Tess Maunder

Patrick Flores: 'Southeast Asia must be geopolitically unburdened' Ocula Conversation Patrick Flores: 'Southeast Asia must be geopolitically unburdened' By Tess Maunder, Singapore

Patrick Flores, artistic director of the 2019 Singapore Biennale, discusses the 'energies of province' that have calibrated his art historical outlook.

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Soda_Jerk Ocula Conversation Soda_Jerk By Tess Maunder, Brisbane

Soda_Jerk are a [New York][0]-based art duo made up of Australian siblings Dan and Dominique Angeloro. They are known for their mash-up video works, which sit between speculative fiction and document

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Biennale of Sydney: Equilibrium & Engagement Ocula Feature Biennale of Sydney: Equilibrium & Engagement By Tess Maunder, Sydney

[SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement][0] marks the twenty-first edition of the Biennale of Sydney (16 March–11 June 2018). Curated by [Mami Kataoka][1], it brings together over 70 artists and a

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Sydney Art Week 2017: a round up Ocula Feature Sydney Art Week 2017: a round up By Tess Maunder, Sydney

Sydney Art Week saw the city's art ecology coming together in celebration all things creative in one of Australia's largest art hubs. The week was headlined by the 2017 iteration of [Sydney Contempora

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The Lowdown: Sydney Art Week Ocula Feature The Lowdown: Sydney Art Week By Tess Maunder, Sydney

This week is the biggest time in the year for Sydney's art scene, with the third edition of Sydney Contemporary returning to Carriageworks with 90 local and international galleries from across the Pacific Rim

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New propositions on curatorial practice: the making of the 11th Shanghai Biennale Ocula Feature New propositions on curatorial practice: the making of the 11th Shanghai Biennale By Tess Maunder, Shanghai

The 11th Shanghai Biennale (SHB11): Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories was an exhibition staged at the Power Station of Art, Shanghai from 12 November 2016 to 12 March 2017

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Fumio Nanjo Ocula Conversation Fumio Nanjo By Tess Maunder, New Delhi

The Honolulu Biennial Foundation was formed in 2014 by Dr Kóan Jeff Baysa, Katherine Anne Leilani Tuider and Isabella Ellaheh Hughes. It was founded on the ambition to place Hawai'i and the Pacific on

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Natasha Ginwala Ocula Conversation Natasha Ginwala By Tess Maunder, New Delhi

I feel that many practices that I was already engaged with for some years continue to shape Contour Biennale 8. Then there are those that I've recently encountered and have been excited to develop a conversation with.

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Activating Multiple Perspectives: the 3rd Kochi-Muziris Biennale Ocula Feature Activating Multiple Perspectives: the 3rd Kochi-Muziris Biennale By Tess Maunder, Mumbai

Kochi, also known as Cochin, has a complex history due to its position as an important trading port for spices in India, with historical documentation suggesting trade between Arab, Asian and European

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Subodh Gupta Ocula Conversation Subodh Gupta By Tess Maunder, Mumbai

I don't know how I feel about a ‘signature’ material, because as an artist, I'm always looking and exploring different materials.

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Mikala Tai Ocula Conversation Mikala Tai By Tess Maunder, Sydney

Having grown up in both Australia and Asia the need for greater connections and understandings between Australia and the region has an acute urgency for me.

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Ellie Buttrose Ocula Conversation Ellie Buttrose By Tess Maunder, Brisbane

The works are about aspiration and the failure to breach the gap of who we are and who we hope to be, something most people can empathise with regardless of their background.

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Processing disagreement: 20 Years of Para Site and the 2016 International Conference Ocula Feature Processing disagreement: 20 Years of Para Site and the 2016 International Conference By Tess Maunder, Hong Kong

Disagreements can be at the heart of development. Yet, despite the oversaturation of critical platforms for debate in contemporary art, instigating a disagreement appears to be a sort of pedagog

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'The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed': A report on the 20th Biennale of Sydney. Ocula Feature 'The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed': A report on the 20th Biennale of Sydney. By Tess Maunder, Sydney

Stephanie Rosenthal, Artistic Director of the 20th Biennale of Sydney is interested in thinking about

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Dayanita Singh Ocula Conversation Dayanita Singh By Tess Maunder, Sydney

I have finally learned to listen to the tone of the images, rather than edit by content.

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Archie Moore Ocula Conversation Archie Moore By Tess Maunder, Sydney

Archie Moore’s practice draws attention to the cultural and social assumptions on which contemporary Australian society is built. For the 20th Biennale of Sydney, Moore compares multiple

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Institutional critique in the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial Ocula Feature Institutional critique in the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial By Tess Maunder, Brisbane

Since the late 1980s the major concern for curatorial practice has been the rise of biennale culture; the impact this exhibition format has had upon both the production and reception of contempo

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Desire Machine Collective Ocula Conversation Desire Machine Collective By Tess Maunder, Brisbane

Desire Machine Collective was established in India in 2004 by Mriganka Madhukaillya and Sonal Jain. They create films, video, photography, and sound and multimedia installations that consider s

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A report on Australian representation at the 56th Venice Biennale: 'All The World’s Futures' curated by Okwui Enwezor Ocula Feature A report on Australian representation at the 56th Venice Biennale: 'All The World’s Futures' curated by Okwui Enwezor By Tess Maunder, Venice

On the 120th anniversary of its inaugural exhibition in 1895, Nigerian-born curator, Okwui Enwezor, has this year directed the 56th iteration of the Venice Biennale. Titled  All The Worl

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Review: 13 Rooms, Kaldor Public Art Projects Ocula Feature Review: 13 Rooms, Kaldor Public Art Projects By Tess Maunder, in Sydney

13 Rooms marks the 27th program Australia's Kaldor Public Art Projects has produced. It's fitting for Kaldor and international curators Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biensenbach to collaborate, as each figure is identified by their longstanding attention to large-scale projects, working with international artists. 

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Apt7: Active Spectatorship In The 20 Year Archive Ocula Feature Apt7: Active Spectatorship In The 20 Year Archive By Tess Maunder, Brisbane

The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art marks the 20th anniversary of the flagship exhibition series committed to an investigation of Asian, Pacific and Australian contemporary practices.

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