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ECHAKHCH, Latifa; A chaque stencil une revolution...

Born in Morocco and raised and educated in France, Latifa Echakhch draws on objects and motifs relating to her Moroccan heritage as well as from her experience of European and North American post-war…

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Édouard Vuillard, The Hessel’s drawing room (Le salon des Hessel), c.1905

Modern life is a term so often associated with European art of the late nineteenth-century, particularly in France where the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists had placed it at the centre of their…

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EGGLESTON, William; Untitled

Tennessee-born William Eggleston, known as the 'father of colour photography', radically changed the way colour photography came to be seen as an art form. He worked with this medium from the mid…

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Empire and Image

The relationship between Britain and its colonies — in India, in particular — has a complex and contested history. Britain became an enormously powerful imperial nation during Queen Victoria’s reign…

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ESA, Sulaiman, Garden of mystery I

Though trained in England, France and the United States, Sulaiman Esa came to question Western modes of perceiving the world in life and art. Returning to Malaysia in 1968, he produced a series of…

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EZAWA, Kota; Lennon Sontag Beuys

In 1998, contemporary artist Kota Ezawa stopped making films with ‘live’ actors and began working with computer animation. The ‘constructed-ness’ of animation, crystallised for Ezawa a means to…

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FAJARDO, Brenda, From ‘Cards of life – Women’s series’

Brenda Fajardo’s prints and paintings consistently address social and political issues while drawing on folk art, figurative painting and, in this series, the imagery and visual arrangement of tarot…

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FANG, Lijun, 980810

This painting of a yawning, shaven-headed man appearing behind an inexplicably jubilant crowd is emblematic of the style dubbed Cynical Realism by critics, which parodies state-sanctioned Socialist…

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fatmi, mounir; The angel's black leg

Moroccan artist mounir fatmi’s keen eye was developed as a child by the local flea market, where the sounds, smells and images of local and imported products competed for attention.(1) His…

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FAVARETTO, Lara; Gummo IV

Working predominantly in sculpture, Italian artist Lara Favaretto constructs tragicomic situations that reveal the absurdity and pathos of everyday life and commonplace objects. Favaretto calls her…

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FINCH, Spencer; The Light at Lascaux (Cave Entrance), September 29, 2005, 5:27 PM, 2005

Spencer Finch explores the peculiarities of human perception, bringing a combination of poetic sensibility and scientific rigour to a range of media, including painting, drawing, photography and…

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FOROUHAR, Parastou; Swanrider

Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar is increasingly heralded as an important new face in the fields of photography and installation art. Mobilising the ornamental motifs of Persian miniatures as well as…

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GABORI, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally; Dibirdibi Country

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori) was born around 1924 on the south side of Bentinck Island, of the South Wellesley Island Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Her Kaiadilt language name,…

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GILL, Simryn, Pooja/Loot

Simryn Gill's personal history of shifting between different geographies, cultures and languages has deeply influenced the development of her artistic practice. Pooja/Loot is an early work created…

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GILL, Simryn; Dalam

This work is a series of 260 colour photographs of common living areas from homes across Malaysia which Simryn Gill photographed in June and July 2001. The title of the work is the Malay word meaning…

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GILL, Simryn; Pooja/Loot

Born in Singapore in 1959, Simryn Gill grew up in Port Dickson, Malaysia, travelling to Jaipur, India to complete high school and then Britain for further study. Gill's personal history is complex,…

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GUAN Wei; Echo

Guan Wei draws on both his Chinese heritage and his contemporary experience of Australia, his adopted homeland. In Echo, Guan Wei has appropriated Jiu Ri Shi Cheng Tu Juan, a landscape painting by…

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HARRIS, Brent; Station X (The disrobing)

Prominent Australian painter and printmaker Brent Harris treads the lines between figuration and abstraction. This important early work illustrates Harris’s journey from geometric abstraction and the…

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HARSHA, N.S., We come, we eat and we sleep

NS Harsha’s work includes drawing, painting, murals, rangoli (traditional powdered floor designs) on paper (traditional powdered floor designs) and community-based projects. Harsha has stated that…

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HARSONO, FX, Demokrasi

This sequence of photographs, which spells out the word ‘democracy’ in sign language, is Indonesian artist FX Harsono’s plea on behalf of those without a voice. The last hand is tied with rope.…

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HASHIM, Ismail, Seats of bicycles of Penang port labourers

A graphic designer, painter and educator, Ismail Hashim was best known for his meticulously hand-coloured black-and-white photographs of daily Malaysian life. Hashim chose to work in photography for…

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HAZOUME, Romuald

Romuald Hazoumé is a Beninese artist of Yoruba origin — one of the largest ethnic groups in West Africa. He was brought up in a Catholic family but has kept close contact with the Vordun culture, a…

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HAZOUME, Romuald

The photographic works Avion de Terre and La Roulotte by Romuald Hazoume document a ubiquitous scene in Porto Novo and other Beninese cities: plastic jerry cans hanging precariously on motorcycles and…

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HÖLLER, Carsten; Left/Right Slide

Carsten Holler worked as a biologist before becoming an artist, and his art works might be thought of as experiments that act on the viewer in surprising ways. He has stated that experience is the…

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HUANG Yong Ping; Ressort

A gigantic aluminium snake skeleton that spirals 53 metres from ceiling to floor, Ressort 2012 was the centrepiece of APT7, installed in the Watermall. A major work by one of the leading figures in…

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IIMURA, Takahiko; Performance: AIUEONN Six Features

Takahiko Iimura, born in Tokyo in 1937, graduated from Keio University, Tokyo, in 1959. In the 1960s Iimura began working in experimental film and, during the following decade, started making video…

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ISHIKAWA, Mao, A Port Town Elegy

By 1983, Mao Ishikawa was running a bar near Aja-Shinko, a port area of Okinawa’s capital city, Naha. Through the Okinawan language of Uchinaaguchi, she became close with the heavy-drinking local…

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ISHIKAWA, Mao, Red Flower: The Women of Okinawa

For over 40 years, photographer Mao Ishikawa has documented daily life in her home of Okinawa. Ishikawa came of age during the island’s ‘Reversion’ to Japanese sovereignty in 1972 after a prolonged…

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JAARSMA, Mella; Hi inlander

Like many Europeans before her, Mella Jaarsma has made her life far from the land of her birth, the Netherlands. Originally trained as an artist in Groningen, then Jakarta and Yogyakarta, she has…

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Jake & Dinos Chapman, Etchasketchathon (series), 2005"

Brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman came to prominence in the mid 1990s alongside their so-called ‘YBA’ (Young British Artist) peers Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sam Taylor-Wood. Since that time this…

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