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Art Basel in Hong Kong: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Art Basel in Hong Kong: Exhibitions to See 23 Mar 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

For those visiting during Art Basel in Hong Kong (29–31 March 2019), the smell of fresh paint may still be in the air at the latest heritage conservation project, The Mills, which opened on 16 March to encompass the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textiles (CHAT), joining the ranks with ex-prison complex Tai Kwun, along with Eaton HK—a retro...

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Firenze Lai Ocula Conversation Firenze Lai

Firenze Lai says that she knows her studio of a few hundred square feet intimately; from the textures of its surfaces to the way the breeze blows into the room. The spaces depicted in her paintings are equally intimate. When curators seem to be at a loss for words to discuss troubled times, fear of containment, and the feeling of being completely...

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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Review: 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

John McDonald The Sydney Morning Herald 15 March 2016
The intense and complex artwork A universal timeless allegory. Photo: Sam Cranstoun

Adelaide has thrown down the gauntlet for this year's Sydney Biennale with a show that sparkles like a revolving disco ball.

I can't recall an exhibition of contemporary Australian art which has opened with more positive energy than the 2016 Adelaide Biennial: Magic Object.

It's a tour-de-force for the undervalued Australian art scene, and a reminder of one of the reasons we go to art galleries: to experience a sense of wonder.

This may sound banal, but so many shows seek to educate viewers, to raise their consciousness, to engage with social and political issues, that it comes as a surprise to find a body of work that doesn't engage in the rituals of moral blackmail.

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