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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Latest Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze Ocula Insight Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze By Tessa Moldan, London

For her second solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in London, Ella Kruglyanskaya's compositions signal the many possibilities of paint.

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City Guide: London and its Contemporary Art Spaces and Exhibitions

London's most anticipated commercial art event is, arguably, the annual Frieze Art Fair. Featuring curated sections, talks programmes, and more than 160 of the world's most outstanding galleries, the week-long fair in October is the Frieze brand's prized flagship, even with editions in New York and Los Angeles. Over at Somerset House, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair takes place over five days. Recent editions have included a series of special projects, a forum, and a talks programme.

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But, of course, London is more than a pit stop for mega-collectors and star curators: it is home to countless artist-run initiatives and not-for-profits that have long formed the beating heart of the city's arts ecology. In South London, 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning focuses on supporting BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, and Refugee) artists and curators in breaking through the art-world's racial and socio-economic barriers. For over 30 years, their aim has been to foster sustainability and an enduring sense of community. Turf Projects, the first contemporary art space run by artists in Croydon, has a similarly communal ethos behind its dynamic programme of exhibitions and public events. Founded in 2013 and located in two former retail units, Turf showcases the work of emerging and established, as well as local and international, artists.

Meanwhile, the itinerant b.Dewitt Gallery—a self-described 'entry point to the international art scene for U.K. based artists'—combines the responsiveness of an artist-run initiative with the ambition of a bricks and mortar gallery. In Islington, Cubitt fosters critical, peer-led activity including a locally-focused art education programme, while South London Gallery's collection and history, dating as far back as the 19th century, has proved no impediment to staying as relevant as its non-collecting counterparts.

In East London, Chisenhale Gallery has made its name over the years as a bellwether of contemporary art, commissioning new works by the likes of Rosalind Nashashibi, Ed Atkins, Amalia Pica, Park McArthur, and Hannah Black, during the formative stages of their careers. Similarly, Gasworks in Vauxhall is best-known for its solo exhibitions and public events—but its residency and studio programmes are just as worthy of acclaim. A half-hour away from Gasworks, you can experience Auto Italia's commissioned collaborations with emerging artists, many of whom go on to exhibit all over Europe. And across the city, in northwest London's Waterlow Park, LUX—Europe's largest distributor of artists' film and video—showcases the best in moving-image, including the work of several Turner Prize winners and nominees. Check out their latest offering before strolling through Waterlow Park en route to the nearby Highgate cemetery, where you will find the tombs of Karl Marx, George Eliot, and Malcolm McLaren.

For those in London from January through February, the international gallery exchange CONDO—where host galleries share their spaces with visiting galleries—brings together some of the world's most talked about artists. Founded in 2016 by Vanessa Carlos of Carlos/Ishikawa in Whitechapel, whose own roster of artists includes art stars Oscar Murillo and Korakrit Arunanondchai, CONDO has expanded to include Mexico City, New York, Shanghai, Athens, and São Paolo. Its list of participants—all worth visiting at any time of the year—reads like a veritable roll call of London's most exciting small- to mid-scale private galleries: Southard Reid, Arcadia Missa, Rodeo, Pilar Corrias (all in West London); Project Native Informant, Hollybush Gardens, Kate MacGarry, Emalin, Union Pacific, Modern Art, The Approach, Maureen Paley (all in East London); Green Grassi and The Sunday Painter (both in South London).

The annual Serpentine pavilion commission is possibly the trademark London art event, for which the gallery invites renowned architects to design temporary structures in Hyde Park. With collaborators like Herzog de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, and SANAA, it is no surprise that the pavilion attracts as much international attention.

London's larger galleries and museums exert their own force with a revolving programme that ranges from early career to blue-chip. Head to The Photographers' Gallery to see the best in lens-based art, the Royal Academy for its crowd-pleasing exhibitions and annual summer show, or stop by The Barbican and experience the surrounding brutalist complex that is one of London's great architectural marvels. At Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery, give yourself several hours to see one of its large-scale exhibitions before heading to the Institute of Contemporary Art, which has recently emerged as London's home of cutting edge film programming.

An experience of London's art world would be incomplete without a trip to Tate Britain or, the most popular modern art museum in the world, Tate Modern. For smaller crowds but no less stimulating shows, visit Camden Arts Centre, Serpentine Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, or the recently inaugurated Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art (designed by Turner Prize-winning architects, Assemble). Finish with a trip to see the National Portrait Gallery's storied collection and Victoria & Albert Museum—home of epoch-making blockbusters such as Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and David Bowie Is.


Current Exhibition | London
27 March–16 May 2020
Niele Toroni
Marian Goodman Gallery View Exhibition
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery.
Current Exhibition | London
26 March–9 May 2020
Group Exhibition

A Relationship of Parts: Christy Matson and Taylor Kibby

Timothy Taylor View Exhibition
Courtesy Timothy Taylor.
Current Exhibition | London
26 March–11 May 2020
T'ang Haywen

Inks

HdM GALLERY View Exhibition
Courtesy HdM GALLERY.
Current Exhibition
19 March–16 May 2020
Pablo Picasso

The Ceramics

Huxley-Parlour View Exhibition
Current Exhibition
19 March–18 April 2020
Ella Walker

Cosmati Floor and Wax Fruit

Huxley-Parlour View Exhibition
Ella Walker, Winged Victory (2020) (detail). Courtesy Huxley-Parlour. 
Current Exhibition | London
12 March–2 May 2020
Hugh Hayden

American Food

Lisson Gallery View Exhibition
Hugh Hayden, Jazz 1 (2019) (detail). Seasoned cast iron. 40.6 x 27 x 10.2 cm / 16 x 10 5/8 x 4 inches. Courtesy Lisson Gallery.
Current Exhibition | London
12 March–2 May 2020
Dom Sylvester Houédard

tantric poetries

Lisson Gallery View Exhibition
Dom Sylvester Houédard, ON THE ENCLOSED LEAF OUT PETITION TO TIME BEFORE THE NO ACT OF UN DOING (1967) (detail). Vinyl plastic laminate. 15.6 x 15.2 cm / 6 1/8 x 6 inches. © Dom Sylvester Houédard. Courtesy Lisson Gallery.
Current Exhibition | London
12 March–25 April 2020
Rineke Dijkstra
Marian Goodman Gallery View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Rineke Dijkstra, Marian Goodman Gallery, London (12 March–25 April 2020). Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery.
Current Exhibition | London
12 March–18 April 2020
Genesis Tramaine

Parables of Nana

Almine Rech View Exhibition

Genesis Tramaine, Parable of Nana (2020). Acrylic, Spray Paint, Jesus, Oil Sticks. 152 x 183 cm / 60 x 72 inches. © Genesis Tramaine. Courtesy the Artist and Almine Rech. Photo: Matthew Kroening.

Current Exhibition | London
10 March–23 May 2020
Ella Kruglyanskaya

This is a Robbery

Thomas Dane Gallery View Exhibition
Ella Kruglyanskaya, LA Mugs (2019) (detail). Oil on linen. © Ella Kruglyanskaya. Courtesy Thomas Dane Gallery.
Current Exhibition | London
7 March–19 April 2020
Group Exhibition

Bureau de Change

Campoli Presti View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, Bureau de Change Curated by Raoul Klooker, Campoli Presti, London (7 March–19 April 2020). Courtesy Campoli Presti. 
Current Exhibition | London
6 March–18 April 2020
Bridget Riley

Studies: 1984–1997

David Zwirner View Exhibition
Bridget Riley, February 6 (1987) (detail). Courtesy David Zwirner.
Current Exhibition | London
6 March–18 April 2020
Paul Klee

Late Klee

David Zwirner View Exhibition
Paul Klee, Regen=und Sturmangriff (Rain and storm attack) (1939) (detail). © Klee Family. Courtesy David Zwirner. Photo: Kerry McFate.
Current Exhibition | London
6 March–9 May 2020
Group Exhibition

This Corrosion

Modern Art View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, This Corrosion, Modern Art, Helmet Row, London (6 March–9 May 2020). Courtesy Modern Art. 
Current Exhibition
4 March–18 April 2020
Barry Flanagan

Alchemy of the Theatre

Waddington Custot View Exhibition
Courtesy Waddington Custot.
Current Exhibition | London
29 February–5 April 2020
Nick Relph

How Long Is How Long Is the Coast of Britain, Britain?

Herald St View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Nick Relph, How Long Is How Long Is the Coast of Britain, Britain?, Herald St, London (29 February–5 April 2020). Courtesy the artist and Herald St, London. Photo: Andy Keate.
Current Exhibition | London
28 February–18 April 2020
Donna Huanca

WET SLIT

Simon Lee Gallery View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Donna Huanca, WET SLIT, Simon Lee Gallery, London (28 February–18 April 2020).Courtesy Simon Lee Gallery. Photo: Ben Westoby.
Current Exhibition | London
28 February–4 April 2020
Group Exhibition

The New Verge

Gazelli Art House View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, The New Verge, Gazelli Art House, London (28 February–4 April 2020). Courtesy Gazelli Art House.
Current Exhibition | London
28 February–25 April 2020
Chung Sang-Hwa

Excavations, 1964–78

Lévy Gorvy View Exhibition

Exhibition view, Chung Sang-Hwa, Excavations, 1964-78, Lévy Gorvy, London (28 February–25 April 2020). Courtesy Lévy Gorvy. Photo: Stephen White.

Current Exhibition | London
28 February–25 April 2020
Tim Stoner

Al-Andalus

Modern Art View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Tim Stoner, Al-Andalus, Modern Art, London (28 February–25 April 2020). Courtesy Modern Art. 
Current Exhibition | London
27 February–9 April 2020
Jim Lambie

NORTHERN SOUL

Sadie Coles HQ View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Jim Lambie, NORTHERN SOUL, Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street, London (27 February–9 April 2020). Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ.
Current Exhibition
14 February–4 April 2020
Rose Finn-Kelcey
Kate MacGarry View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Rose Finn-Kelcey, Kate MacGarry, London (14 February–4 April 2020). Courtesy Kate MacGarry. Photo: Angus Mill. 
Current Exhibition
14 February–10 April 2020
Cathie Pilkington and Pierre Molinier

The Covering

Karsten Schubert View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Cathie Pilkington and Pierre Molinier, The Covering, Karsten Schubert, London (14 February–20 March 2020). Courtesy Karsten Schubert.
Current Exhibition | London
12 February–17 April 2020
Rob and Nick Carter

Dark Factory Portraits

Ben Brown Fine Arts View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Rob and Nick Carter, Dark Factory Portraits, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London (12 February–17 April 2020). Courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts.
Current Exhibition | London
7 February–30 April 2020
Gianfranco Zappettini

The Golden Age

Mazzoleni View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Gianfranco Zappettini, The Golden Age, Mazzoleni, London (7 February–11 April 2020). Courtesy Mazzoleni London-Torino.
Current Exhibition | London
7 February–2 May 2020
Alina Szapocznikow

To Exalt the Ephemeral: Alina Szapocznikow, 1962 – 1972

Hauser & Wirth View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Alina Szapocznikow, To Exalt the Ephemeral: Alina Szapocznikow, 1962 – 1972, Hauser & Wirth, London (7 February–2 May 2020). © ADAGP, Paris. Courtesy the Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris / and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Alex Delfanne.
Current Exhibition | London
7 February–2 May 2020
Isa Genzken

Window

Hauser & Wirth View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Isa Genzken, Window, Hauser & Wirth, London (7 February–2 May 2020). © Isa Genzken / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Buchholz Cologne / Berlin / New York. Photo: Alex Delfanne.
Current Exhibition
1 February–19 April 2020
Ann-Marie James

Alchemy at Poole Museum

Karsten Schubert View Exhibition
Ann-Marie James, Midas 3, 2019
Current Exhibition | London
17 January–19 April 2020
Peter Fischli / David Weiss

Should I paint a pirate ship on my car with an armed figure on it holding a decapitated head by the hair?

Sprüth Magers View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Should I paint a pirate ship on my car with an armed figure on it holding a decapitated head by the hair?, Sprüth Magers, London (16 January–19 April 2020). Courtesy Sprüth Magers. Photo: Stephen White.
Upcoming Exhibition | London
1 April–22 May 2020
Group Exhibition

I See You

Victoria Miro View Exhibition
Chantal Joffe, Herb on the Red Stool (2019). Oil on board. 201 x 90 cm / 79 1/8 x 35 3/8 inches. © Chantal Joffe. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro.
Upcoming Exhibition
15 May–27 June 2020
Fabienne Verdier

The Vortex Paintings

Waddington Custot View Exhibition
Courtesy Waddington Custot. 
Upcoming Exhibition
5 June–10 July 2020
Rana Begum
Kate MacGarry View Exhibition
Rana Begum, No. 793 (2018). Courtesy Kate MacGarry.
Upcoming Exhibition | London
5 June–31 July 2020
Alice Neel

There’s still another I see

Victoria Miro View Exhibition
Left: Alice Neel, My Mother (detail) (1930). Right: Alice Neel, My Mother (detail) (1952) © The Estate of Alice Neel. Courtesy The Estate of Alice Neel and Victoria Miro.
Upcoming Exhibition | London
12 June–31 July 2020
María Berrío
Victoria Miro View Exhibition
María Berrío in her Brooklyn studio (2019). Photo: Kyle Dorosz.

Current Exhibitions In London

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Contemporary art exhibition, Niele Toroni, Niele Toroni at Marian Goodman Gallery, London
27 March–16 May 2020 Niele Toroni Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, T'ang Haywen, Inks at HdM GALLERY, London
26 March–11 May 2020 T'ang Haywen Inks HdM GALLERY, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Pablo Picasso, The Ceramics at Huxley-Parlour, London
19 March–16 May 2020 Pablo Picasso The Ceramics Huxley-Parlour, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Ella Walker, Cosmati Floor and Wax Fruit at Huxley-Parlour, London
19 March–18 April 2020 Ella Walker Cosmati Floor and Wax Fruit Huxley-Parlour, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Hugh Hayden, American Food at Lisson Gallery, London
12 March–2 May 2020 Hugh Hayden American Food Lisson Gallery, Bell Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Dom Sylvester Houédard, tantric poetries at Lisson Gallery, London
12 March–2 May 2020 Dom Sylvester Houédard tantric poetries Lisson Gallery, Lisson Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Rineke Dijkstra, Rineke Dijkstra at Marian Goodman Gallery, London
12 March–25 April 2020 Rineke Dijkstra Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Genesis Tramaine, Parables of Nana at Almine Rech, London
12 March–18 April 2020 Genesis Tramaine Parables of Nana Almine Rech, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Ella Kruglyanskaya, This is a Robbery at Thomas Dane Gallery, London
10 March–23 May 2020 Ella Kruglyanskaya This is a Robbery Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Bureau de Change at Campoli Presti, London
7 March–19 April 2020 Group Exhibition Bureau de Change Campoli Presti, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Bridget Riley, Studies: 1984–1997 at David Zwirner, London
6 March–18 April 2020 Bridget Riley Studies: 1984–1997 David Zwirner, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Paul Klee, Late Klee at David Zwirner, London
6 March–18 April 2020 Paul Klee Late Klee David Zwirner, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, This Corrosion at Modern Art, London
6 March–9 May 2020 Group Exhibition This Corrosion Modern Art, Helmet Row
Contemporary art exhibition, Barry Flanagan, Alchemy of the Theatre at Waddington Custot, London
4 March–18 April 2020 Barry Flanagan Alchemy of the Theatre Waddington Custot, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Nick Relph, How Long Is How Long Is the Coast of Britain, Britain? at Herald St, London
29 February–5 April 2020 Nick Relph How Long Is How Long Is the Coast of Britain, Britain? Herald St, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Donna Huanca, WET SLIT at Simon Lee Gallery, London
28 February–18 April 2020 Donna Huanca WET SLIT Simon Lee Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The New Verge at Gazelli Art House, London
28 February–4 April 2020 Group Exhibition The New Verge Gazelli Art House, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Chung Sang-Hwa, Excavations, 1964–78 at Lévy Gorvy, London
28 February–25 April 2020 Chung Sang-Hwa Excavations, 1964–78 Lévy Gorvy, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Tim Stoner, Al-Andalus at Modern Art, London
28 February–25 April 2020 Tim Stoner Al-Andalus Modern Art, Vyner Street
Contemporary art exhibition, Jim Lambie, NORTHERN SOUL at Sadie Coles HQ, London
27 February–9 April 2020 Jim Lambie NORTHERN SOUL Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street
Contemporary art exhibition, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Rose Finn-Kelcey at Kate MacGarry, London
14 February–4 April 2020 Rose Finn-Kelcey Kate MacGarry, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Cathie Pilkington and Pierre Molinier, The Covering at Karsten Schubert, London
14 February–10 April 2020 Cathie Pilkington and Pierre Molinier The Covering Karsten Schubert, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Rob and Nick Carter, Dark Factory Portraits at Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
12 February–17 April 2020 Rob and Nick Carter Dark Factory Portraits Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Gianfranco Zappettini, The Golden Age at Mazzoleni, London
7 February–30 April 2020 Gianfranco Zappettini The Golden Age Mazzoleni, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Isa Genzken, Window at Hauser & Wirth, London
7 February–2 May 2020 Isa Genzken Window Hauser & Wirth, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Ann-Marie James, Alchemy at Poole Museum at Karsten Schubert, London
1 February–19 April 2020 Ann-Marie James Alchemy at Poole Museum Karsten Schubert, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, I See You at Victoria Miro, London
1 April–22 May 2020 Group Exhibition I See You Victoria Miro, Wharf Road, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Fabienne Verdier, The Vortex Paintings at Waddington Custot, London
15 May–27 June 2020 Fabienne Verdier The Vortex Paintings Waddington Custot, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Rana Begum, Rana Begum at Kate MacGarry, London
5 June–10 July 2020 Rana Begum Kate MacGarry, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Alice Neel, There’s still another I see at Victoria Miro, London
5 June–31 July 2020 Alice Neel There’s still another I see Victoria Miro, Wharf Road, London
Contemporary art exhibition, María Berrío, María Berrío at Victoria Miro, London
12 June–31 July 2020 María Berrío Victoria Miro, Wharf Road, London

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Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze Ocula Insight Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze By Tessa Moldan, London

For her second solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in London, Ella Kruglyanskaya's compositions signal the many possibilities of paint.

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Who is Max Mara Prize Winner Emma Talbot? Ocula News Who is Max Mara Prize Winner Emma Talbot? London, 11 March 2020

Talbot will undertake a residency in Italy as the recipient of Britain’s only major prize for female visual artists.

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Alina Szapocznikow: Bodies in Pieces Ocula Insight Alina Szapocznikow: Bodies in Pieces By Stephanie Bailey, London

To Exalt the Ephemeral: Alina Szapocznikow, 1962–1972 at Hauser & Wirth in London (7 February–2 May 2020) is Alina Szapocznikow's first solo presentation in the U.K. since The Hepworth Wakefield's survey in 2017.

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Who is Auction Sensation Amoako Boafo? Ocula News Who is Auction Sensation Amoako Boafo? London, 21 February 2020

A portrait by the artist from Ghana obliterated estimates in London last week.

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