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/ CLAUDIA AROZQUETA
Bruce Conner’s “Out of Body”

BELLAS ARTES PROJECTS, Manila

View of Bruce Conner's "Out of Body," Bellas Artes Outpost, Makati, 2018.
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Claudia Arozqueta

Bruce Conner’s solo exhibition, “Out of Body,” takes its title from a life-changing experience the artist had when he was eleven years old. Mesmerized by a patch of sunlight on the floor of his bedroom, he was overcome by the sensation of being “an old ancient person” within his infant... continue reading
Juliette Blightman, Nightshift, 2015-2017.
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Claudia Arozqueta

A cactus in a terracotta pot stands beside a laptop playing music through a speaker. The balcony doors are wide open. A cool breeze prompts me to the terrace. I see a brick building, leafy trees, and people crossing the street. I can hear foliage rustling. I look around the... continue reading
View of Anna Louise Richardson’s “On the hunt,” Galerie Pompom, Sydney, 2017.
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Claudia Arozqueta

There is no animal in this country that does that type of thing. It was the size of a giant tiger. It was about a meter long and had black, silky fur. The belief in the existence of elusive, strange, fabulous, and extraterrestrial animals is ubiquitous and timeless. Predatory giant turtles,... continue reading
“Harvest”

THE COMMERCIAL GALLERY, Sydney

View of “Harvest,” The Commercial Gallery, Sydney, 2017.
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Claudia Arozqueta

The name “The Commercial” is unusually explicit for a gallery, but the title of the group exhibition currently on view in this one-room gallery in Sydney’s Redfern/Chippendale precinct is not to be taken so literally. While “Harvest” brings to mind food, crops, and still lifes, the exhibition also plays with... continue reading
View of David Noonan's "Lead Light," Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, 2016.
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Claudia Arozqueta

David Noonan and Renee So, whose work is shown in concurrent solo exhibitions at Sydney’s Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, share an interest in the research, appropriation, and reconfiguration of traditional iconography. Hung on the walls of the main gallery, hidden down a terraced street in the suburb of Paddington, David Noonan’s... continue reading
View of Nicholas Mangan's "Ancient Lights," Labor, Mexico City, 2016.
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Claudia Arozqueta

As the central body in our planetary system, the sun has been revered through history as the source of our energy and the basis of our calendars. “Ancient Lights,” Nicholas Mangan’s first solo exhibition in Mexico City, is a sun worshipper’s investigation into the myriad conceptions of our star, from... continue reading

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