The list of credible galleries in China is short, and for many years there was only one entrant from Shanghai : ShanghART Gallery. Now, with the Shanghai scene growing at an impressive rate—it is already arguably the hub of China's art world—this gallery remains very much its centre. For such an important platform, ShanghART 's model...
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. These relationships have been articulated in compelling ways in the work of critics and curators like Omar Kholeif, Orit Gat, and Karen...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Sun Xun is a paradoxical figure: he works with ink but rejects the discourse of cultural purity that accompanies it. Dissects political narratives but takes only vague positions of his own, and runs an animation studio while developing a diverse practice that confronts much more radical questions. Based in Beijing, where he runs Pi Animation, he...
KÖNIG Galerie also opened in the city recently, while Pace Gallery expanded, boosting speculation Frieze will launch a Seoul fair next year.
Jo Ractliffe, Oluremi C. Onabanjo, and Gabi Ngcobo joined Pace Gallery's curatorial director Oliver Shultz, to consider the lives and histories captured in David Goldblatt's images, as well as the influence of his work on subsequent generations of artists working in Johannesburg, South Africa, and beyond.
CryptoPunks and cryptocurrency were behind two of this week's most notable sales results — $13 million for a Banksy and $17 million for pixel portraits by Larva Labs.
Artist Christine Sun Kim and ARGOS director Niels Van Tomme reflect on their curatorial work that foregrounds concepts of accessibilityin art.
Jennifer Packer's first institutional solo exhibition in Europe bears witness to the present through painterly generosity.
Ocula Magazine previews a selection of highlights showing with galleries at Art Basel Hong Kong, running between 19 and 23 May 2021.
The exhibition includes works by Aníbal López and Paz Errázuriz that deal with rape, armed robbery, and assassination.
They said art institutions weren't properly equipped to work with collectives, and questioned Tate's support for Black artists.
The exhibition is a who's who of the city's artists, with some surprising international inclusions.
The inaugural exhibition in the new space, Transgression throughout the Volatile World, will take place from 22 May.
The owner of the work told Ocula Magazine about his early interest in Banksy and fascination with cryptocurrency.
Quarantine-free travel between the two cities is scheduled to start from 26 May, three days after Art Basel in Hong Kong.
Rodel Tapaya's latest paintings are an explosive collision between humanity, the natural world, and the human-made.
With Art Basel Hong Kong taking place between 19 and 23 May 2021, Ocula Magazine presents a selection of highlights taking place across the city.
At Maureen Paley in London, photographs by Peter Hujar capture New York City's nocturnal drag scene between 1970 and 1987.
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.
Featuring 13 artists, Esther Schipper's latest group exhibition is a braiding of fantasy and foreboding.
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