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Thao Nguyen Phan: Dangerous Optimism Ocula Conversation Thao Nguyen Phan: Dangerous Optimism Tessa Moldan, Brussels

With Monsoon Melody on view at WIELS, Brussels, her largest solo exhibition to date, Thao Nguyen Phan discusses her transition to film to explore colonial legacies and ecological destruction in Vietnam.

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Frieze Los Angeles: Shows to See Ocula Report Frieze Los Angeles: Shows to See Tessa Moldan, Los Angeles

Los Angeles' art scene has a lot to offer during Frieze Los Angeles, with galleries, non-profits, and museums gearing up for the fair's second edition between 14 and 17 February 2020. In this Ocula Lowdown, Tessa Moldan lists a selection of the city's must-see shows.

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Jaki Irvine's Manifesto on Life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin Ocula Insight Jaki Irvine's Manifesto on Life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin Apoorva Rajagopal, Dublin

Ack Ro' , Jaki Irvine's reflection on the fragility of life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, is an 'ambitious, holistic installation' staged like a 'wild disarray of interconnected yet fragmented pieces'.

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Lucerne Art Guide

Switzerland

Previous Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Tanya Goel, Equations in a Variable at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
14 November 2019–1 February 2020 Tanya Goel Equations in a Variable Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Not Vital, Che fasch? at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
12 September–2 November 2019 Not Vital Che fasch? Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Julia Steiner, Fragmente der Welten at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
31 August 2019 Julia Steiner Fragmente der Welten Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Zhang Xuerui, The Everyday as Ontology at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
6 June–17 August 2019 Zhang Xuerui The Everyday as Ontology Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Cao Yu, FEMME FATALE at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
17 April–25 May 2019 Cao Yu FEMME FATALE Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Rebekka Steiger, wild is the wind at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
14 February–30 March 2019 Rebekka Steiger wild is the wind Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Mirko Baselgia, Habitat at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
23 November 2018–2 February 2019 Mirko Baselgia Habitat Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Ju Ting, Ju Ting at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
13 September–30 October 2018 Ju Ting Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne

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Galerie Urs Meile announces Yan Xing’s 'Nuit et brouillard' opening Jan. 12 at the Lucerne gallery Related Press Galerie Urs Meile announces Yan Xing’s 'Nuit et brouillard' opening Jan. 12 at the Lucerne gallery 8 February 2016, Cafa Art Info

This exhibition will feature a series of new works in a variety of different media, including installation, photography, space, and design, that explore the many layers of negativity through the process of artistic language. Yan Xing has always had a keen interest in the mechanisms of how histories and canons are built, and the divergent...

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Set on Lake Lucerne, where the Swiss Alps begin, the compact medieval city of Lucerne has long been renowned for its spectacular natural surroundings, architecture and unparalleled collections of modern art. With a small but burgeoning contemporary art scene forging significant connections and spaces for innovation, the Swiss-German city is rapidly rising to rival its larger, flashier Swiss counterparts.

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Once a refuge for composer Richard Wagner, Lucerne possesses historical and ongoing cultural significance. Amidst the pristine Swiss medieval and Renaissance architecture one finds art treasures of the past. Topping the list is Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen's Lion Monument (1819–1821), which honours the Swiss mercenaries killed in the 1792 storming of Paris' Tuileries Palace. Another treasure is Edouard Castres' grand circular panorama The Arrival of General Bourbaki's Army at Les Verrières (1881), installed in its Lucerne rotunda in 1889. Established as the Kunstpanorama in 1996, the Kunsthalle Luzern is based in the Bourbaki Panorama building and focused on the exhibition and discussion of local, national, and international art, and also acts as a documentation repository for Central Swiss artists.

A pinnacle art attraction housed in a neoclassical building, the Rosengart Collection (the private collection of art dealer Angela Rosengart) is a pre-eminent gallery of European modernist art. Open to the public since 2002, the collection boasts over 200 works by Impressionist and modernist masters including Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, Klee, Modigliani, and Dufy. Established in 1992 Galerie Urs Meile has played an integral role in the introduction and dissemination of a range of contemporary art methods and styles in Lucerne. With an outpost in Beijing, the gallery sustains a strong international connection, facilitating an exchange of art and artists between the two cities.

Moving between various locations since its establishment in 1873, the Kunstmuseum Luzern has built up a significant collection of historical and contemporary works while consistently engaging with and nurturing avantgarde art within and beyond the region. Occupying the fourth floor of Jean Nouvel's Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre (KKL) since 2000, the Kunstmuseum's exhibition programmes use the institution's historic collection as a backdrop to focus on contemporary art.

Alongside the newly established Kunstpavillon (opened in 2017), numerous smaller semi-permanent gallery spaces dot the city, including Museum im Bellpark, Galerie gummi-entli, and the KALI Gallery, providing a stage for new and up-and-coming Swiss artists from a diverse range of genres. Beyond the conventional gallery space, the LA Collection'Air sculpture park located on the territory of Château Gütsch showcases various unique sculptures and installations by several Russian artists.

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