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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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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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West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy West Bund Art & Design.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy West Bund Art & Design.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy West Bund Art & Design.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy West Bund Art & Design.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy West Bund Art & Design.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy West Bund Art & Design.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy West Bund Art & Design.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy West Bund Art & Design.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy West Bund Art & Design.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy West Bund Art & Design.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy West Bund Art & Design.
West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy West Bund Art & Design.
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A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Alisan Fine Arts, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Alisan Fine Arts, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Ben Brown Fine Arts, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Ben Brown Fine Arts, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Ben Brown Fine Arts, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Ben Brown Fine Arts, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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David Zwirner, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
David Zwirner, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
David Zwirner, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
David Zwirner, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Esther Schipper, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Esther Schipper, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Esther Schipper, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Esther Schipper, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Esther Schipper, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Esther Schipper, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Esther Schipper, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Esther Schipper, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Esther Schipper, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Esther Schipper, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Esther Schipper, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Esther Schipper, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Galerie Chantal Crousel, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Galerie Chantal Crousel, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Galerie Chantal Crousel, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Galerie Chantal Crousel, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Galerie Urs Meile, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Galerie Urs Meile, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Galerie Urs Meile, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Galerie Urs Meile, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Galerie Urs Meile, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Galerie Urs Meile, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Galerie Urs Meile, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Galerie Urs Meile, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Galerie Urs Meile, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Galerie Urs Meile, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Hauser & Wirth, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Hauser & Wirth, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Hauser & Wirth, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Hauser & Wirth, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Hauser & Wirth, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Hauser & Wirth, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Hauser & Wirth, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Hauser & Wirth, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Kayne Griffin Corcoran, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Kayne Griffin Corcoran, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Kayne Griffin Corcoran, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Lehmann Maupin, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Lehmann Maupin, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Lehmann Maupin, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Lehmann Maupin, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Lehmann Maupin, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Lehmann Maupin, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Lehmann Maupin, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Lehmann Maupin, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Pearl Lam Galleries, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Pearl Lam Galleries, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Pearl Lam Galleries, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Pearl Lam Galleries, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Pearl Lam Galleries, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Pearl Lam Galleries, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Pearl Lam Galleries, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Pearl Lam Galleries, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Pearl Lam Galleries, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Pearl Lam Galleries, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Perrotin, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Perrotin, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Perrotin, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Perrotin, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Pilar Corrias, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Pilar Corrias, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Sadie Coles HQ, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Sadie Coles HQ, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Sadie Coles HQ, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Sadie Coles HQ, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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ShanghART Gallery, ShanghART, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
ShanghART Gallery, ShanghART, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
ShanghART Gallery, ShanghART, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
ShanghART Gallery, ShanghART, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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ShugoArts, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
ShugoArts, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
ShugoArts, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
ShugoArts, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Sprüth Magers, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Sprüth Magers, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Sprüth Magers, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Sprüth Magers, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Sprüth Magers, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Sprüth Magers, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Templon, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Templon, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Templon, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Templon, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Templon, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Templon, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
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Xavier Hufkens, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Xavier Hufkens, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Xavier Hufkens, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Xavier Hufkens, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Xavier Hufkens, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.
Xavier Hufkens, West Bund Art & Design (8–11 November 2018). Courtesy Ocula in collaboration with West Bund Art & Design. Photo: Xing Zhenzhong 邢振中.

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