Zara Sigglekow

Chiharu Shiota Ocula Conversation Chiharu Shiota By Zara Sigglekow, Melbourne

I started using string to make three-dimensional lines. For me, it’s making a drawing in the air. I can make lines in space like I would in drawings on paper.

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Ocula Report: TarraWarra Biennial 2016 Ocula Feature Ocula Report: TarraWarra Biennial 2016 By Zara Sigglekow, TarraWarra

A noticeable trend has emerged on the biennale circuit of curatorial collaborations between publications and exhibition makers. Take for example Okwui Enwezor’s 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, which included a newsletter project by e-flux titled ‘Supercommunity’, and the appointment of the collective behind  DIS Magazine...

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Melbourne Art Week lowdown Ocula Feature Melbourne Art Week lowdown By Zara Sigglekow, Melbourne

With the official Melbourne Art Fair currently on hiatus, Melbourne Art Week has taken on a ruptured form, with the previously main events absence creating fertile ground for new fairs to germinate. Spring 1883 has taken the stage as the ‘main fair’ by default, the NotFair continues, and two new fairs formed by banded camps of...

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Helen Hughes and Victoria Lynn Ocula Conversation Helen Hughes and Victoria Lynn By Zara Sigglekow, Melbourne

The TarraWarra Biennial was established in 2006 to pinpoint new trends in Australian contemporary art, and develop original modes of exhibition making. It is presented in the TarraWarra Museum of Art, a private art museum situated in the verdant outskirts of Melbourne. The upcoming iteration of the Biennial is a curatorial collaboration...

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The Poetic Politics Of ‘Whisper In My Mask’ Ocula Feature The Poetic Politics Of ‘Whisper In My Mask’ By Zara Sigglekow, TarraWarra

Whisper In My Mask is a contemporary Australian exhibition which mixes the political with the poetic. Through a diverse range of medium, the biennial, now in its fourth iteration, includes Indigenous and non-Indigenous bound by the rich theme of ‘masking’. The strength of this exhibition lies in the careful balance that it...

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The Melbourne Art Week Lowdown: 11 August – 17 August 2014 Ocula Feature The Melbourne Art Week Lowdown: 11 August – 17 August 2014 By Zara Sigglekow, Melbourne

Melbourne Art Week is about to kick off, with the central events being the Melbourne Art Fair 2014 and the cool kid satellite fair, Spring 1883 (both of which open to the public on 14th August), but there is so much more to it. Zara Sigglekow, Ocula correspondent, gives you the lowdown on the Week, from the highlights of the MAF program and...

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