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Textures of Life, Death, and Data in Trevor Paglen's 'Bloom' Ocula Report Textures of Life, Death, and Data in Trevor Paglen's 'Bloom' By Sam Gaskin, London

The MacArthur genius grant winner's solo exhibition at Pace Gallery in London looks at the weird, partial ways computers look back at us.

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Politics and Aesthetics at the 11th Berlin Biennale Ocula Report Politics and Aesthetics at the 11th Berlin Biennale By Mohammad Salemy, Berlin

The 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art 'is the exhibition that Berlin and its art world needs in the current political climate', reports Mohammad Salemy.

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Louis Soutter: Signs Ahead of Time Ocula Report Louis Soutter: Signs Ahead of Time By Tessa Moldan, Paris

In 1923, interned against his will in a hospice for the elderly in Ballaigues, Switzerland, Louis Soutter began producing a body of work that attracted the support of his cousin, Le Corbusier, among others in an avid circle.

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Non-Aligned Histories Converse at NTU CCA Singapore Ocula Report Non-Aligned Histories Converse at NTU CCA Singapore By Stephanie Bailey, Singapore

Non-Aligned brings histories of decolonisation in dialogue through three video works by John Akomfrah, Naeem Mohaiemen, and The Otolith Group.

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Gallery Weekend Berlin: Shows to See Ocula Report Gallery Weekend Berlin: Shows to See By Tessa Moldan, Berlin

First launched in 2012, Gallery Weekend Berlin returns this year between 11 and 13 September 2020 as the leading light of the city's wider art week, which sees exhibitions opening at galleries and institutions alike.

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Huguette Caland: A Movement of Her Own Ocula Report Huguette Caland: A Movement of Her Own By Stephanie Bailey, Doha

Leaving Beirut in 1970, Huguette Caland sought artistic freedom in Paris and later Venice, California, developing an idiosyncratic style of painting defined by delicate, fluid lines and rich colours.

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The Art and Science of Collecting Emerging Art Ocula Report The Art and Science of Collecting Emerging Art By Tolla Sloane, London

Tolla Sloane looks at the art and science of collecting emerging art, focusing on the work of France-Lise McGurn and Holly Hendry.

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Tina Girouard's Elevated Patterns Ocula Report Tina Girouard's Elevated Patterns By Tessa Moldan, London

Occupying and dissolving the boundaries of artmaking, Tina Girouard helped paved the way for New York's experimental art scene of the 1970s.

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Yao Jui-Chung’s Cynical Republic Ocula Report Yao Jui-Chung’s Cynical Republic By Penny Liu, Taipei

The former Air Force Command Headquarters in Taipei, covering an area of ​​70,000 square metres in the city's Da'an District, became a cultural experimentation ground when the Taiwan Living Arts Foundation established the Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB) on the site in 2018. The site's recent show, Yao Jui-Chung's Republic of Cynic...

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Mrinalini Mukherjee: Force(s) of Nature Ocula Report Mrinalini Mukherjee: Force(s) of Nature By Stephanie Bailey, Mumbai

Bagh , which translates to garden, is a fitting title for Jhaveri Contemporary 's current exhibition of works by Mrinalini Mukherjee (29 February–31 July 2020). It was in the garden towns of her youth where Mukherjee developed a deep and enduring relationship with nature that charged her practice. The exhibition marks the first time...

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My Body Holds Its Shape: Curating Responsively in Hong Kong Ocula Report My Body Holds Its Shape: Curating Responsively in Hong Kong By Emily Verla Bovino, Hong Kong

As Hong Kong struggles with Covid-19 and makes sense of a new national security law, Emily Verla Bovino reflects on Tai Kwun Contemporary's group show My Body Holds Its Shape, curated by Xue Tan.

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Frank Walter's Expanding Universe Ocula Report Frank Walter's Expanding Universe By Stephanie Bailey, London

Aside from being a multidisciplinary artist, Walter was also an astonishing polymath, as demonstrated by vitrines filled withphotographs, clippings, musical scores, poems, and notes

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How to Make a Sculpture Park that Doesn’t Suck Ocula Report How to Make a Sculpture Park that Doesn’t Suck By Georges Armaos, London

After researching 75 top sculpture parks and highlighting a 'magnificent seven' parks around the world, Gagosian's Georges Armaos has a formula for creating art sites that succeed publicly, critically, and financially. It's not easy.

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Paris Gallery Weekend: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Paris Gallery Weekend: Exhibitions to See By Tessa Moldan, Paris

Between 2 and 5 July 2020, Paris Gallery Weekend brings together the best of the city's art scene for its seventh edition. This Ocula Lowdown presents a selection of highlights to catch.

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Meditations in an Emergency: Solace and Solidarity at UCCA Ocula Report Meditations in an Emergency: Solace and Solidarity at UCCA By Penny Liu, Beijing

After the longest closure in its history, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing reopens with Meditations in an Emergency—a group show exploring themes of solace and solidarity in the work of 26 artists.

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Melbourne’s Art Scene: Nine Online Programmes Ocula Report Melbourne’s Art Scene: Nine Online Programmes By Tessa Moldan, Melbourne

With Melbourne Art Fair's Viewing Rooms being launched with Ocula between 1 and 7 June 2020, this lowdown provides of further online programmes to connect with the city's scene.

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Gallery Weekend Beijing: Exhibition Lowdown Ocula Report Gallery Weekend Beijing: Exhibition Lowdown By Tessa Moldan, Beijing

Between 22 and 31 May, Gallery Weekend Beijing returns for its fourth edition across 798 Art District. This lowdown provides a selection of exhibitions to catch as spring turns to summer in the capital.

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Exhibitions to See in Hong Kong Ocula Report Exhibitions to See in Hong Kong By Tessa Moldan, Hong Kong

As Hong Kong gradually opens up after months of lockdown, this lowdown provides a selection of exhibitions taking place throughout the summer.

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Taipei Stays Open: Shows to See Ocula Report Taipei Stays Open: Shows to See By Tessa Moldan, Taipei

With Taipei Dangdai launching the online platform Taipei Connections (2–5 May 2020) to connect galleries with collectors prior to the fair's January 2021 edition, we take a look at exhibitions taking place across Taipei's art scene.

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Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Ocula Report Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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Lahore Biennale 02: Past Reminders, Possible Futures Ocula Report Lahore Biennale 02: Past Reminders, Possible Futures By Qalandar Memon, Lahore

Qalandar Memon reviews the 2nd Lahore Biennale, between the sun and the moon, spread across the city in sites that were built and used by three sovereigns—the Mughals, the British, and the postcolonial Pakistan state.

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Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements Ocula Report Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements By Radha Mahendru, Dhaka

Seismic Movements, the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.

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Frieze Los Angeles: Shows to See Ocula Report Frieze Los Angeles: Shows to See By Tessa Moldan, Los Angeles

Los Angeles' art scene has a lot to offer during Frieze Los Angeles, with galleries, non-profits, and museums gearing up for the fair's second edition between 14 and 17 February 2020. In this Ocula Lowdown, Tessa Moldan lists a selection of the city's must-see shows.

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