Tag: Stephane Ackermann
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,…
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…
A Life Aquatic : Interview with Hera Büyüktaşçiyan
Published by Art International, September 2015 Istanbul-based artist Hera Büyüktaşçıyan has a storyteller’s skill of imbuing the prosaic with a sense of poetry and beauty. With a few ordinary objects her installations can tell a story that will transport you to another world and time, filling the space in which they are placed with magic,…
Another month, another art fair. With over 200 fairs held every year, I feel like a hamster stuck on an ever-spinning wheel. I just can’t seem to hop off, and after several years of this it has all become a bit of a blur. There isn’t a city to be visited that hasn’t already created…
Art Basel HK: It’s a Wrap!
Well, Art Basel Hong Kong has been and gone, summer art fair season has ended, and vacation is upon us. There have been plenty of posts on the Basel brand’s inaugural HK fair, so why add another to the pile? Really I just wanted an excuse to post lots and lots of pics of my…
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