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John William Waterhouse, The Mystic Wood, c.1910

The mystic wood is a late work by the Italian-born British Royal Academician, John William Waterhouse, dated at c.1910 by Waterhouse's biographer, Dr Anthony Hobson, and at c.1914–17 by Peter Trippi,…

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KAPOOR, Anish; Void (#13)

Leading contemporary artist Anish Kapoor was born in India in 1954 and, through his Indian and Jewish ancestral lineage and his mainly British art education, has a rich cultural heritage. Kapoor…

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KASAHARA, Emiko, Untitled – (In)different

Emiko Kasahara is one of a generation of Asian artists who advanced feminist positions in the wake of the belated recognition of women practitioners in the 1980s. During the 1990s, Kasahara’s imagery…

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KAUFFMANN, Angelica; The deserted Costanza

When Angelica Kauffman (1741–1807) arrived in London in June 1766, the city was a teeming urban centre of commerce and culture. Theatres, coffee houses, literary clubs, picture dealers, print and book…

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KELLY, Deborah; Beastliness

For several years, Deborah Kelly has been cutting up diverse magazines to create collages that amalgamate the feminine and the grotesque, spawning mythical hybrid beings that are fantastic in every…

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KEMPINAS, Zilvinas; Columns

Zilvinas Kempinas is a leading figure in contemporary Lithuanian art and represented the country at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. Kempinas is renowned for producing beguiling and at times…

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KHAKHAR, Bhupen, Portraits of my mother and my father going to Yatra

This is one of the first in a series of paintings by Bhupen Khakhar that affectionately critiques the Indian middle class to which the artist belonged. It features rare portraits of Khakhar’s parents,…

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KIHARA, Yuki; Old Courthouse, Apia

In the late nineteenth century, French artist Paul Gauguin borrowed stylistic traits from Italian Renaissance fresco painting to create the ambitious, nearly four-metre-long painting D'où venons nous…

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KON, Michiko, High heel of salmon and flatfish & Self portrait #3

Michiko Kon’s training in printmaking, collage and assemblage is evident in her richly toned black-and-white photographs of intricate sculptural tableaux. Characterised by sumptuous combinations of…

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KUSAMA, Yayoi; Infinity nets

In the work Infinity nets, Yayoi Kusama revisits iconographic aspects of the large white paintings she executed from 1958 to the late 1960s. The characteristic, obsessive repetition and variation of…

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LE, Dinh Q.; The farmers and the helicopters

In his work, American-based Dinh Q LE, addresses important social and historical issues of post-war Vietnam. The farmers and the helicopters was commissioned for 'The 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of…

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LEE Mingwei; Writing the unspoken

Inspired by Buddhist ritual and language, Lee Mingwei's Writing the unspoken, a project developed for the 'Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' at the Queensland Art Gallery in 1999, was…

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LEE Ufan; With Winds

Lee Ufan, who was born in Korea in 1936, moved to Japan at the age of 20 and entered Nihon University: he graduated in 1961 with a degree in modern Western philosophy. While completing his degree he…

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LEE Wen; Journey of a yellow man no. 13: Fragmented bodies...

Lee Wen graduated from LaSalle College of Arts, Singapore in 1990, and continued his study at the City of London Polytechnic, England (1990-92). He has performed and exhibited widely in Singapore and…

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LEE, Bul, Untitled (Cyborg knee); Untitled (Cyborg hand); Untitled (Cyborg hands)

Porcelain is a key medium in Lee Bul’s early sculptural works, which often depict dissected, fragmented, detached and broken limbs. Through disengagement from the body, Lee attempts to transcend…

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LEGASPI, Jose; Phlegm

Phlegm comprises 1007 charcoal drawings on loose-leaf bond paper, arranged as a grid. The seemingly random sequence compounds the difficulty of unearthing the linearity of what appears to be a tragic…

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LIU Xiao Xian; The way we eat

The way we eat consists of an ornate set of English Victorian flatware and a single pair of chopsticks, totalling 33 pieces, all reproduced in fine unglazed bone china. In The way we eat Liu Xiao Xian…

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LIU Xiaodong, Smoker

Liu Xiaodong’s figurative painting practice is characterised by the depiction of unconventional figures affected by the mundane realities of everyday life. A significant proponent of the neo-realist…

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MALANI, Nalini, From ‘Stories retold’ series

Citing the canonical Hindu morality stories of the Bhagavata Purana, these five paintings are related to Nalini Malani’s fascination with the place of mythology in contemporary art and life. The…

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MALANI, Nalini; Sita (from 'Stories retold' series)

During the 1990s Nalini Malani's work seized upon the sensual landscapes offered by cinema and theatre. She harnessed this sensuality in video installations, as well as forms that take on…

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MANTOFANI, Rudi; Nada yang hilang (The lost note)

Perhaps the quintessential rock music instrument, the electric guitar is layered with meaning. Rudi Mantofani’s impossible but impeccably crafted, multi-necked instrument can be seen as parody, homage…

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MATTA-CLARK, Gordon; Office Baroque

Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–78) is renowned for his architectural interventions and site-specific performances. His works question the function and nature of architecture in society; he famously…

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MEDALLA, David, Homage to the Paris Commune – Montmartre Paris

During my first sojourn in Paris in the spring of 1960 I went to Montmartre, the site where the Paris Commune started in 1871. A few days later, I went to the Pere Lachaise cemetery where some of the…

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MEDALLA, David, How far can you run with the world behind you (from ‘Mask’ series, London)

A maverick, mercurial presence in contemporary art from the 1960s until his recent passing, David Medalla developed a body of work that tested traditional relationships between object, museum, market…

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MEDALLA, David; Cloud Canyons No.25

David Medalla is a unique figure in the history of twentieth-century art. His unpredictable, playful, collaborative and open-ended approach to art-making has made his work difficult to categorise, as…

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MENLIBAYEVA, Almagul; Wrapping history

Born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, artist Almagul Menlibayeva currently lives and works in Amsterdam, Berlin and Almaty. She studied at the Academy of Art and Theatre in Almaty, receiving conventional…

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MESITI, Angelica; Citizens Band

Angelica Mesiti uses performance as a means to express social ideas physically and as a mode of storytelling. She has developed a reputation in recent years for refined videos that present detailed…

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Mitra Tabrizian, City, London, 2008

Mitra Tabrizian’s large-format photographs combine documentary photography and advertising techniques, resulting in stylised reflections of contemporary culture. Mobilised by her engagement with…

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MOHAMEDI, Nasreen, Untitled

Nasreen Mohamedi produced a small but significant body of black-and-white photographs in which, like her celebrated paintings and drawings, composition was an important element. Her entire body of…

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MOHRI, Yuko; Breath or Echo

Breath or echo: to be the source of utterance and life (a breath), or to be merely a reflection of what was generated elsewhere (an echo). Shall we read this as a question? Is art, and all cultural…

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