Robert Ayers

The Lowdown: shows to see during Frieze week Ocula Feature The Lowdown: shows to see during Frieze week By Robert Ayers, New York

With [Frieze New York][0] returning to Randall's Island Park from 4 to 6 May 2018, Ocula is on hand to offer a selection of exhibitions around the city, from Bushwick and the LES to Chelsea, Midtown a

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The Lowdown: shows to see during Armory Week Ocula Feature The Lowdown: shows to see during Armory Week By Robert Ayers, New York

The Armory Show is really just the weekend-long cherry on top of the splendid sundae that is the New York art scene and all it has to offer.

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Beyond the Zone: the 5th Material Art Fair Ocula Feature Beyond the Zone: the 5th Material Art Fair By Robert Ayers, Mexico City

Now in its fifteenth year, Zona Maco México Arte Contemporáneo (7–11 February 2018) is rightly regarded as one of the more important events on the international art fair circuit. Without a doubt, it

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Artist Insight: David Diao Ocula Insight Artist Insight: David Diao By Robert Ayers

In a career spanning more than half a century [David Diao][0] has conducted a many-faceted exploration of the assumptions and comprehension of contemporary painting, which has been underpinned by vast

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Artist Insight: Lin Tianmiao Ocula Insight Artist Insight: Lin Tianmiao By Robert Ayers

Although she has not had a major solo show here since the extraordinary Bound Unbound closed at Asia Society in 2013, Lin Tianmiao is currently receiving a good deal of attention in New York City.

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Glenn Ligon Ocula Conversation Glenn Ligon By Robert Ayers, St. Louis, Missouri

Ligon achieved a particular kind of renown when 'Black Like Me #2' (1992) was selected to hang in Barack and Michelle Obama's private quarters at the White House in 2009.

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Markus Lüpertz: a bull in the china shop of cultural history Ocula Feature Markus Lüpertz: a bull in the china shop of cultural history By Robert Ayers, Washington, D.C.

This is quite an event: twin exhibitions of paintings by [Markus Lüpertz][0], one of the giants of late 20th-century European art, taking place at The Phillips Collection and Hirshhorn Museum and Scul

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Christopher Le Brun: A painter of unusual seriousness Ocula Feature Christopher Le Brun: A painter of unusual seriousness By Robert Ayers

Christopher Le Brun is president of Britain's Royal Academy of Arts. He is also a painter of unusual seriousness. His latest exhibition Composer has been curated by Zurich-based art consultant Emili

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'A Third Gender' at Japan Society, New York Ocula Feature 'A Third Gender' at Japan Society, New York By Robert Ayers, New York

In a beautiful hand-tinted woodblock print less than 12 inches high, we see an 18th-century tea house, rendered in expertly drawn Edo-period perspective, where three elegant prostitutes and their two

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Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors Ocula Feature Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors By Robert Ayers

If there is a core principal underlying Santiago Muñoz’s wide-ranging works, it is a conviction that our habits of thought keep us at a distance from reality.

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The political present: The Armory Show 2017 Ocula Feature The political present: The Armory Show 2017 By Robert Ayers, New York

What does an international art fair look like in the age of Trump? If this year's [Armory Show][0] (2—5 March 2017) is anything to go by, the answer is that it looks very much the same as before. Any

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Armory Week 2017: The satellite fairs Ocula Feature Armory Week 2017: The satellite fairs By Robert Ayers, New York

To say that this year's Armory Week satellite fairs were all over the map would be true in both a geographical and metaphorical sense. From Volta (immediately next door to the Armory Show on Pier 90)

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Tales of Our Time at the Guggenheim Ocula Feature Tales of Our Time at the Guggenheim By Robert Ayers, New York

The exhibition comprises nine large-scale works from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan that have been newly-commissioned for the Guggenheim's permanent collection.

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Marilyn Minter Ocula Conversation Marilyn Minter By Robert Ayers, New York

The art world eats you up, and then it just spits you out.

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