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Maria Nicolacopoulou

Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating Ocula Conversation Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating By Maria Nicolacopoulou, Sharjah

Zoe Butt is the artistic director of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, the first purpose-built space for contemporary art in Vietnam. Founded in March 2016, the Centre was designed by HTAP Architects in an old steel warehouse, with cargo shipping containers added to its structure. Initiated as a social enterprise...

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documenta 14: the view from Athens Ocula Feature documenta 14: the view from Athens By Maria Nicolacopoulou, Athens

documenta 14's mammoth effort to include 40 something venues and over 160 artists in its exhibition in Athens (8 April–16 July 2017) is a testimony of the institution's struggle to infiltrate a city with a weighted ancient and modern past, a turbulent present, and an uncertain future. There is a push-pull relationship between inside and outside in...

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Exercises of Freedom? A review of documenta 14’s Public Programs launch in Athens Ocula Feature Exercises of Freedom? A review of documenta 14’s Public Programs launch in Athens By Maria Nicolacopoulou, Athens

documenta 14’s Public Programs, launched in Athens between 14 and 24 September 2016, is a precursory introduction to the main exhibition scheduled to take place in Athens and Kassel next year, and is planned to continue on a more occasional basis until then. For ten days, an intensive marathon programme of lectures, performances and films...

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Marrakech Biennale 6: NOT NEW NOW Ocula Feature Marrakech Biennale 6: NOT NEW NOW By Maria Nicolacopoulou, Marrakech

Transculturalism is not a matter of free choice, it is a condition of global exchange that is materially and politically coercive, if also potentially liberating. It is necessary, therefore, to embed the debate in transnational public spheres—the product of contrary developments such as the emergence of postcolonial civil societies on...

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