Sophia McKinnon

Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #3: 23–29 September 2018 Ocula Insight  |  In collaboration with Asia Contemporary Art Week Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #3: 23–29 September 2018 By Sophia McKinnon

In this third week of ACAW, which offered the continuing opportunity to engage in 'thinking collections' through the lens of Asian arts practitioners in the city, the identity of collecting and collections found its own centrifugal force, with a fusion, proliferation and collision of ideas. Chen Dongfan and Cyoko Tamai 's open studios offered...

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Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #2: 14–23 September 2018 Ocula Insight  |  In collaboration with Asia Contemporary Art Week Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #2: 14–23 September 2018 By Sophia McKinnon

Closing out the first week and ushering in the second of Asia Contemporary Art Week 's season-long programme of Asia-focused activities throughout New York City were 'Writing the Indian Modern', and 'Collecting the Indian Modern' at Asia Society. The panels were hosted in conjunction with their new exhibition The Progressive Revolution: Modern...

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Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #1: 5–15 September 2018 Ocula Insight  |  In collaboration with Asia Contemporary Art Week Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #1: 5–15 September 2018 By Sophia McKinnon

The 13 th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) launched during the first week of September—along with the rest of the New York art world—offering rare insight into artist spaces and practices during one of the most frenetic months of the year. The 2018 iteration of ACAW contains a season-long programme of signature events...

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Transparent Fortresses: The Met Breuer and the Whitney Ocula Feature Transparent Fortresses: The Met Breuer and the Whitney By Sophia McKinnon, New York

Thomas Campbell and Adam Weinberg sat down with Thelma Golden to discuss the growing and shrinking effect on audiences, sharing terrain, and embracing technology.

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No More Triumphs: A Report on Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) 2015 Ocula Feature No More Triumphs: A Report on Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) 2015 By Sophia McKinnon, New York

‘I don’t have a concept of place anymore,’ was the response given by Ming Wong when asked about representing specific geographies during a panel as part of New York’s 10th Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), 2015. Presented by the Asia Contemporary Art Consortium (ACAC), it brings together 150 artists, curators, and writers...

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If We Build Them, Will You Come? Ocula Feature If We Build Them, Will You Come? By Sophia McKinnon, New York

In 2014, I spent twenty days traveling across central and southern China exploring a cross section of roughly twenty of China’s thousands of new museums. This anomolous ‘museum boom’ has spawned much speculation over the driving factors and futures of this new generation of institutions. It has also catalysed discussion on how...

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China Museum Tour: The Highlights Ocula Feature China Museum Tour: The Highlights By Sophia McKinnon, China

As of 2014, China has close to 5,000 museums. Ocula correspondent, Sophia McKinnon, spent twenty days traveling across central and southern China exploring a cross section of roughly twenty new institutions, and here now provides the highlights of that tour: being institutions that represent an important direction for museums in China —be...

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#Hellomuseum: Meeting 20 Museums In China, In 20 Days Ocula Feature #Hellomuseum: Meeting 20 Museums In China, In 20 Days By Sophia McKinnon, China

As of 2014, China has close to 5,000 museums. This is a staggering number by anyone’s account, especially considering the majority have been built or renovated in the past five years. It also presents a considerable challenge. Build them, but to what end? I spent twenty days traveling across central and southern China considering this...

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