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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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Show goes on for Spring 1883 despite Melbourne Art Fair's demise

Dylan Rainforth The Sydney Morning Herald 12 March 2016
The directors of the Spring 1883 alternative art fair outside the Hotel Windsor. Photo: Supplied via The Sydney Morning Herald.

The organisers of alternative art fair Spring 1883 have indicated they will go ahead with the event in August despite the cancellation of this year's Melbourne Art Fair. Spring 1883 director Luisa Bosci says while "it's disappointing for all those involved that the 2016 edition of the Melbourne Art Fair has been cancelled . . . the Melbourne art communities are both robust and innovative, and we look forward to supporting the new models that might emerge instead".

Positioning itself as an "invitation-only, hotel-based art fair", Spring 1883 was established in 2014 by the directors of Neon Parc, Sarah Scout Presents and Station galleries. The event returns this year to the Hotel Windsor, where it was inaugurated, before travelling to play offsider to the Sydney Contemporary fair.

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