From the MAO archive: Richard Long’s Land Art

This is the first blog post in our #MAOarchive series. Discover past exhibitions, artists, events and stories from the gallery archive as we delve into our collection of photographs, programmes, correspondence and memories from Modern Art Oxford’s history since its opening in 1966. First up is renowned British sculptor and land artist Richard Long, who… Continue reading From the MAO archive: Richard Long’s Land Art

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Mindful Breath Meditation with Najia Bagi

Slow down the pace and find calm with a short mindful breath meditation led by the wonderful Najia Bagi. Yoga teacher and artist Najia leads a 5 minute calming breath meditation to help you find space within, take notice and be with your breath. Follow Najia on Instagram and Facebook

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What’s it like to wear an artwork? Dom Rowland on wearing Johanna Unzueta’s A Garment for the Day

In the second gallery of Johanna Unzueta’s exhibition Tools for Life at Modern Art Oxford are a collection of simple handmade garments, reminiscent of factory worker uniforms. Unzueta sourced the fabric for these clothes from a factory in Guatemala that up-cycles old jeans. The garments were tailored to fit Modern Art Oxford staff, who wore them on… Continue reading What’s it like to wear an artwork? Dom Rowland on wearing Johanna Unzueta’s A Garment for the Day

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The making of Johanna Unzueta: Tools for Life

“The materials I use are impermanent, vulnerable to change. […] This transience is about how we exist, our expectations of permanence and longevity.” – Johanna Unzueta, Artforum, March 2020 Watch artist Johanna Unzueta create one of her beautiful wall murals directly onto the walls of Modern Art Oxford. These drawings form part of her exhibition Tools for… Continue reading The making of Johanna Unzueta: Tools for Life

MAO Assembly – Art and Labour

MAO Assembly is a way for you to direct our online conversations into areas that mean the most to you. For this latest piece, Oxford University DPhil candidate in English, Kitty Gurnos-Davies responds to what she describes as the ‘elusive and complex’ subject of artistic labour, traversing William Morris’ early arts and crafts movement, Judy Chicago’s… Continue reading MAO Assembly – Art and Labour

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Partnership announcement: Modern Art Oxford and Oxford Brookes University

Modern Art Oxford is delighted to announce a new partnership with Oxford Brookes University’s School of Arts. This is an exciting next stage in our developing relationship with Oxford Brookes University, where our collaboration in recent years has offered opportunities for knowledge exchange, training and professional development for students and faculty staff. ‘This partnership strengthens Modern Art… Continue reading Partnership announcement: Modern Art Oxford and Oxford Brookes University

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Mini Documentary – Johanna Unzueta: Tools for Life

“Everything is an experimentation in life. It’s good to not be afraid of the result.” – Johanna Unzueta Discover Johanna Unzueta’s thoughtful art practice, the beauty she finds in simplicity, and the value she uncovers in the everyday objects and processes we take for granted, in this new short documentary, filmed during the opening of… Continue reading Mini Documentary – Johanna Unzueta: Tools for Life

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