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Natalie King

Nell: 'I'm always thinking about how a painting might sound' Ocula Conversation Nell: 'I'm always thinking about how a painting might sound' By Natalie King, Sydney

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.

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TarraWarra International 2019: Tracing Tangible Shadows Ocula Feature TarraWarra International 2019: Tracing Tangible Shadows By Natalie King, Melbourne

Everyone I encounter along my journey asks: 'Where are you based?' 'On my feet,' I answer. 'Where are your feet based then?' 'Feet are never based,' I say. This haunting voiceover from Hiwa K 's video, Pre-Image (Blind as the Mother Tongue) (2017), follows the artist retracing a journey that he made when he was 25 years old, fleeing Iraq...

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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Feature 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life By Natalie King, Kochi

Curated by Anita Dube, the 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life (12 December 2018–29 March 2019) 'places access at its core', writes Natalie King.

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11th Taipei Biennial: ‘creativity and crises’ Ocula Feature 11th Taipei Biennial: ‘creativity and crises’ By Natalie King, Taipei

Stealthily installed in the basement of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum as part of Post Nature—A Museum as an Ecosystem, the 11th Taipei Biennial co-curated by Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda (17 November 2018–10 March 2019), are Pteridophilia 1, 2, and 3 (2016–2018), an erotically charged series of videos by Beijing-born and Hong Kong...

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Vincent Namatjira Ocula Conversation Vincent Namatjira By Natalie King, Melbourne

Vincent Namatjira relishes painting famous people who are humorously redeployed across vivid canvases and depicted in his community in remote Indulkana in South Australia. His powerful paintings are part portraiture and part caricature, in which politicians are placed side by side in wryly preposterous juxtapositions, such as Donald Trump and...

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NS Harsha and Tiffany Chung Ocula Conversation NS Harsha and Tiffany Chung By Natalie King, Melbourne

On the occasion of the 21 st Biennale of Sydney, SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement (16 March–11 June 2018), the Victorian College of the Arts and University of Melbourne partnered with the Biennale to facilitate the visit of artists Tiffany Chung, NS Harsha and curator David Elliott to Melbourne. The following discussion is an...

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Pipilotti Rist Ocula Conversation Pipilotti Rist By Natalie King, Sydney

I want to create spaces for video art that rethink the very nature of the medium itself. I want to discover new ways of configuring the world, both the world outside and the world within.

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Tracey Moffatt Ocula Conversation Tracey Moffatt By Natalie King, Sydney

Since graduating from Queensland College of Art in 1982 and following her first solo exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, in 1989, Tracey Moffatt has become one of Australia's most renowned contemporary artists. She first gained significant critical acclaim when her short experimental film Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy...

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Maria Alyokhina Ocula Conversation Maria Alyokhina By Natalie King, Moscow/Melbourne

Formed in 2011, Russian protest art collective Pussy Riot is known for organising unauthorised and provocative guerrilla punk rock performances in unconventional public places, which are transformed into music videos and posted on the internet. Most notorious of these was a February 2012 staging of the song 'Punk Prayer' at Moscow's Cathedral of...

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Entang Wiharso and Sally Smart Ocula Conversation Entang Wiharso and Sally Smart By Natalie King, Indonesia

On the 30 November 2015, an e-conversation commenced between Entang Wiharso in Yogyakarta; Sally Smart in Yogyakarta and her studio in Melbourne, and Natalie King corresponding from her office at the University of Melbourne. Their triangulated exchange foregrounded the major two-person exhibition Conversation: Endless Acts in Human History...

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