Michael Irwin

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Tokyo Olympics Reveals Works by Makoto Tojiki and Xavier Veilhan Ocula News Tokyo Olympics Reveals Works by Makoto Tojiki and Xavier Veilhan Tokyo, 5 July 2021

The new commissions were installed in Nihonbashi as part of the first ever Olympic Agora cultural programme.

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Craig Easton Wins Sony World Photographer of the Year 2021 Ocula News Craig Easton Wins Sony World Photographer of the Year 2021 London, 15 April 2021

The award follows Graciela Iturbide's win for Outstanding Contribution to Photography last month.

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Leo Villareal’s 'Illuminated River' Adds Westminster and Lambeth Bridges Ocula News Leo Villareal’s 'Illuminated River' Adds Westminster and Lambeth Bridges London, 22 March 2021

Spread over a three kilometre stretch of the River Thames, the project has been described as the longest public artwork in the world.

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Author Silvia Boadella on 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp: A Life through Art' Ocula News Author Silvia Boadella on 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp: A Life through Art' London, 19 March 2021

Sophie Taeuber-Arp's great-niece was inspired to write the biography by a phrase she heard in her dreams.

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Noel Gallagher Collabs With Connor Brothers on Charity Print Ocula News Noel Gallagher Collabs With Connor Brothers on Charity Print London, 15 March 2021

The former Oasis frontman and the artist duo, best known for riffing on old romance novel jackets, are raising funds for the U.K.'s Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Nicole Durling Resigns from MONA, David Walsh’s Private Museum in Tasmania Ocula News Nicole Durling Resigns from MONA, David Walsh’s Private Museum in Tasmania Hobart, 12 March 2021

This week, Nicole Durling announced she would be stepping down as Director of Collections and Exhibitions of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart.

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The Curtain to Fall at Metro Pictures After 40 Years Ocula News The Curtain to Fall at Metro Pictures After 40 Years New York, 8 March 2021

New York gallery Metro Pictures which represents Cindy Sherman, Louise Lawler, Robert Longo and other major artists to close.

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Photographers Broomberg & Chanarin 'Euthanise' Art Partnership Ocula News Photographers Broomberg & Chanarin 'Euthanise' Art Partnership Barcelona, 22 February 2021

Goodman Gallery issued an obituary for the duo ahead of their first 'posthumous' retrospective.

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Roy DeCarava in New York: A Jazz Photographer in Subject and Technique Ocula Insight Roy DeCarava in New York: A Jazz Photographer in Subject and Technique By Michael Irwin, New York

Harlem-born photographer Roy DeCarava, a jazz artist both in subject and technique, is the focus of two concurrent exhibitions at David Zwirner's New York spaces, the gallery's first showing of DeCara

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Han Nefkens Foundation Announces $100,000 Moving Image Award for Asian Artists Ocula News Han Nefkens Foundation Announces $100,000 Moving Image Award for Asian Artists Barcelona, 24 September 2021

Launched in partnership with the Mori Art Museum, M+ Hong Kong, and the Singapore Art Museum, the prize will go towards the creation of a new screen-based artwork.

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National Gallery of Australia Commissions Its Most Expensive Work Ever Ocula News National Gallery of Australia Commissions Its Most Expensive Work Ever Canberra, 23 September 2021

Lindy Lee described her sculpture as 'a dance between something that is solid and something that is just drifting off into stardust.'

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Hope Springs at the 34th Bienal de São Paulo Ocula Feature Hope Springs at the 34th Bienal de São Paulo By Amanda Arantes, São Paulo

The 34th Bienal de São Paulo speculates on art's role in a challenging and uncertain present.

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Philip Guston’s Most Controversial Decade of Work Ocula Insight Philip Guston’s Most Controversial Decade of Work By Vivian Chui, New York

Hauser & Wirth rises to the challenge of presenting Philip Guston's last and most controversial decade of work.

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Sabih Ahmed: Expanding the Definitions of South Asia Ocula Conversation Sabih Ahmed: Expanding the Definitions of South Asia By Nadine Khalil, Dubai

At Ishara Art Foundation, curator Sabih Ahmed continues to position art in Asia 'through a prism of complex geographies'.

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Stanley Donwood’s Radiohead Canvases Head to Christie’s Ocula News Stanley Donwood’s Radiohead Canvases Head to Christie’s London, 22 September 2021

Paintings made for the album Kid A will be part of an online auction and in-person exhibition this October.

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Mit Jai Inn: The Artwork as Gift Ocula Insight Mit Jai Inn: The Artwork as Gift By Tessa Moldan, Birmingham

It is only in recent years that the artist's kaleidoscopic paintings have found an international following.

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Rick Lowe, an Artist Celebrated for His Social Practice, Joins Gagosian Ocula News Rick Lowe, an Artist Celebrated for His Social Practice, Joins Gagosian New York, 21 September 2021

The announcement follows news last week that the gallery now represents Donald Judd and the Judd Foundation.

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Alexandre da Cunha Brings Sunrise and Sunset to London Underground Ocula News Alexandre da Cunha Brings Sunrise and Sunset to London Underground London, 20 September 2021

Made using the same technology found in mechanical billboards, the installation was revealed at the opening of the Battersea Power Station Underground today.

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Toronto Joins Swelling Ranks of Cities With Gallery Weekends Ocula News Toronto Joins Swelling Ranks of Cities With Gallery Weekends Toronto, 17 September 2021

Similar events are taking place from Warsaw to Santiago this month in a global effort to reactivate the art world.

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Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Announces 2022 Artists Ocula News Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Announces 2022 Artists Adelaide, 16 September 2021

The exhibition aims to showcase outsiders and provocateurs in Australian contemporary art.

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Christo’s Arc de Triomphe Wrap Nears Completion Ocula News Christo’s Arc de Triomphe Wrap Nears Completion Paris, 15 September 2021

Made with silver and blue polypropylene, the project will be completed and revealed to the public on Saturday 18 September.

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Dexter Dalwood Rethinks Painting Ocula Insight  |  Simon Lee Gallery | Sponsored Content Dexter Dalwood Rethinks Painting By Elaine YJ Zheng, Hong Kong

At Simon Lee Gallery in Hong Kong, Dexter Dalwood invites the viewer to consider what painting could be.

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de Appel's Monika Szewczyk is Curating the Conditions for Deep Study Ocula Conversation de Appel's Monika Szewczyk is Curating the Conditions for Deep Study By Mirela Baciak, Amsterdam

Monika Szewczyk, the director of de Appel in Amsterdam, discusses the importance of creating the conditions for deep study.

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Online Programme NEW NOW Promises to Demystify the Present Ocula News  |  Manege Central Exhibition Hall | Sponsored Content Online Programme NEW NOW Promises to Demystify the Present Saint Petersburg, 14 September 2021

The talks programme, initiated by Saint Petersburg's Manege Central Exhibition Hall, will introduce ideas to help us rethink our relationship with the world today.

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The Armory Show 2021 in New York Ocula Photolog The Armory Show 2021 in New York

The Armory Show is an important New York art fair presenting leading international art galleries. Held in September at the Javits Center, view Ocula's highlights from the ground in this photolog.

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Christopher K. Ho Takes the Reigns at Asia Art Archive Ocula News Christopher K. Ho Takes the Reigns at Asia Art Archive Hong Kong, 13 September 2021

Ho is taking over from Claire Hsu, who built the world's largest collection of materials related to Asian contemporary art.

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Sotheby’s to Bring $600 Million Macklowe Collection to Auction Ocula News Sotheby’s to Bring $600 Million Macklowe Collection to Auction New York, 10 September 2021

The sale will include coveted works by Mark Rothko, Alberto Giacometti, Andy Warhol, and Cy Twombly.

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