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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...

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Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger

In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Selected Photos From Ai Weiwei Exhibitions in Beijing

AI WEIWEI Chandelier, 2015. Copper, crystal and light fixtures 400 x 241 x 231 cm. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Chandelier, 2015. Copper, crystal and light fixtures 400 x 241 x 231 cm. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Chandelier, 2015. Copper, crystal and light fixtures 400 x 241 x 231 cm. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Colored Carving, 2015. Carved wooden building element from late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with paint. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Colored Carving, 2015. Carved wooden building element from late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with paint. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Colored Carving, 2015. Carved wooden building element from late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with paint. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Colored Mirror, 2015. Mirror in rosewood frame from Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), paint 262,5 x 200 x 6 cm. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Colored Mirror, 2015. Mirror in rosewood frame from Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), paint 262,5 x 200 x 6 cm. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Crystal Pillar Foundation 2015. Crystal and writing on paper 52 x 52 x 41,5 cm. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Crystal Pillar Foundation 2015. Crystal and writing on paper 52 x 52 x 41,5 cm. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Dragon Lantern and Bench, 2015. Antique dragon lamp, lanterns and wooden bench. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Ladder, 2015. Wood and paint 601 x 82 x 15 cm. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Pillar Foundation with Twenty‐Four Histories, 2015. Wooden box and partial texts from 'Twenty-Four Histories' on paper. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Pillar Foundation with Twenty‐Four Histories, 2015. Wooden box and partial texts from 'Twenty-Four Histories' on paper. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Spouts Installation, 2015. 10,000 antique spouts from Song to Qing Dynasties. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Spouts Installation, 2015. 10,000 antique spouts from Song to Qing Dynasties. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Wang Family Ancestral Hall Photograph, 2015. Color print 132 x 129,3 x 6 cm. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Wang Family Ancestral Hall Photographs, 2015. 9 b/w prints 79 x 48 x 3,5 cm each. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Wang Family Ancestral Hall, 2015. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Wang Family Ancestral Hall, 2015. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Wang Family Ancestral Hall, 2015. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Wang Family Ancestral Hall, 2015. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
AI WEIWEI Wang Family Ancestral Hall, 2015. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
Ai Weiwei, Dragon Lantern and Tables, 2015. Antique dragon lamp with bamboo, structure,lanterns and wooden tables, variable dimension. Courtesy: TANG Contemporary Art
Ai Weiwei, Lihe Hall Plaque, 2015. 360×136×6cm, wooden plaque. Courtesy: TANG Contemporary Art
Ai Weiwei, Set of Spouts, 2015. Porcelain Teapot Spouts from Song Dynasty(960-1279) Unique set of 11 pieces, variable dimension. Courtesy: TANG Contemporary Art
Ai Weiwei, Spouts installation, 2015.  495 x 430 cm 10,000 antique spouts from Song to Qing Dynasties. Courtesy: TANG Contemporary Art
Ai Weiwei, Wang Family Ancestral Hall, 2015. Over 1,300 pieces of various wooden building elements from late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with original carvings and painted replacements, 2100×1680×942 cm. Courtesy: TANG Contemporary Art
Installation in progress. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
Installation in progress. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
Installation in progress. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
Installation in progress. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
Installation view Ai Weiwei, curated by Cui Cancan. Courtesy: TANG Contemporary Art
Installation view Ai Weiwei, curated by Cui Cancan. Courtesy: TANG Contemporary Art
Wang Family Ancestral Hall Photograph, 2015. Color print 129,3 x 216,5 x 6 cm. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins. Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith
Wang Family Ancestral Hall, 2015. Over 1,300 pieces of various wooden building elements from late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with original carvings and painted replacements, 2100×1680×942 cm. Courtesy: TANG Contemporary Art

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