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Renan Laru-an

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Heesoo Kim’s Nameless Portraits Reflect Universal Human Experiences Ocula Insight Heesoo Kim’s Nameless Portraits Reflect Universal Human Experiences By Gabrielle Leung, London

Heesoo Kim's latest portraits at Unit London explore the threads that connect human experiences, feelings, and emotions.

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CHART Art Fair to Show Works in Danish Amusement Park Ocula News CHART Art Fair to Show Works in Danish Amusement Park Copenhagen, 18 August 2022

The event will see works installed at Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens as part of its tenth anniversary programming.

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Art-o-rama 2022 to Gather 47 Galleries in Marseille Ocula News Art-o-rama 2022 to Gather 47 Galleries in Marseille Marseille, 17 August 2022

The late summer fair returns to la Friche la Belle de Mai, a former tobacco factory turned cultural centre, from 25 to 28 August.

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Roger Ballen to Drop ‘Roger the Rat’ NFTs on misa.art Ocula News Roger Ballen to Drop ‘Roger the Rat’ NFTs on misa.art Berlin, 17 August 2022

The NFTs are part of a series starring a rodent that Ballen describes as 'not a nice guy'.

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The Space Between: A Century of Korean Art at LACMA Ocula Feature The Space Between: A Century of Korean Art at LACMA By Nicholas Nauman, Los Angeles

An ambitious showcase at LACMA aims to illuminate the history and development of Korean art over almost a century.

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Tromarama: Rethinking the Locales of the Global System Ocula Conversation Tromarama: Rethinking the Locales of the Global System By Stephanie Bailey, Jakarta

Indonesia collective Tromarama introduce their algorithmic works, which track how technology is reshaping the world in real time.

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Between Hong Kong and London, ‘Machines of Desire’ Is Open for Interpretation Ocula Insight Between Hong Kong and London, ‘Machines of Desire’ Is Open for Interpretation By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

Summer shows can be uninspired affairs, but Simon Lee Gallery has resisted this tendency.

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Johnny Depp to Direct Movie About Painter Amedeo Modigliani Ocula News Johnny Depp to Direct Movie About Painter Amedeo Modigliani Los Angeles, 16 August 2022

The film focuses on an especially tumultuous period in the artist's life, just as Depp emerges from the social media frenzy surrounding the Amber Heard trial.

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FNB Art Joburg, Africa’s Oldest Art Fair, Partners with the Smithsonian Ocula News FNB Art Joburg, Africa’s Oldest Art Fair, Partners with the Smithsonian Johannesburg, 15 August 2022

The U.S. institution has arranged art experiences as part of its effort to address systemic racism and racial inequity around the globe.

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Nikita Gale to Riff on Guitars for BMW Frieze London Commission Ocula News Nikita Gale to Riff on Guitars for BMW Frieze London Commission London, 12 August 2022

Gale will partner with BMW designers to conceive of radical new guitar bodies for a playable installation.

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Singapore Sees Spike in Interest From Global Art Dealers Ocula News Singapore Sees Spike in Interest From Global Art Dealers Singapore, 12 August 2022

The return of Sotheby's, a major hire by power gallery LGDR, and incoming art fair ART SG suggest things are looking up for the city-state after some rocky years.

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Form and Being Collude in 'Transactions with Eternity' Ocula Insight Form and Being Collude in 'Transactions with Eternity' By Noushin Afzali, Berlin

At Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, identity is not a constant but the mediation point that brings together different ways of being.

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The 5th Aichi Triennale Is a Reminder to Keep Living Ocula Feature The 5th Aichi Triennale Is a Reminder to Keep Living By Sujin Jung, Aichi

The 2022 Aichi Triennale celebrates resilience in the face of precarity and invites viewers to imagine life beyond the logic of survival.

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Heba Y. Amin and Maja Figge on Colonial Erasures in Postwar German Film Ocula Conversation Heba Y. Amin and Maja Figge on Colonial Erasures in Postwar German Film Berlin

Heba Y. Amin and Maja Figge speak of the German colonial imagination and the power of images to absolve responsibility from committed violence.

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Małgorzata Mirga-Tas and Joanna Warsza on the Polish Pavilion in Venice Ocula Conversation Małgorzata Mirga-Tas and Joanna Warsza on the Polish Pavilion in Venice By Maria Lind, Venice

At the Venice Biennale's Polish Pavilion, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas combines Romani visual cultures and its forgotten histories.

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OpenSea Commissions $100,000 of Art NFTs Ocula News OpenSea Commissions $100,000 of Art NFTs Los Angeles, 10 August 2022

The world's largest art NFT platform funded works by artists including Petra Cortright, Sarah Zucker, and Vivian Fu in a partnership with Friends With Benefits DAO.

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Christie’s to Show Bacon and Ghenie Works Worth $445m in Seoul Ocula News Christie’s to Show Bacon and Ghenie Works Worth $445m in Seoul Seoul, 9 August 2022

The exhibition Flesh and Soul will feature key works by both giants of modern figurative art during Seoul Art Week.

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Thomas Demand to Build a House of Card at MOCA Toronto Ocula News Thomas Demand to Build a House of Card at MOCA Toronto Toronto, 8 August 2022

The German artist's photographs of hyperreal cardboard interiors are also on view at Shanghai's UCCA Edge this month.

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