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...
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...
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...
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...
Ocula Photolog In collaboration with Asia Contemporary Art WeekFIELD MEETING Take 6: Day 2
26 January 2019The first off-site edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week's signature forum in Dubai. Presented in collaboration with Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE. Curated by ACAW Director Leeza Ahmady.
Ocula Photolog In collaboration with Asia Contemporary Art Week
The first off-site iteration of Asia Contemporary Art Week's (ACAW) acclaimed annual forum, FIELD MEETING in Dubai, UAE, staged 35+ newly-commissioned performances, lecture-performances, talks, and a string of pop-ups by today's outstanding artists, curators, and creative minds.
Morning Notes | Reflections, A Reading & Talk | Leeza Ahmady | Francesca Recchia: Afghanistan Untitled | Lara Day: An Open Collection
Morning Notes | Performance | Moe Satt: Other Side of the Revolution
Pop-up Walkthrough: Warehouse 46 | Amina Ahmed, Nadira Husain, David Libertson, Ali Shayesteh, Zolaykha Sherzad, Vlad Sludskiy & Olga Veselova
Morning Discussion | Community as Institution & Institution as Community
Afternoon Notes | Talks & Lecture Performance | Natasha Degen & Sandra Skurvida | Pi Li | Wong Kit Yi & Ali Wong
Afternoon Notes | Performance | River Lin: 20 Minutes for the 20th Century, But Asian
Afternoon Discussion | A Loose Cannon: Who is Collecting & Why? | L. Metzler, S. Skurvida, Pi. Li, N. Degen, R. Lin, W.C. Lin, W.K. Yi & U. Kattan