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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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Diana Campbell Betancourt Ocula Conversation Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...

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Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Ocula Report Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Mar 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...

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EUNGIE JOO NAMED CONTEMPORARY ART CURATOR AT SFMOMA

HG Masters ArtAsiaPacific First published on 31 May 2017

SFMOMA's new curator of contemporary art, EUNGIE JOO. Photo by Heinz Peter Knes, courtesy SFMOMA.

On May 31, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced Eungie Joo as its first dedicated curator of contemporary art. The role was newly established for Joo, who will join the museum in June. She will work across departments, with colleagues in the museum's divisions of Painting and Sculpture, Photography, Media Arts, as well as with the museum's public programmers, on curating exhibitions and acquiring artworks for the collection. Additionally, Joo will oversee the museum's 'New Work' series of site-specific commissioned projects by young artists.

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