Robin Peckham

Lorenz Helbling: Bringing Continuity to Art Ocula Conversation Lorenz Helbling: Bringing Continuity to Art By Robin Peckham, Singapore

With the Shanghai scene growing at an impressive rate, ShanghART Gallery remains at the very centre hub of China's art world.

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Peter Eleey and Klaus Biesenbach Ocula Conversation Peter Eleey and Klaus Biesenbach By Robin Peckham, Hong Kong

One of the pressing threads of curatorial thinking over the last decade has attempted to draw together the ideological stakes of technology with the political realities of globalisation and post-colonialism.

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Finding The Desert In The Desert: The Los Angeles Project At Ucca, Beijing Ocula Feature Finding The Desert In The Desert: The Los Angeles Project At Ucca, Beijing By Robin Peckham, Beijing

Ask a Beijing artist where they would like to spend time abroad living, working, seeing exhibitions, meeting artists and curators, and the answer is invariably New York. Aside from the obvious attractions, New York appears culturally exotic; there seems to be a consensus that Beijing, as an art center and urban environment, operates somehow...

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Ryan McNamara Ocula Conversation Ryan McNamara By Robin Peckham, Hong Kong

A gallery audience has a very different flow than this kind of thing, which was hundreds of people in a room together who might have been a little bit drunk. That’s a very different energy to work with.

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20 Performance Instructions For Ryan Mcnamara’S, 'Score' Ocula Feature 20 Performance Instructions For Ryan Mcnamara’S, 'Score' By Robin Peckham, Hong Kong and New York

Ryan McNamara’s work, Meem, won the Malcolm McLaren award at last year’s Performa in New York. For his first performance in Asia, commissioned by Yana and Stephen Peel as part of the Chai Wan Nites warehouse party during Art Basel in Hong Kong on 16 May, he shocked and awed with 20 dancers who invaded the space on a dump truck, threw...

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Art Basel Week Ocula Feature Art Basel Week By Robin Peckham, Hong Kong

It is a funny thing to return as a visitor to a city one once called home: not so long ago I was a de facto host for the descending hordes during ArtHK and later Art Basel Hong Kong, but this year, for the first time, I am seeing it all through the eyes of an art tourist. As a city and as an art event, Hong Kong has always been a tightly wound...

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Frieze returns to London from 12–16 October. Take an early look at some wonderful works appearing in the booths of Blindspot Gallery, Experimenter, Kavi Gupta, Lisson Gallery, OMR, Silverlens, and Victoria Miro.

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A dynamism infuses Kamala Ibrahim Ishag's latest survey, which maps a vibrant pathway into global modernism.

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The fair will also debut a new exhibition format featuring works by Nan Goldin and Laurie Kang.

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Ocula Magazine shares its must-see exhibitions across London's galleries, museums, and non-profit spaces this autumn.

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Anicka Yi, Pierre Huyghe, and Jenna Sutela are among the artists interrogating our relationships with non-humans at the university's List Visual Arts Center.

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Mahmoud Khaled Queers the House Museum Ocula Conversation Mahmoud Khaled Queers the House Museum By Omar Kholeif, London

Mahmoud Khaled conceives an interior space that is reflective of marginalised histories with a fictional house museum.

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Willem de Kooning’s ‘Collage’ Heads to Sotheby’s Ocula News Willem de Kooning’s ‘Collage’ Heads to Sotheby’s New York, 30 September 2022

Constructed using paper cutouts and thumbtacks, the painting is part of a $100 million trove of works that belonged to David Solinger, former president of the Whitney Museum.

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Contemporary Istanbul Artist Highlights Ocula Insight Contemporary Istanbul Artist Highlights By Stephanie Bailey, Istanbul

Ocula Magazine selects this year's artist highlights from the 17th Contemporary Istanbul.

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Galleries ramped up new signings in September, with artists joining Almine Rech, Jane Lombard, Perrotin, Victoria Miro, and more.

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Lawrence Weiner’s Cross-Generational Tribute in L.A. Distills to a ‘Portrait’ Ocula Insight Lawrence Weiner’s Cross-Generational Tribute in L.A. Distills to a ‘Portrait’ By Nicholas Nauman, Los Angeles

The late artist's tribute exhibition includes works by his contemporaries and the generations he influenced.

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There was a time when the Istanbul Biennial felt like the centre of an emergent post-Venice Biennale world.

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Others in the art world are continuing to invest in NFTs, with Pace Verso announcing five new artists for their third season.

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Dusadee Huntrakul Doubles Down on Looking Ocula Conversation Dusadee Huntrakul Doubles Down on Looking By John Tung, Bangkok

At BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY, Dusadee Huntrakul gives value to everyday encounters within the living world.

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All 500 of Fischer's living juxtapositions are on show at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles. 'Each juxtaposition is made like any other artwork—sometimes you know why, and sometimes you don't,' he said.

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Gwangju Biennale 2023 Gets ‘Soft and Weak Like Water’ Ocula News Gwangju Biennale 2023 Gets ‘Soft and Weak Like Water’ Seoul, 23 September 2022

Participating artists have been announced for an exhibition that dives into metaphors for solidarity and transformation.

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ShanghART Singapore Revisits Radical First Show for 10th Anniversary Ocula News ShanghART Singapore Revisits Radical First Show for 10th Anniversary Singapore, 21 September 2022

In 2012, painter Zhang Enli shocked ShanghART founder Lorenz Helbling by limiting the new gallery space to just a few square metres near the entrance.

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