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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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Baku

Azerbaijan

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Terra at Gazelli Art House, Baku
23 November 2018–1 March 2019 Group Exhibition Terra Gazelli Art House, Baku
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, 1918 at Gazelli Art House, Baku
24 May–30 September 2018 Group Exhibition 1918 Gazelli Art House, Baku
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Domestic Alien at Gazelli Art House, Baku
18 November 2017–31 March 2018 Group Exhibition Domestic Alien Gazelli Art House, Baku
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, the approach at Gazelli Art House, Baku
23 June–17 September 2017 Group Exhibition the approach Gazelli Art House, Baku

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Suad Garayeva Ocula Conversation Suad Garayeva Curatorial Director, YARAT Contemporary Art Centre

Suad Garayeva is Curatorial Director of YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, overseeing YARAT’s permanent collection and temporary exhibition programme. Previously she worked as a curator and a specialist in Contemporary Art from Russia and the CIS at Sotheby's, London, curating the pioneering At the Crossroads exhibitions, which introduced...

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Review: Aida Mahmudova's 'Passing By...' at Leila Heller Related Press Review: Aida Mahmudova's 'Passing By...' at Leila Heller ArtAsiaPacific : 23 June 2015

Painting one’s homeland, especially one like Azerbaijan, tucked away between the Caspian Sea and the Lesser Caucasus mountain range, can be tricky. Recreating the charm of the unfamiliar, and the lure of exoticism, often places undue expectations on artists. But Aida Mahmudova’s deeply emotive landscape paintings in “Passing...

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Contemporary Art in Baku Related Press Contemporary Art in Baku Art Radar : 13 June 2015

As the capital of Azerbaijan and the largest city in the Caucasus, Baku has much to offer due to its unusual mixture of cultures and traditions. Baku welcomes the 1st European Games on 12 June 2015 and its streets are simultaneously being transformed by the 3rd Public Art Festival organised by YARAT Contemporary Art Space. Art Radar looks into this...

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