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Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’ Ocula Conversation Bani Abidi: ‘What you see in my films is what I know’

A group of voices accompanies me in the exhibition. They are singing words I cannot comprehend, yet the warm tunes are familiar: folk songs, love songs, songs of longing. There are letters, too. They speak of the quotidian details of a soldier's life: the hardness of the war, sending money to the family, and longing for familiar landscapes, food,...

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Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future Ocula Report Aichi to Okayama: Art in Japan Looks to the Future 11 Oct 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...

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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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Selected Photos From 15th Istanbul Biennial

Adel Abdessemed, 'Feryat' (2015). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Adel Abdessemed, 'Feryat' (2015). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Alper Aydın, ‘D8M’ (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Candeğer Furtun, ‘Untitled’ (1994-96). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Candeğer Furtun, ‘Untitled’ (1994-96). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Candeğer Furtun, ‘Untitled’ (1994-96). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Fernando Lahas, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Henrik Olesen, ‘Cables, Keys, Glasses, Lights’ (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Henrik Olesen, ‘Cables, Keys, Glasses, Lights’ (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kaari Upson, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kaari Upson, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kaari Upson, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kaari Upson, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kaari Upson, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kaari Upson, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kaari Upson, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kaari Upson, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kaari Upson, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kemang Wa Lehulere, ‘Confrence of the Birds’ (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kemang Wa Lehulere, ‘Confrence of the Birds’ (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kemang Wa Lehulere, ‘Confrence of the Birds’ (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kemang Wa Lehulere, ‘Confrence of the Birds’ (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kemang Wa Lehulere, ‘Confrence of the Birds’ (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Kim Heecheon, ‘Lifting Barbells’ (2015). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Klara Lidén, ‘Untitled (liegezaun),’ ‘Untitled (wartezaun),’ and ‘Untitled (studyzaun),’ (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Latifa Echakhch, 'Crowd Fade' (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Latifa Echakhch, 'Crowd Fade' (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Latifa Echakhch, 'Crowd Fade' (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Latifa Echakhch, 'Crowd Fade' (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Latifa Echakhch, 'Crowd Fade' (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Lydia Ourahmane, ‘All the way up to the Heavens and down to the depths of Hell’ (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Mirak Jamal, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Mirak Jamal, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Rayyane Tabet, ‘Colosse Aux Pieds D’Argile’ (2015). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Rayyane Tabet, ‘Colosse Aux Pieds D’Argile’ (2015). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Victor Leguy, ‘Structures for invisible borders’ (2016-17). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Victor Leguy, ‘Structures for invisible borders’ (2016-17). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Victor Leguy, ‘Structures for invisible borders’ (2016-17). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Volkan Aslan, ‘Home Sweet Home’ (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Volkan Aslan, ‘Home Sweet Home’ (2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Xiao Yu, ‘Ground’ (2014/17). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Xiao Yu, ‘Ground’ (2014/17). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Xiao Yu, ‘Ground’ (2014/17). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Xiao Yu, ‘Ground’ (2014/17). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Yonamine, Series of mixed media works (2015/2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Yonamine, Series of mixed media works (2015/2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Yonamine, Series of mixed media works (2015/2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Yonamine, Series of mixed media works (2015/2017). The 15th Istanbul Biennial, ‘a good neighbour,’ (16 September–12 November 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.

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