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Tendai John Mutambu

Sophia Al-Maria: The Girl Who Fell to Earth Ocula Conversation Sophia Al-Maria: The Girl Who Fell to Earth By Tendai John Mutambu, London

With Beast Type Song at Tate Britain, Sophia Al-Maria talks literature, screenwriting, and poetry.

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Zac Langdon-Pole: Lines of Flight Ocula Conversation Zac Langdon-Pole: Lines of Flight By Tendai John Mutambu, Berlin

Zac Langdon-Pole discusses his project realised through the BMW Art Journey prize, which departed from the migratory flight lines of birds to explore imperialism's lasting presence.

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Ima-Abasi Okon: ‘I’m not interested in cohesiveness at all’ Ocula Conversation Ima-Abasi Okon: ‘I’m not interested in cohesiveness at all’ By Tendai John Mutambu, London

Ima-Abasi Okon's current solo exhibition at East London's Chisenhale Gallery is epically titled _Infinite Slippage: nonRepugnant Insolvencies T!-a!-r!-r!-y!-i!-n!-g! as Hand Claps of M's Hard'Loved'Fl

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture By Tendai John Mutambu, Toronto

Thomas J Price discusses his first solo show in Canada at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, Ordinary Men (22 June–2 September 2019), which challenges the absence of Black bodies within the traditions of classical sculpture.

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Renee So Ocula Conversation Renee So By Tendai John Mutambu, Leeds

[Renee So][0]'s first institutional solo exhibition in Europe, Bellarmines and Bootlegs (8 March–2 June 2019) at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, centres on a long-standing motif in her work: th

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Gray Wielebinski: Mayhem in Mayfair Ocula Insight Gray Wielebinski: Mayhem in Mayfair By Tendai John Mutambu, London

A Dog Pees on Things for More than One Reason (2018) is Gray Wielebinski's most recent installation, presented as part of the artist's MFA graduate show at the Slade earlier this year and recently a

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Sriwhana Spong Ocula Conversation Sriwhana Spong By Tendai John Mutambu, New Plymouth

[Sriwhana Spong][0]'s first solo museum exhibition in New Zealand at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, a hook but no fish (12 May–22 July 2018), explored a unique language—the Lingua Ignota (Lati

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