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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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Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements Ocula Report Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements By Radha Mahendru, Dhaka

Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.

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Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist Ocula Insight Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist By Sherry Paik, New York

Guo Hongwei's recent watercolour paintings, showing at Chambers Fine Art in New York from 3 March, trigger pareidolia—the phenomenon of seeing random objects or patterns where they do not exist.

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Sarah Lucas at Red Brick Art Museum: Exhibition Walkthrough

20 December 2019

Sarah Lucas' first major solo exhibition in Asia at Beijing's Red Brick Art Museum (2 November 2019–16 February 2020) features sculptures, installations, and photographs created over the past three decades.

In this Ocula video, Yan Shijie, founder and director of Red Brick Art Museum, reflects on what it means to introduce Lucas' feminist practice to a Chinese audience, discussing performances specially devised for this show, including One Thousand Eggs: For Women (2019) for which Lucas invited the audience to throw eggs against a wall on the exhibition's opening day. Key works on view include the self-portrait, Eating a Banana (2014), which pictures the artist in a leather jacket eating a banana as she stars at the camera lens, and Lucas' iconic assemblage, Au Naturel (1994), in which a bucket and two melons, suggesting the female form, rest beside a cucumber flanked by two oranges atop a beat-up mattress bent against the wall. The artist is also showing two ongoing sculptural series, 'Bunny' and 'NUDs', with a Chinese edition of 'NUDs' conceived for her Beijing show. —[O]


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