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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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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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Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for Fall 2019 Related Press Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for Fall 2019 Hyperallergic : 10 September 2019

Below you'll find a fun mix of museum and gallery shows, performances, and film screenings taking place over the next few months in the greater Los Angeles area. We know how hard it is to keep track of all that's going on, so we've compiled some of the events that stood out to us and organized them according to theme and type. We're hoping there'll...

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Art Talk: The Provocative and Explicit Art of Sarah Lucas Related Press Art Talk: The Provocative and Explicit Art of Sarah Lucas KCRW : 30 July 2019

OK, my friends. The subject of today’s Art Talk is the provocative and explicit art of British artist Sarah Lucas, currently on display at Hammer Museum. The tongue-in- cheek title of the exhibition, Au Naturel, is a French phrase meaning 'in the nude.' And nudity–plenty of nudity–fills the many museum galleries in the form of sculptures,...

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Review: Sarah Lucas show at the Hammer Museum is naked but definitely not afraid Related Press Review: Sarah Lucas show at the Hammer Museum is naked but definitely not afraid Los Angeles Times : 17 July 2019

As a motivation for making art, sometimes enough is enough.That seems to be one motor driving Sarah Lucas, the cheeky British Conceptual artist whose always smart, often deliriously funny retrospective exhibition is at the UCLA Hammer Museum. More than 130 works in sculpture, photography, collage and video made over the last three decades are...

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Sarah Lucas | Murphy Beds and A Lot of Yolk Related Press Sarah Lucas | Murphy Beds and A Lot of Yolk Flaunt Magazine : 10 July 2019

As women, the world infiltrates us with an obscene amount of signs and signifiers, which, in turn, overwhelmingly inform how we relate to our bodies. Playing with the concepts of objectification and vulnerability of the female body, Sarah Lucas, in her new show at the Hammer Museum, Au Naturel, critiques, but also empowers. Whether through casts of...

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Eggs are being fried as art at the Hammer Museum. Let’s see what’s cooking Related Press Eggs are being fried as art at the Hammer Museum. Let’s see what’s cooking Los Angeles Times : 9 July 2019

The survey of the British artist’s work includes collage, photography, sculpture, video and installations, many of which humorously juxtapose everyday objects in a way that challenges assumptions about gender, sexuality, religion and power. One standout piece is Two Fried Eggs and a Kebab (1992), which features, well, two real fried eggs and a pita...

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Finding Both Comfort and Challenge in the Idea of “Home” Related Press Finding Both Comfort and Challenge in the Idea of “Home” Harry Tafoya : 2 July 2019

Home is Not a Place affords its artists a great degree of freedom to explore the nuances of 'home.' The sum of their efforts amounts to a tapestry that threads love and dread into a cohesive whole.

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With semi-nude models, Donna Huanca brings femme power into a male art world Related Press With semi-nude models, Donna Huanca brings femme power into a male art world Los Angeles Times : 28 June 2019

Donna Huanca says her deep and enduring artistic interest in the female body stems from a simple fact: She has one. She also says she's tired of seeing female bodies brutalized, tired of viewing them via the male gaze.'In art history, women have been depicted in such a vulnerable way. This is a new way of looking at the feminine form, and in that...

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Out of office: coffee and creative small talk with Eric Fischl Related Press Out of office: coffee and creative small talk with Eric Fischl Wallpaper* : 25 June 2019

Bodil Blain: How do you take your coffee?Eric Fischl: I love my coffee. I have a bean-to-cup machine and I use roseline.BB: How has the new US political landscape affected your work?EF: Over the last few years, since the election cycle that brought Trump into power, there has been an apotheosis of something that had been building for some time.

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Natural landscapes turned noxious in photography on view at Blum & Poe Related Press Natural landscapes turned noxious in photography on view at Blum & Poe Los Angeles Times : 22 June 2019

A toxic beauty emanates from — or maybe infects — six impressive new landscape photographs and three abstractions by Florian Maier-Aichen. It's the sixth solo show at Blum & Poe by the German-born, L.A.-based artist, and it represents a milieu in which he has worked for more than a dozen years.

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If an artist sets up a homeless camp inside a blue-chip art gallery, does anyone care? Related Press If an artist sets up a homeless camp inside a blue-chip art gallery, does anyone care? Los Angeles Times : 18 June 2019

The first sign that something is different at the gallery Hauser & Wirth is tents that fill its lovely courtyard, hemmed in by a fancy restaurant, an urban garden, a pricey gift shop and many rooms full of blue-chip art. David Hammons is having his first solo exhibition in L.A. in 45 years, and his opening salvo is a heartbreaker.

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An Inside Look at Jonas Wood’s Studio Related Video & Audio An Inside Look at Jonas Wood’s Studio Sotheby's : 26 April 2019

In this video, step into the studio of artist Jonas Wood as he reflects on his move to Los Angeles, the importance of the Hammer Museum and his unique approach to creating art. Jonas Wood and his wife, artist and studio mate Shio Kusaka, have donated their works Shio Butterfly Still Life and (Line 65) to be offered as highlights of Artists for the...

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The Enigmatic and Ever-Playful Artist Urs Fischer Shows Us His Camera Roll Related Press The Enigmatic and Ever-Playful Artist Urs Fischer Shows Us His Camera Roll Interview Magazine : 25 April 2019

Among the white walls of the galleryverse, the artist Urs Fischer’s works are colourful, colossal, ever playful, and always a little enigmatic. From a towering bust of Katy Perry filled with modelling clay to a painting of Liz Taylor covered with a kiwi, Fischer infuses each of his projects with his signature dose of acrid humour and child-like...

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Sarah Cain at Honor Fraser Related Press Sarah Cain at Honor Fraser Art in America : 1 April 2019

In Sarah Cain's exhibition The Sun Will Not Wait, hypnotic candy-colored abstractions appeared in multiple guises. Thirteen mostly large-scale paintings on canvas featuring gestural marks, geometric shapes, and various objects—beads, photographs, small trinkets—hung on the walls.

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Annie Leibovitz on the shots that made her Related Press Annie Leibovitz on the shots that made her The Guardian : 31 March 2019

Annie Leibovitz is standing by a photograph she took of Pont Neuf in Paris. It's a swirling panoramic shot of the famous bridge, taken when she was a student and would roam the city's streets camera in hand. One day, with a thrill, she realised she was standing where her idol, Henri Cartier-Bresson, once stood to take his own ghostly grey picture...

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Allen Ruppersberg, a Conceptual Artist in Love with the Physical World Related Press Allen Ruppersberg, a Conceptual Artist in Love with the Physical World Hyperallergic : 29 March 2019

LOS ANGELES — At the Hammer Museum's career-spanning retrospective, Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968–2018, there is a painting that serves as a good introduction to the pioneering conceptual artist. Greetings from California (1972) depicts the silhouette of a mountain ridge at dusk (or is it dawn?), over which a rectangular, blue...

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An Artist on Finding Balance, and His Giant Basketball Sculpture Related Press An Artist on Finding Balance, and His Giant Basketball Sculpture The New York Times : 22 March 2019

Jonas Wood's East Hollywood studio — a refurbished industrial space hidden behind a razor-wired metal gate — is populated with the familiar objects that appear in his paintings. There are colonies of potted plants and basketball paraphernalia that ranges in size from plush couch cushions to man-sized orbs. Every room is filled with art,...

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From Monumental to Microscopic, These Works Changed the History of Art in Japan Related Press From Monumental to Microscopic, These Works Changed the History of Art in Japan Frieze : 13 March 2019

Curated by Mika Yoshitake, Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s forms a corollary to her 2012 Blum & Poe exhibition Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha, which presented a much-needed introduction to a group of postwar Japanese artists whose works have now been aligned with more recognizable Western European movements such as Arte...

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As Frieze Los Angeles Opens, Three Young California Artists Are Reinventing What Figurative Painting Can Be Related Press As Frieze Los Angeles Opens, Three Young California Artists Are Reinventing What Figurative Painting Can Be Vogue : 15 February 2019

And then there’s German-born Katja Seib, who trained with Tomma Abts and was a visiting student of Peter Doig at the famed Arts Academy of Düsseldorf. Her lucid, moody figure paintings, on rough burlap or found fabrics, mix realism and fiction in unexpected ways—one just made its L.A. debut in Sadie Coles’s booth at Frieze.

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Frieze Los Angeles: Lights, Camera, Art! Related Press Frieze Los Angeles: Lights, Camera, Art! New York Times : 13 February 2019

LOS ANGELES — The New York backlot of Paramount Studios, where fake brownstones and townhouses mimic city streets, has been invaded by aliens before. But it has never seen anything quite like the bright green serpent that winds all the way from a "SoHo subway station" up through several apartment windows.The snake isn't scary...

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Your Concise Guide to Los Angeles Frieze Week 2019 Related Press Your Concise Guide to Los Angeles Frieze Week 2019 Hyperallergic : 13 February 2019

Los Angeles is often considered an 'artists city,' a backhanded compliment inferring that it's a great place to make art but not to sell it. Over the past decade, the city's profile as a well-rounded art center has grown — with the founding of private museums like the Broad and the Marciano, as well as curatorial endeavors that bestow...

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Los Angeles Frieze fair: city bids to become the next art capital Related Press Los Angeles Frieze fair: city bids to become the next art capital Los Angeles : 13 February 2019

More than 70 galleries will participate in Frieze Los Angeles, which takes place on the Paramount Pictures Studios lot in Hollywood. A tent designed by the architect Kulapat Yantrasast will house the gallery booths, 10 of which will be subsidized spaces for emerging galleries. Among the exhibits, visitors can expect to find blue-chip galleries...

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Will Frieze Los Angeles succeed where others have failed? Related Press Will Frieze Los Angeles succeed where others have failed? The Art Newspaper : 13 February 2019

'Hollywood is a place where they pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul,' Marilyn Monroe once said. As Frieze launches its first Los Angeles edition, many dealers in the city are weighing up whether the fair group is puckering up or selling out.For its third location, adding to London and New York, the fair's trademark...

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The ones to watch at the first ever Frieze Los Angeles Related Press The ones to watch at the first ever Frieze Los Angeles Tatler : 13 February 2019

February in LA has long been a permanent fixture in the calendars of the world's elite, who use awards season as a welcome excuse to escape the dreary drizzle in Europe and the biting cold on the East Coast. But now there's a new reason to be in Tinseltown this month: the launch of the first ever Frieze Los Angeles.

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Frieze Los Angeles 2019 preview: will the art fair get its big Hollywood break? Related Press Frieze Los Angeles 2019 preview: will the art fair get its big Hollywood break? Wallpaper* : 13 February 2019

Frieze is hoping to make it in Hollywood with the art fair's inaugural Los Angeles edition, which launches at Paramount Pictures Studios from 14–17 February. But can it catch its big break in the city of broken dreams? Paris Photo Los Angeles was shelved after three years due to low sales (in the same venue as the forthcoming Frieze no less), while...

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