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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Latest Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze Ocula Insight Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze By Tessa Moldan, London

For her second solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in London, Ella Kruglyanskaya's compositions signal the many possibilities of paint.

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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Ocula Conversation
In Partnership with Artspace Sydney
Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Nile Koetting: Remain Calm Ocula Conversation Nile Koetting: Remain Calm By Penny Liu, Shanghai

American-Japanese artist Nile Koetting discusses his performative exhibition Remain Calm , which choreographed a vision of catastrophe at West Bund Museum in Shanghai.

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What, How & for Whom: Kunsthalle Wien's Collective of Artistic Directors Ocula Conversation What, How & for Whom: Kunsthalle Wien's Collective of Artistic Directors By Mirela Baciak, Vienna

Having launched their first exhibition ... of bread, wine, cars, security and peace on International Women's Day, the collective What, How & for Whom discuss the challenges of transforming an art institution.

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Mark Sealy: African Cosmologies at FotoFest Biennial 2020 Ocula Conversation Mark Sealy: African Cosmologies at FotoFest Biennial 2020 By Jareh Das, Houston

Mark Sealy is director of Autograph ABP in London and the curator of the 18th FotoFest Biennial, which looks to cosmologies and disobedient jazz as critical tools for disrupting canonical readings of photography.

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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ By Jareh Das, New York

Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...

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Thao Nguyen Phan: Dangerous Optimism Ocula Conversation Thao Nguyen Phan: Dangerous Optimism By Tessa Moldan, Brussels

With Monsoon Melody on view at WIELS, Brussels, her largest solo exhibition to date, Thao Nguyen Phan discusses her transition to film to explore colonial legacies and ecological destruction in Vietnam.

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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 on view at Tate Britain to 23 February, her first solo exhibition in Germany opening at Julia Stoschek Collection in Düsseldorf this March, and a Serpentine Galleries commission launching in summer 2020, Sophia Al-Maria discusses her relationship to literature, screenwriting, and poetry.

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Zadie Xa: Behind the Mask Ocula Conversation Zadie Xa: Behind the Mask By Ellie Wiseman, Bexhill

Zadie Xa reflects on her practice in light of her most ambitious project to date, Child of Magohalmi and the Echoes of Creation (2019), now on view at the De La Warr Pavilion in the British seaside town of Bexhill.

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Equitable Vitrines: Public Art and Contested Space Ocula Conversation Equitable Vitrines: Public Art and Contested Space By Jareh Das, Los Angeles

Ellie Lee and Matt Connolly, founders of the non-profit Equitable Vitrines in Los Angeles, discuss site-specificity, expanded formats for exhibition-making, and the nuances of commissioning public art.

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Emi Eu: ‘We have to look at Southeast Asia as one market’ Ocula Conversation Emi Eu: ‘We have to look at Southeast Asia as one market’ By Stephanie Bailey, Singapore

STPI's Emi Eu reflects on S.E.A. Focus, an STPI project platforming artists and galleries from Southeast Asia, in the wake of Art Stage's decline in 2019 and ahead of the launch of Singapore's new art fair, Art SG, in October 2020.

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transmediale Artistic Director Kristoffer Gansing Looks Back Ocula Conversation transmediale Artistic Director Kristoffer Gansing Looks Back By Terence Sharpe, Berlin

Kristoffer Gansing traces eight years of change at Berlin's digital media and culture festival transmediale, as his final iteration as artistic director, End to End , opens 28 January.

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

The start of the new decade has seen a series of natural disasters around the globe. Bushfires in Australia have burned an area of roughly 10 million hectares; while ash dumped from the Philippines' Taal volcano has led to the evacuation of around 300,000 people in fear of an impending eruption. Meanwhile, as global temperatures rise, as do sea...

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Dane Mitchell: ‘Entanglements occur in a state of reciprocity’ Ocula Conversation Dane Mitchell: ‘Entanglements occur in a state of reciprocity’ By Dr Zara Stanhope, Auckland

While it is not unexpected to find an artist making work about 'the invisible' in a time after the post-internet and post-conceptual art moments, there are few artists who make this their trajectory. Dane Mitchell , based in Aotearoa New Zealand, has engaged with unseen phenomena, bringing what is on the air, perceptible to the senses, or only...

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Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale Ocula Conversation Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale By Emmanuel Balogun, Lubumbashi

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the largest Francophone nation in Africa with vast resources and nearly 80 million inhabitants, is a place where commodities play a vital role in the national economy and the country's significance on the world stage. This is the context from which the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale (24 October–24 November...

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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director By Stephanie Bailey, Okayama

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev , was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and...

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VALIE EXPORT: ‘The voice belongs to me’ Ocula Conversation VALIE EXPORT: ‘The voice belongs to me’ By Tessa Moldan, London

Born Waltraud Lehner in Linz in 1940, VALIE EXPORT was inspired by the branding of Smart Export cigarettes to modify her nickname Walie alongside Export, thus exporting new ideas to new grounds. Written in capital letters, her own bold branding rejected the name of both her father and former husband, and catalysed one of the earliest waves of...

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

Over the last few years, New Zealand-born Berlin -based artist Zac Langdon-Pole has cultivated a practice of elegant, if at times uncanny, elisions. His recombinations of objects, words, and images—poetry, meteorite fragments, literary translations, furniture, photographs, mollusk shells—emphasise, with a fine-tuned lyricism, the...

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Richard Saltoun and Catherine McCormack on 100% Women Ocula Conversation Richard Saltoun and Catherine McCormack on 100% Women By Jareh Das, London

100% Women is a year-long exhibition programme at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London , focused on the lives and works of female artists. According to the gallery's press release, the programme seeks to 'redress the persistent gender imbalance, whilst cementing its ongoing support of female artists.' Having launched in March 2019 with the first...

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