Melbourne Now!

The National Gallery of Victoria is usually one of my first pit-stops when I’m back in Melbourne. I’ve spent many a blissful afternoon there on art-class pilgrimages or to take a breather from my day. Last December on a trip to visit the parentals I was lured back to the NGV by Melbourne Now, an…

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The Arts and Museum Summit, Hong Kong

As published on ocula.com, 28 November 2013 It has a slew of new international galleries which have only in the last half a decade started making a presence in the city; it is now the world’s third largest secondary art market at auction; and earlier this year it had its first Art Basel HK art…

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Ick bin Berliner

Countless artists, musicians and writers have flocked to Berlin over the years to recharge and seek inspiration: Christopher Isherwood, David Bowie, Nick Cave, Iggy Pop (the city seems to come with its own soundtrack). In the 1920s Berlin was all about the decadence and modernism of Weimar culture, the stomping ground of intellectuals and artists…

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Rudolf Stingel at Palazzo Grassi

One of my favourite exhibitions during the 55th Venice Biennale is Italian-born, New York-based Rudolf Stingel‘s solo at the Francois Pinault owned Palazzo Grassi. The exhibition takes wall-to-wall carpeting to a whole new level, as every inch of floor and wall space (that’s 50,000 square feet of floor and 30,000 square feet of wall in…

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