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Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus Ocula Report Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus 14 Dec 2018 : Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein for Ocula

Retrospective 1965–2017, Beatriz González's exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (13 October 2018–6 January 2019), presents a selection of 120 works that bear witness to Colombia's political and social upheavals of the last 50 years. Throughout, the link between González's practice and the sociopolitical context it references...

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Ingrid Schaffner Ocula Conversation Ingrid Schaffner Curator, 57th Carnegie International

Founded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie as part of the Carnegie Institute in 1895, Carnegie Museum sought to 'bring the world' to the city with a grand building housing a natural history museum, a library, and an art museum operating as a fluid space for knowledge exchange. In its 123-year history, the institution has built up a world-class...

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Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City Ocula Report Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City 8 Dec 2018 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

The nation-state—a nation (a people) presided over by a governing body with jurisdiction over a defined territory (the state)—is either going through a renaissance or demise, depending on one's perspective. There has been talk about the nation-state's end for years—from a 2013 United States National Intelligence Council report...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Lalla Essaydi, Truth and Beauty at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
26 October 2018–12 January 2019 Lalla Essaydi Truth and Beauty Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
Contemporary art exhibition, ZULKIFLI LEE, Ben Loong, FrictionaL at Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
2 December 2018–27 January 2019 ZULKIFLI LEE, Ben Loong FrictionaL Pearl Lam Galleries, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
Contemporary art exhibition, Boedi Widjaja, Rivers and lakes Tanah dan air 江湖水土 at ShanghART, Singapore
8 December 2018–17 February 2019 Boedi Widjaja Rivers and lakes Tanah dan air 江湖水土 ShanghART, Singapore

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A Change of Scene: Art Stage Singapore 2018 Ocula Report A Change of Scene: Art Stage Singapore 2018 9 Feb 2018 : Diana d'Arenberg for Ocula

This year marked the eighth edition of Art Stage Singapore (26–28 January 2018), founded with the goal of bringing together galleries and art from Southeast Asia under the roof of the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The fair was, in its initial years, seen as Singapore's answer to Art Basel, but with a distinct regional...

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Between abstraction and interaction: A report from Singapore Ocula Report Between abstraction and interaction: A report from Singapore 20 Oct 2016 : Alice Russotti for Ocula

When I first went to see Oh Dear What Can the Matter Be (2016), an installation at Yeo Workshop by Singaporean artist Stephanie Jane Burt, I was reminded of a work by another young, and increasingly recognised Singaporean artist, Dawn Ng, How to Disappear into a Rainbow (2016), which I had seen a few months previously at the Hermes Aloft Space,...

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Face off: The Singapore art scene Ocula Report Face off: The Singapore art scene 19 Jan 2016 : Sherman Sam for Ocula

Contemporary Singapore, as most observers of the island state will know, is a place that has grown enormously successful despite the shock of its early separation from a federation with Malaysia. Celebrating its golden jubilee last year, and branded in typical Singaporean fashion as ‘SG50’, there was excitement in some circles over...

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Dr Eugene Tan Ocula Conversation Dr Eugene Tan Director of the National Gallery Singapore

The much-anticipated National Gallery Singapore opened its doors to the public for the first time on 24 November 2015. Following an extensive renovation by Studio Milou Architecture, the museum now occupies two important historic buildings in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District, the former City Hall and Supreme Court buildings. The...

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Pearl Lam Ocula Conversation Pearl Lam Director and Founder, Pearl Lam Galleries

Pearl Lam started exhibiting and promoting Chinese contemporary art in 1993 when she opened Contrasts, her first gallery in China. Today her eponymous gallery, Pearl Lam Galleries, has spaces in Shanghai, Hong Kong and at Gillman Barracks in Singapore. Over the past two decades, Pearl Lam and her galleries have consistently championed the...

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Natalie King And Youngmi Park Ocula Conversation Natalie King And Youngmi Park Co-Curators, 'Episodes: Australian Photography Now', Dong Gang International Photo Festival

Now in its 13th edition, the Dong Gang International Photo Festival takes place in the city of Yeongwol, about 3 hours drive east of Seoul. Since 2009, guest curators from different countries have been invited to curate an exhibition for the Festival, including France, Germany, USA, Japan and UK. This year the invitation was extended to...

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David Ciclitira Ocula Conversation David Ciclitira Founder, Global Eye Programme

David and Serenella Ciclitira established the Global Eye Programme in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery in 2008, with the aim of supporting emerging artists.In 2009 the Global Eye Programme launched a series of international touring exhibitions and publications, providing emerging Asian artists with opportunities to showcase their work....

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul Ocula Conversation Apichatpong Weerasethakul Filmmaker and Artist, Thailand

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is an artist and filmmaker born and based in Thailand. He first studied architecture at Khon Kaen University before completing an MA in film-making at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Despite exhibiting his film and videos internationally and participating in large exhibitions like the 55th Carnegie...

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MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS: DINH Q. LÊ Related Press MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS: DINH Q. LÊ ArtAsiaPacific : 4 July 2018

In his solo exhibition at Singapore's STPI—Creative Workshop & Gallery, titled Monuments and Memorials, multidisciplinary artist Dinh Q. Lê pursued the cultural and political trajectories of Cambodia through distinct moments in its history, interweaving lovely imagery of stone friezes from the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex with stark...

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Singapore Art Week Related Press Singapore Art Week art agenda : 23 February 2018

Developed by the Singapore government in 2013 in an attempt to create hype around the fair Art Stage Singapore, Singapore Art Week (SAW) is a loose collection of events organized by museums, art spaces, and cultural producers. This year’s edition featured a series of festivals that turned the Civic District’s museums into glowing canvases for art...

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Singapore Art Week 2018 The East Gears Up For Top Art Event Related Press Singapore Art Week 2018 The East Gears Up For Top Art Event Artlyst : 13 January 2018

Singapore rolls out the welcome mat to lovers of international art for Singapore Art Week 2018. This vibrant visual art showcase takes place from 17-28 January.The 12-day celebration, now in its sixth year, stretches between venues across Singapore. Museums and galleries host some exciting events in precincts, and iconic destinations including the...

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“Of Fragments and Impressions”: Filipino artists Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan at STPI, Singapore Related Press “Of Fragments and Impressions”: Filipino artists Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan at STPI, Singapore Art Radar : 27 October 2017

Brisbane- and Manila-based artist couple, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, have travelled to many parts of the world. The installation artists often work closely with the communities they enter, creating site-specific artworks that explore themes of home, longing and loss. "It is always a collective effort," says Isabel Aquilizan. As their...

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“Beating a rainbow to death”: Singaporean artist Jeremy Sharma – in conversation Related Press “Beating a rainbow to death”: Singaporean artist Jeremy Sharma – in conversation Art Radar : 16 September 2017

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...

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The Nature Museum THE INSTITUTE OF CRITICAL ZOOLOGISTS Related Press The Nature Museum THE INSTITUTE OF CRITICAL ZOOLOGISTS ArtAsiaPacific : 12 September 2017

Devised as a collaboration between artist Robert Zhao Renhui and playwright Joel Tan, the performance-lecture and exhibition The Nature Museum was a theatrical venture into museological waters. By adopting the roles of archivists of the Institute of Critical Zoologists, Zhao and Tan took their audience on an informal tour, encouraging one to drift...

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Ghosts and Spectres digs up the past Related Press Ghosts and Spectres digs up the past The Business Times : 8 September 2017

There are two sides to every story - so the old adage goes. The idea is that the truth value of a story can be a nebulous thing that depends on who is telling it. But at the same time, we are taught history as a matter of immovable fact. It is understood to be an official record of the key dates, significant places and pivotal people who have...

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A Matter of Perspective: 15 years of Singapore’s STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery – director interview Related Press A Matter of Perspective: 15 years of Singapore’s STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery – director interview Art Radar : 16 August 2017

Part of Singapore’s national Visual Arts Cluster of regional leading institutions alongside National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum, STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery was founded in 2002 and is celebrating 15 years in 2017. STPI is a dynamic creative workshop and contemporary art gallery, committed to the promotion of artistic...

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Recent Events

Contemporary art exhibition, Gillman Barracks  at Ocula Editions, Auckland
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Contemporary art exhibition, MIA&D Fair Singapore at Ocula Editions, Auckland
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Contemporary art exhibition, Art Stage Singapore at Ocula Editions, Auckland
16–19 Jan 2014 Art Stage Singapore
Contemporary art exhibition, Singapore Art Week at Ocula Editions, Auckland
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