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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Melbourne Art Fair Set To Impress With Diverse Program

Annemarie Kiely for Vogue 14 August 2014

With access to good international art a mere click away, art fairs around the world are struggling to compete with the internet’s immediacy, convenience and impact. But as Barry Keldoulis, director of the Melbourne Art Fair (MAF) reminded the media fray gathered this morning to preview the Fair’s content, nothing yet competes with an in-the-flesh encounter.

It might have sounded like a grab at straws if not for the 2014 fair's noticeably more adventurous programming across a greater diversity of media (MAF Video makes the most of moving image art), a stronger acknowledgement of emerging talent (the new MAF Platform promotes ‘good’ artists with less than five years of experience) and announcement of the Fair’s extension into a city-wide celebration that lasts for seven days.

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