Artful Manifestations

Published on ocula.com, 24 June 2016 For the first time since 1996, this year’s edition of Manifesta was curated by an artist, German-born Christian Jankowski. Titled What People Do For Money – Some Joint Ventures, the labour-themed biennial was all about collaboration with unnamed specialists. Frankly, it’s not that different from the usual working process of many contemporary artists,…

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Art Basil (sic) Hong Kong

Published on ocula.com, 31 March 2016 I was Brainwashed the Friday before Art Basel Hong Kong kicked off. French street artist, Mr. Brainwash, was holding court—to an audience full of Hong Kong society types, complete with bodyguards, and media—with a spray can in a graffiti decorated shell-space in Lan Kwai Fong. It was one of…

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Garage Full of Baldessari

Following on from a Berlin show that opened a couple of months ago at Sprüth Magers, Californian artist John Baldessari has recently also seen to the opening of his first ever show in Russia at Moscow’s Garage Centre of Contemporary Culture. Co-curated by Garage’s new Chief Curator, Kate Fowle, and Garage International Advisor, Hans Ulrich…

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