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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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“Beating a rainbow to death”: Singaporean artist Jeremy Sharma – in conversation

Jean Wong Art Radar First published on 16 September 2017

Jeremy Sharma, Spectrum Version 2.2, 2017, 12-channel lightbox system with custom programme (134 mins) with acrylic lens cover, metal rack, plywood, power data supply, mini-PC, network switch, cables, horn speakers, amplifier, selected books from artist's collection, dimensions variable, Exhibition view. Photo: Ng Wu Gang. Image courtesy Sullivan+Strumpf and the artist.

Sharma recently presented a new body of video, sound and light installations for his solo exhibition Spectrum Version 2.2 at Sullivan+Strumpf, Singapore. Art Radar talks to the artist to find out more about his practice and his recent work. Sharma recently presented a new body of video, sound and light installations for his solo exhibition Spectrum Version 2.2 at Sullivan+Strumpf, Singapore. Art Radar talks to the artist to find out more about his practice and his recent work. The glass windows and doors to Sullivan+Strumpf were covered with tinted grey film. Seemingly impenetrable from the outside, Jeremy Sharma's exhibition Spectrum Version 2.2 thrusted viewers into a sensuous visual and aural space that was disorienting and comforting upon entry. Square monitors radiated coloured lights that flickered and glowed in the dark room; horn speakers blared a muffled voice reading out fragmented sentences that led nowhere but back into the feedback of LED panels.

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