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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 documenta 14: Athens

Aline Szapocznikow, ’Cendrier de célibataire I (the Bachelor’s ashtray I)’ (1972). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Andrej Wróblewski, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Andrej Wróblewski, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Andrej Wróblewski, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Anna and Lawrence Halprin, ’Score for Male and Female Dance Rituals’ (1978). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Arseny Avraamov, ’Documentation and reconstruction of Symphony of Sirens’ (ca. 1922). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Arseny Avraamov, ’Documentation and reconstruction of Symphony of Sirens’ (ca. 1922). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Arseny Avraamov, ’Documentation and reconstruction of Symphony of Sirens’ (ca. 1922). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Ashley H. Scheirl, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Beau Dick, ‘Twenty-two masks from the series ”Atlakim”’ (1990–2012). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Beau Dick, ‘Twenty-two masks from the series ”Atlakim”’ (1990–2012). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Beau Dick, ‘Twenty-two masks from the series ”Atlakim”’ (1990–2012). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Beau Dick, ‘Twenty-two masks from the series ”Atlakim”’ (1990–2012). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Beau Dick, ‘Untitled’ (2013). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Bia Davou, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Cecilia Vicuña, ’Quipu Womb (The Story of the Red Thread, Athens)’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Cecilia Vicuña, ’Quipu Womb (The Story of the Red Thread, Athens)’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Chryssa, ‘Small Study for Documenta Project Sculpture’ (1968). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Chryssa, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
CMRC (Contemporary Music Research Archive), ‘Schematic drawing of the EMS Synthi 100’ (1971). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
CMRC (Contemporary Music Research Archive), ‘Schematic drawing of the EMS Synthi 100’ (1971). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Dale Harding, ’Body of Objects’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Dale Harding, ’Body of Objects’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Danai Anesiadou, ’Anonerousanus: Soft Disclosure’ (2015-17). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Edi Hila, ’Conversation’ (2014). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art, documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
George Lappas, ’Gardener with Little Bear’ (2013). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Khvay Samnang, ’Preah Kunlong (The way of the spirit)’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Khvay Samnang, ’Preah Kunlong (The way of the spirit)’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Khvay Samnang, ’Preah Kunlong (The way of the spirit)’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Lala Meredith-Vula, works from ‘Bloody memory’ series (1990). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Lala Meredith-Vula, works from ‘Bloody memory’ series (1990). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Moyra Davey, ’Portrait/Landscape’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Moyra Davey, ’Portrait/Landscape’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Moyra Davey, ’Portrait/Landscape’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Moyra Davey, ’Wedding Loop’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Naeem Mohaiemen, ’Tripoli Cancelled’ (2014). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Nairy Baghramian, ’Drawing Table (Homage to Jane Bowles)’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Sámi Artist Group (Britta Marakatt-Labba, Keviselie/Hans Ragnar Mathisen, Synnøve Persen) documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Sámi Artist Group (Britta Marakatt-Labba, Keviselie/Hans Ragnar Mathisen, Synnøve Persen) documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Sámi Artist Group (Britta Marakatt-Labba, Keviselie/Hans Ragnar Mathisen, Synnøve Persen) documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Sámi Artist Group (Britta Marakatt-Labba, Keviselie/Hans Ragnar Mathisen, Synnøve Persen) documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Sammy Baloji, ‘Tales of the Copper Cross Garden: Episode I’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Spiro Kristo, ’The Children’ (1966). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Stephen Antonakos, ‘White Cube with Blue and Red Neon’ (1982). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Terre Thaemlitz, ’Interstices’ (2001-03). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Thomas Dick and John Heath, ’Twenty black-and-white photographs’ (1910). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Vija Celmins, ’Preah Kunlong (The way of the spirit)’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Vlassis Caniaris, ‘Aspects of Racism II’ (1970). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.
Wang Bing, ’15 Hours’ (2017). documenta 14, Athens (8 April–16 July 2017). Courtesy Ocula. Photo: Charles Roussel.

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