the North American art world, as well as a shift in his practice. Qiu has been...

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Locust Jones at Art Central Hong Kong 2016 Ocula Insight Locust Jones at Art Central Hong Kong 2016 By Katie Fallen

The 2016 edition of Art Central HK will include the return of the PROJECTS section – a presentation of curated ambitious large-scale works and spatial interventions that challenge the confines of a traditional art fair booth. Participating this year will be New Zealand-born artist, Locust Jones, known for creating vast panoramic...

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Ting-Tong Chang at Art Central Hong Kong Ocula Insight Ting-Tong Chang at Art Central Hong Kong By Katie Fallen

At this year’s edition of Art Central Hong Kong, the fair has teamed up with G.H.Mumm to present MEDIA X MUMM, its first exhibition of avant-garde digital, new media and performance art. In line with the fair’s hope to bring together museum quality art and emerging talents, the section will showcase five quite different artworks....

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Neha Kirpal Ocula Conversation Neha Kirpal By Katie Fallen, New Delhi

On 28th January 2016, the 8th edition of India Art Fair will open to the public in New Delhi. Founded by Neha Kirpal,  the fair has grown into South Asia’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art, and a portal to the region’s cultural landscape. Not driven solely by the desires of the art market, India Art Fair...

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Haegue Yang Ocula Conversation Haegue Yang By Katie Fallen, Hong Kong

I'm not sharing what I know; I rather attempt to share what I don't know.

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Leung Chi Wo Ocula Conversation Leung Chi Wo By Katie Fallen, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong art world, despite its relatively fast development, is still so young in comparison to the powerhouse centres of New York and London. Nevertheless, with the ever present expectation that M+ will open in the West Kowloon Cultural District in the coming years; the very visible building works taking place at the old Central Police...

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Shirazeh Houshiary at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong Ocula Insight Shirazeh Houshiary at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong By Katie Fallen

At the opening of her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, Shirazeh Houshiary, the Turner Prize nominated artist, confidently told a small group of art journalists that while they might be eager to hear her explain the meaning of her work this was something she has always struggled with. Turning to the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein for support in...

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Lee Ufan Ocula Conversation Lee Ufan By Katie Fallen, Hong Kong

Nowadays, Korean-born artist Lee Ufan needs little introduction. The combination of the opening of his own Tadao Ando-designed museum at the Benesse Art Site, Japan in 2010; his 2011 retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; and his major show at the Château de Versailles in 2014, have all meant that in recent years Lee Ufan has...

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Leonardo Drew at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong Ocula Insight Leonardo Drew at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong By Katie Fallen

In 1988, Leonardo Drew arguably found his artistic voice with his seminal work Number 8. Using rope, animal hide, raccoon skull and a dead bird, Number 8 is a black mass of detritus, which hangs from the wall like a curtain of darkness. With this work in mind, and the thoughts of destruction and decay it engenders, I approached Drew’s...

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PIMO Contemporary Art Festival and M50 Creative Park: A Report Ocula Feature PIMO Contemporary Art Festival and M50 Creative Park: A Report By Katie Fallen, Shanghai

Recently Shanghai took centre stage in the contemporary Chinese art world. This was driven by the opening of the city’s much anticipated ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair. Since its inauguration three years ago, the fair has grown from strength to strength, tripling in size this year with 75 galleries from around the globe participating....

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Frog King Kwok Ocula Conversation Frog King Kwok By Katie Fallen, Hong Kong

Frog King Kwok (aka Frog King) is one of Hong Kong’s earliest conceptual artists, and has been a pioneering influence on the art world ecology within the city since the 1970s. Beginning his career studying traditional artistic practices, Frog King has since transformed his style, incorporating ink painting with performance and...

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Wang Guofeng at de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong Ocula Insight Wang Guofeng at de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong By Katie Fallen

Following the Chinese artist Wang Guofeng’s recent intervention in the gallery space at de Sarthe Beijing, the artist has just opened a new show at de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong. While for the Beijing show (entitled Probe ) the artist presented a large site-specific installation, for the Hong Kong exhibition (entitled Probe II ), he...

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Hiroji Kubota at Sundaram Tagore Gallery and Aperture Foundation, New York Ocula Insight Hiroji Kubota at Sundaram Tagore Gallery and Aperture Foundation, New York By Katie Fallen

You currently have on show more than 100 of your photographs at both Sundaram Tagore and the Aperture Foundation – perhaps you could pick out which image you feel is most symbolic of your practice? For me, there are a few works which standout. Of the dye-transfers on show at Sundaram Tagore, it is my triptych of the Guilin Mountains in...

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Kenneth Blom at Pékin Fine Arts, Hong Kong Ocula Insight Kenneth Blom at Pékin Fine Arts, Hong Kong By Katie Fallen

Having already shown extensively in Europe, the Danish artist, Kenneth Blom (b. 1967), has brought his paintings to Asia for the first time with a solo-exhibition at Pékin Fine Arts, Hong Kong.  With a clear signature style, Blom’s melancholic architectural, figurative and landscape paintings cast a cool blue light across the gallery...

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