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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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Joko Avianto, Big Trees (Pohon Besar), 2015, Exhibition view at Frankfurter Kunstverein 2015. Photo: Andang Iskandar / Humanika Artspace. Image courtesy the artist and Frankfurter Kunstverein via Art Radar Journal.

Roots. Indonesian Contemporary Art runs at the Frankfurter Kunstverein until 10 January 2016. The invited artists belong to a ‘Post-Reformation‘ generation in Indonesia that emerged in 1998, roughly 30 years after Suharto’s autocracy. Characterised by a newfound freedom of expression and experimental liberties, contemporary art from this era is rooted in an “awareness of Indonesian culture and range[s] between the poles of tradition and participation in modern life.”

Co-curated by Curator at the National Gallery of Indonesia Asikin Hasan, Director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein Franziska Nori and Rizki A. Zaelani, also from the National Gallery of Indonesia, Roots coincides with Indonesia’s appearance as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015. For the exhibition, three young artists and one collective created brand-new and mostly site-specific works that shed light on tradition, history, politics and contemporary culture.

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