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Yan Wu

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Christian Boltanski Sees Dead People in Exhibition at Manege, Saint Petersburg Ocula News Christian Boltanski Sees Dead People in Exhibition at Manege, Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg, 25 January 2022

The artist hand-picked works for the exhibition in the months before his own death in July last year.

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Michael Najjar on the James Webb Telescope and the Case for Space Exploration Ocula News Michael Najjar on the James Webb Telescope and the Case for Space Exploration Berlin, 24 January 2022

The infrared telescope has just reached its orbit behind the moon, 1.5 million kilometres from Denver, where Najjar photographed its mirrors in 2012.

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Art Basel in Hong Kong Announces 137 Galleries, Most in Satellite Booths, for 2022 Ocula News Art Basel in Hong Kong Announces 137 Galleries, Most in Satellite Booths, for 2022 Hong Kong, 20 January 2022

The fair aims to return in March, but backup dates in May were also announced.

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Paola Pivi to Exhibit 500 Shoes in Homage to Andy Warhol Ocula News Paola Pivi to Exhibit 500 Shoes in Homage to Andy Warhol Pittsburgh, 20 January 2022

The exhibition at Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum will also feature dozens of baby polar bear sculptures covered in fluorescent plumage.

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Experimental, Collaborative, and Interdisciplinary: 'Who’s Afraid of Public Space?' at ACCA Ocula Feature Experimental, Collaborative, and Interdisciplinary: 'Who’s Afraid of Public Space?' at ACCA By Tess Maunder, Melbourne

At the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Who's Afraid of Public Space? explores the viability of participatory public space today.

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Desert X AlUla Unveils Artists for Second Edition Ocula News Desert X AlUla Unveils Artists for Second Edition Riyadh, 19 January 2022

Alicja Kwade and Claudia Comte are among the 15 artists who will show in Saudi Arabia next month.

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Shilpa Gupta's Dialogue of Slowness Ocula Conversation Shilpa Gupta's Dialogue of Slowness By Maximiliane Leuschner, Berlin, London, Dallas

An exploration of erasure and oppression, Shilpa Gupta's art activates lived histories that amplify the conditions in which freedom is tested.

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Ana Mazzei Sets the Stage for Action Ocula Insight Ana Mazzei Sets the Stage for Action By Stephanie Bailey, Dubai

Ana Mazzei doesn't create works so much as she makes stages out of them.

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Huang Hai-Hsin’s Notes from a Closed Island Ocula Insight Huang Hai-Hsin’s Notes from a Closed Island By Lou Mo, Taipei

Huang Hai Hsin's observations of the world find their way into paintings and illustrations of people getting on with their lives.

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Charles Lim Yi Yong Maps Singapore's Reclaimed Lands Ocula Insight Charles Lim Yi Yong Maps Singapore's Reclaimed Lands By Arianna Mercado, Singapore

At STPI, Charles Lim Yi Yong exposes the invisible nuances and complexities of Singapore's relationship with its shores and territories.

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Who Are the Nominees for the Marcel Duchamp Prize 2022? Ocula News Who Are the Nominees for the Marcel Duchamp Prize 2022? Paris, 18 January 2022

Among the four shortlisted artists are a self-described alchemist and a 21st-century exponent of Op art.

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Bundanon’s New Art Museum and Bridge Are Built to Endure Climate Disasters Ocula News Bundanon’s New Art Museum and Bridge Are Built to Endure Climate Disasters Sydney, 17 January 2022

The 160-metre-long Bridge is designed to allow floodwaters to flow beneath it, while the Art Museum is concealed inside a hill to protect against heat and wildfires.

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Lee Kun-Yong, Painter of Bodyscapes, Joins Pace Gallery Ocula News Lee Kun-Yong, Painter of Bodyscapes, Joins Pace Gallery Hong Kong, 14 January 2022

A solo exhibition of works by the artist, a key member of South Korea's 1970s avant garde, opens at Pace Hong Kong today.

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Sakuliu Pavavaljung Dumped From Venice Biennale After Sexual Assault Allegations Ocula News Sakuliu Pavavaljung Dumped From Venice Biennale After Sexual Assault Allegations Taipei, 13 January 2022

The artist's participation in documenta fifteen has also been suspended pending further investigation.

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Saeborg and Tsuda Michiko Win Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2022–2024 Ocula News Saeborg and Tsuda Michiko Win Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2022–2024 Tokyo, 13 January 2022

The artists were chosen for their insights into the exploitation of animals and the impacts of ubiquitous cameras and screens.

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Stephanie Syjuco on Rendering the Nation Ocula Conversation Stephanie Syjuco on Rendering the Nation By Stephanie Bailey, Fort Worth

Stephanie Syjuco reflects on how her practice has evolved to focus on the lived implications of nationalism in America.

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Alicja Kwade’s Invitation to the Multiverse Ocula Insight Alicja Kwade’s Invitation to the Multiverse By Sujin Jung, Seoul

Alicja Kwade's first solo exhibition in Seoul at König and Pace Gallery explores human perceptions of time and space.

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Miao Ying's Field Guide to Ideology Ocula Conversation Miao Ying's Field Guide to Ideology By Yan Wu, Toronto

Miao Ying's first exhibition at the University of Toronto Art Museum renders a caricature of contemporary internet censorship technologies.

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