Stephanie Bailey

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Huma Bhabha’s Monstrous Humanity Ocula Insight Huma Bhabha’s Monstrous Humanity By Stephanie Bailey, Rivoli

Huma Bhabha's first exhibition with Xavier Hufkens showcases new sculptures and works on paper expressing the artist's characteristic alien forms.

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Christopher Button's Paean to Hong Kong's Subway System Ocula Insight Christopher Button's Paean to Hong Kong's Subway System By Stephanie Bailey, Hong Kong

Here's a fun fact: the vibrant colours of Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway system was not just an aesthetic choice.

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Sherrie Levine’s Double Takes Ocula Insight Sherrie Levine’s Double Takes By Stephanie Bailey, Hong Kong

Sherrie Levine's latest exhibition at David Zwirner in Hong Kong continues the artist's examination of authorship and originality.

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Wu Tsang's Anthem Calls All Lovers Ocula Insight Wu Tsang's Anthem Calls All Lovers By Stephanie Bailey, New York, Berlin

Wu Tsang is bringing her Guggenheim homage to singer, composer, and transgender activist Beverly Glenn-Copeland to Berlin.

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Yuichi Hirako Invites You to Connect with Nature Ocula Insight Yuichi Hirako Invites You to Connect with Nature By Stephanie Bailey, Seoul

Yuichi Hirako's latest paintings invoke folklore and fairytales that venerate nature's deep relationship with time.

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ICA's War Inna Babylon is the Race Report the UK Needs Ocula Feature ICA's War Inna Babylon is the Race Report the UK Needs By Stephanie Bailey, London

At London's ICA, an unflinching exhibition focuses on anti-Black racism and community resistance in the U.K.

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aaajiao: 'This is my understanding of what a metagame is' Ocula Conversation aaajiao: 'This is my understanding of what a metagame is' By Stephanie Bailey, London

aaajiao introduces Deep Simulator, defined as a metagame that continues the artist's attendant critiques on the digital era.

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Hilma af Klint: Back to a Future Ocula Feature Hilma af Klint: Back to a Future By Stephanie Bailey, Sydney

At the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the exhibition Secret Paintings spotlights the legacy of abstract painter Hilma af Klint.

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Christine Sun Kim and Niels Van Tomme Activate New Possibilities Ocula Conversation Christine Sun Kim and Niels Van Tomme Activate New Possibilities By Stephanie Bailey, Brussels

Artist Christine Sun Kim and ARGOS director Niels Van Tomme reflect on their curatorial work that foregrounds concepts of accessibilityin art.

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Art Basel Hong Kong: Artist Highlights Ocula Insight Art Basel Hong Kong: Artist Highlights By Stephanie Bailey, Hong Kong

Ocula Magazine previews a selection of highlights showing with galleries at Art Basel Hong Kong, running between 19 and 23 May 2021.

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Rachel Rose on the Alchemy of Power Ocula Conversation Rachel Rose on the Alchemy of Power By Stephanie Bailey, New York

Rachel Rose reflects on the ideas and concerns around magic and capitalism that drive her work

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March Meeting Unfolds Okwui Enwezor’s ‘Postcolonial Constellations’ Ocula Feature March Meeting Unfolds Okwui Enwezor’s ‘Postcolonial Constellations’ By Stephanie Bailey, Sharjah

At the 2021 March Meeting, a series of roundtables traced the Sharjah Biennial's 30-year history, unfolding the past into the present.

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Amba Sayal-Bennett’s Functional Notations Ocula Insight Amba Sayal-Bennett’s Functional Notations By Stephanie Bailey, Dubai

Amba Sayal-Bennett's latest drawings showing online with Carbon 12 embody a 'grounded otherworldliness'.

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Mariana Castillo Deball's Archaeology of Time Ocula Insight Mariana Castillo Deball's Archaeology of Time By Stephanie Bailey, Siegen

Mariana Castillo Deball's first large-scale presentation in Germany at MGKSiegen tracks the artist's engagement with archaeological time.

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Lubna Chowdhary’s Dynamic Abstractions Ocula Insight Lubna Chowdhary’s Dynamic Abstractions By Stephanie Bailey, Mumbai

Lubna Chowdhary presents her latest exhibition with Mumbai-based gallery Jhaveri Contemporary.

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KADIST Brings Tradition to Life at Guangdong Times Museum Ocula Insight KADIST Brings Tradition to Life at Guangdong Times Museum By Stephanie Bailey, Guangzhou

Frequencies of Tradition at Guangdong Times Museum uncovers 'histories and futures that charge evolving trajectories'.

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Where the Andes Meets the Alps: Miriam Cahn and Claudia Martínez Garay in Nanjing Ocula Feature Where the Andes Meets the Alps: Miriam Cahn and Claudia Martínez Garay in Nanjing By Stephanie Bailey, Nanjing

Ten Thousand Things is a relational encounter between two artists, Miriam Cahn and Claudia Martínez Garay, at Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing, China.

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Isaac Julien’s Homage to Lina Bo Bardi Ocula Insight Isaac Julien’s Homage to Lina Bo Bardi By Stephanie Bailey, Rome

Isaac Julien's nine-screen homage to modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi is 'a rich saturation of audio-visual echoes and projections'.

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Galerie Chantal Crousel at 40: Looking Back, Looking Forward Ocula Conversation Galerie Chantal Crousel at 40: Looking Back, Looking Forward By Stephanie Bailey, Paris

Niklas Svennung and Chantal Crousel reflect on the gallery's history and future projects.

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Georgette Chen: An Inimitable Pioneer of the Nanyang Style Ocula Feature Georgette Chen: An Inimitable Pioneer of the Nanyang Style By Stephanie Bailey, Singapore

Georgette Chen 'called herself a product of two Chinese revolutions and two world wars'.

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Hong Kong Spotlight: Six Artists to Watch Ocula Insight Hong Kong Spotlight: Six Artists to Watch By Stephanie Bailey, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Spotlight is Art Basel's first physical presentation in 2020.

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Artissima XYZ: Artist Highlights Ocula Insight Artissima XYZ: Artist Highlights By Stephanie Bailey, Online

We introduce some of the artists showing with Artissima XYZ, an online platform being staged for the fair's 2020 edition.

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Mónica de Miranda’s Geography of Affections Ocula Conversation Mónica de Miranda’s Geography of Affections By Stephanie Bailey, Lisbon

Mónica de Miranda maps the Afro-European trajectories in her work.

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Lee Bul's Utopian Encounters with the Russian Avantgarde Ocula Feature Lee Bul's Utopian Encounters with the Russian Avantgarde By Stephanie Bailey, St. Petersburg

Lee Bul's first solo in Russia is a first-time encounter between the artist's works and those of the Russian avantgarde.

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