Hidden histories and fantastical digressions are extracted from the gallery’s archive using spoken word, moving image and live music, in this performance by Sally O’Reilly. This was the final commission in a series by writer in residence O’Reilly, which took place throughout the anniversary year in 2016 at Modern Art Oxford. This performance was held… Continue reading Re-Visit: Sally O’Reilly: Live Illuminated Manuscript
In the spirit of the Museum of Modern Art Oxford’s 1960s project to make contemporary art freely accessible to the widest audience, Open Music Archive have produced an archive of recorded sounds – auditory traces of activity in the gallery, available for use by a future public, without restriction and beyond the scope of the… Continue reading Re-Visit: KALEIDOSCOPE Live – Open Music Archive, Premonition 2037: Lutto Lento
Professor John Milner, Honorary Professor of Russian Art, co-founder of the Cambridge-Courtauld Russian Art Centre, discussed the 1979 Alexander Rodchenko exhibition at Modern Art Oxford and how it relates to the artist’s wider work. This talk was the third in our series of lectures highlighting important artists from Modern Art Oxford’s history, and was held… Continue reading Re-Visit: 1979 Rodchenko
Alistair Hudson, Director of Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), discusses the relationship between the art institution and the communities it serves and asks how it might be possible to construct a new model for working together. Held at Modern Art Oxford on 26 May 2016 as part of our series of lectures from leading… Continue reading Re-Visit: What’s Important – Art & Community with Alistair Hudson
Bridget Crone, independent writer and curator and Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, discussed the work of the influential Palestinian artist who exhibited at Modern Art Oxford in 1998. This talk was the second in our series of lectures highlighting important artists from Modern Art Oxford’s history, and was held at the… Continue reading Re-Visit: 1998 / Mona Hatoum
Dr Dorothy Price discusses works from Lubaina Himid’s ‘Kangas’ series, with a particular focus on the artist’s work with collage, and its relationship to some of the strategies of European modernism. Dr Dorothy Price is a Reader in the Department of History of Art, University of Bristol. This event took place at Modern Art Oxford… Continue reading Re-Visit: Navigating Invisible Strategies – The Art of Lubaina Himid
Artist Lubaina Himid discusses work from her exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford, Nottingham Contemporary and Spike Island, Bristol. Read more about Himid’s exhibition Invisible Strategies at Modern Art Oxford in 2017, here.
David Elliott (director of the Museum of Modern Art Oxford between 1976 and 1996) played a central role in founding the gallery’s international reputation. On Thursday 6 October 2016, he returned to talk about his pioneering approach to programming, which promoted international and marginalised perspectives.
Sean Rainbird, Director of The National Gallery of Ireland, discusses Joseph Beuys’ time in Britain and Ireland in the years following his dismissal from the Düsseldorf Art Academy in 1972. In December 2016, this was the final lecture in a series exploring the work of artists from Modern Art Oxford’s history.
This week, Modern Art Oxford hosted a charity auction of contemporary art, in collaboration with Bonhams, one of the world’s largest auctioneers of fine art. A selection of nineteen works by some of the most important figures working in contemporary art were donated and auctioned to benefit Modern Art Oxford at the Bonhams’ Post War… Continue reading Modern Art Oxford’s 50th Anniversary Charity Auction raises over £300,000