Robin Peckham

Lorenz Helbling: Bringing Continuity to Art Ocula Insight  |  IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GILLMAN BARRACKS Lorenz Helbling: Bringing Continuity to Art By Robin Peckham, Singapore

The list of credible galleries in China is short, and for many years there was only one entrant from [Shanghai][0]: ShanghART Gallery. Now, with the Shanghai scene growing at an impressive rate—it is

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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-co

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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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Sun Xun Ocula Conversation Sun Xun By Robin Peckham, Hong Kong

Sun Xun is a paradoxical figure: he works with ink but rejects the discourse of cultural purity that accompanies it. Dissects polit

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

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