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Prateek and Priyanka Raja: Gallery as Incubator Ocula Conversation Prateek and Priyanka Raja: Gallery as Incubator By Stephanie Bailey, Kolkata

Prateek and Priyanka Raja discuss the evolution of Experimenter as a platform for exhibition-making and knowledge production in Kolkata.

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GaHee Park: Building Fluid Worlds Ocula Conversation GaHee Park: Building Fluid Worlds By Jareh Das, New York

GaHee Park dismantles the boundaries between public and private space in new paintings and drawings on view at Perrotin in New York and Public Art Fund's city-wide project, Art on the Grid.

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Hua Xiaochan: Being International Ocula Conversation Hua Xiaochan: Being International By Penny Liu, Beijing

Hua Xiaochan, founder and director of Beijing and Berlin based Hua International discusses navigating the gallery's different geographic contexts to foster its global vision.

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River Lin: Workshopping Performance Ocula Conversation River Lin: Workshopping Performance By Stephanie Bailey, Taipei

River Lin traces the development of Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance, an artist-curated initiative launched with Taipei Performing Arts Center in 2017 as a site of dialogue and exchange for performance practice in the Asia Pacific region, and in turn, the development of his own practice.

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Nairy Baghramian: Ambivalent Abstraction Ocula Conversation Nairy Baghramian: Ambivalent Abstraction By Paulina Pobocha, New York

Artist Nairy Baghramian and curator Paulina Pobocha discuss 'ambivalent abstraction' and shaking up the canon at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in this edited and expanded version of a conversation that took place as part of MoMA's 'Drop in with Artists' series on Instagram Live.

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Lauren Halsey: Centring Community Ocula Conversation Lauren Halsey: Centring Community By Jareh Das, Los Angeles

Lauren Halsey centres the community in her practice, which focuses on the reimagining and rebuilding of South-Central Los Angeles through spatial paradigms that reference funk, hip hop, Afrofuturism, and science fiction.

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Matthew Armstrong on Collector Donald B. Marron Ocula Conversation Matthew Armstrong on Collector Donald B. Marron By Anna Dickie, New York

Private curator to Donald B. Marron for over two decades, Matthew Armstrong discusses working with the collector, reminiscing on the boyish enthusiasm Marron exuded when it came to art.​

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Barbara Kasten: Out of the Box Ocula Conversation Barbara Kasten: Out of the Box By Stephanie Bailey, Wolfsburg

With her solo exhibition, Works, now on view at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Barbara Kasten discusses straddling the worlds of photography and contemporary art to explore the possibilities of light and space.

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Will Fredo and LoMaasBello: From Berghain to San Basilio de Palenque Ocula Conversation Will Fredo and LoMaasBello: From Berghain to San Basilio de Palenque By Luisa Ungar, Bogotá

LoMaasBello and Will Fredo discuss their lecture-dance performance, A Skip of the Beat A Change of the Heart —a Goethe-Institut production exploring the origins and liberatory potentials of dance music.

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Chulayarnnon Siriphol on Finding Ways to Express Opinions Ocula Conversation Chulayarnnon Siriphol on Finding Ways to Express Opinions By Stephanie Bailey, Bangkok

Chulayarnnon Siriphol, whose vast oeuvre of film and video addresses political conflict in Thailand, reflects on the key themes in his work.

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Hugh Hayden: Questions of Authenticity Ocula Conversation Hugh Hayden: Questions of Authenticity By Elvira Dyangani Ose, London

Originally trained as an architect, Hugh Hayden creates large-scale sculptures and culinary installations that consider questions of history and identity in contemporary America through organic materials such as wood. The artist's sculpture Zelig (2013), for instance, which featured in Hayward Gallery's exhibition Among the Trees (4...

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Isaac Chong Wai on Falling Carefully Ocula Conversation Isaac Chong Wai on Falling Carefully By Tessa Moldan, Berlin

Isaac Chong Wai uses video, performance, and sculpture to visualise distributions of power and knowledge within human relationships and social systems.

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Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi: Developing Art Histories Ocula Conversation Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi: Developing Art Histories By Rose Lejeune, London

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi is the founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation, an organisation based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, dedicated to managing, preserving, and exhibiting an extensive collection of modern and contemporary Arab art. Established in 2010, the Foundation maintains an exhibition programme at its base in Sharjah, and continues to...

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Maureen Paley: A Trailblazing Gallerist Ocula Conversation Maureen Paley: A Trailblazing Gallerist By Rory Mitchell, London

After moving to London from her native East Coast of the United States, Maureen Paley opened her first gallery in the front room of her Victorian terraced house in 1984. She gave numerous international artists, including Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Mike Kelley, Charles Ray, and Christian Marclay their first exhibitions in London, quickly...

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Karla Dickens: ‘the more you know the rules, the more fun it is to break them’ Ocula Conversation Karla Dickens: ‘the more you know the rules, the more fun it is to break them’ By Emma-Kate Wilson, Sydney

Karla Dickens is an artist with Wiradjuri heritage, who combines fine art drawing and painting with rustic, abandoned materials imbued with history and contextual meaning, layered into mixed-media installations and sculptural collages on boards. In 2019, Dickens was among six contemporary women artists from New South Wales commissioned to...

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Patrick Sun: Collecting with Pride Ocula Conversation Patrick Sun: Collecting with Pride By Stephanie Bailey

Patrick Sun reflects on his work with the LGBTQ-focused Sunpride Foundation, the role of philanthropy and activism in the arts, and what he has learned in the process of developing an institution that aims to broaden perspectives surrounding identity in Asia.

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Mel O’Callaghan and Dr. Daniel J. Fornari: In Search of Life Ocula Conversation Mel O’Callaghan and Dr. Daniel J. Fornari: In Search of Life By Peta Rake, Brisbane

Working across film, video, performance, painting, and installation, Sydney -born, Paris -based artist Mel O'Callaghan explores the human condition through processes of resistance and endurance. In her video installation Ensemble (2013), most recently shown across a 20-metre-wide space at the National Gallery of Victoria (17 November 2017–12...

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Gary Simmons: History as Residue Ocula Conversation Gary Simmons: History as Residue By Casey Carsel, New York

Looking at the racial stereotypes of 20th-century cartoons, Gary Simmons' canvases are palimpsests in which history is written and rewritten, yet never fully disappears.

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