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4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life Ocula Report 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life 15 Feb 2019 : Natalie King for Ocula

'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...

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Ellen Altfest Ocula Conversation Ellen Altfest

The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...

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Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance Ocula Report Colomboscope 2019: Cross Currents and Dissonance 8 Feb 2019 : Nada Raza for Ocula

On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...

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Ocula Conversations

Featuring interviews with artists, curators, and collectors, Ocula Conversations offers a compelling insight into the global art world.


Vol 2

Introducing our second print publication, which features conversations with influential artists and art world figures. Across 344 pages, Ocula Conversations includes 25 in-depth interviews with leading artists and curators of their generation. Plus a set of inspiring and witty photo essays that capture some of the world's great art fairs. Beautifully designed and in a convenient format, Ocula Conversations is a must-read.

Featuring: Leung Chi Wo, Alexie Glass-Kantor, Dayanita Singh, Kiran Nadar, Stephanie Rosenthal, Adeline Ooi, Dr Uli Sigg, Tracey Emin, Francis Upritchard, Kapwani Kiwanga, Wu Tsang, Yoshitomo Nara, Luc Tuymans, DIS, Guan Xiao, Ho Tzu Nyen, Maria Lind &, Margarida Mendes, Anish Kapoor, John Kaldor, Danh Vō, Liu Xiaodong, Xiaoyu Weng, Raqs Media Collective, Martine Syms, Alfredo Jaar


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Vol 1

Introducing our first print publication, which features conversations with influential artists and art world figures. Across 368 pages Ocula Conversations includes in-depth interviews with 28 leading artists and curators of their generation. Plus a set of inspiring and witty photo essays that capture some of the world's great art events. Beautifully designed and in a convenient format Ocula Conversations is a must-read.

Featuring: Rasheed Araeen, Makoto Aida, Lynda Benglis, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Simon Denny, Song Dong, Heri Dono, Elmgreen & Dragset, Yang Fudong, Ryan Gander, Antony Gormley, Fiona Hall, Camille Henrot, Eungie Joo, Jitish Kallat, Bharti Kher, Heinz Mack, Eko Nugroho, Grayson Perry, Jim Shaw, Hassan Sharif, Shahzia Sikander, Koki Tanaka, Tianzhuo Chen, Adriana Varejao, Gillian Wearing


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