Watch: #AskAnArtist – antique museum vitrines in Mariana Castillo Deball’s exhibition

Why did artist Mariana Castillo Deball choose to use antique museum vitrines to display the photographs in her exhibition? What do they teach us, and why is it important for us to think about where things come from and how they are displayed? In this short clip, Mariana tells us about the 19th century museum… Continue reading Watch: #AskAnArtist – antique museum vitrines in Mariana Castillo Deball’s exhibition

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Watch: #AskAnArtist – Mariana Castillo Deball’s textile pieces

What and who inspired Mariana Castillo Deball to make the large textile pieces in her exhibition? In this short clip, we ask Mariana about how these large swathes of fabric were made, and what traditional weaving techniques were used. She also tells us about the early female anthropologists whose lives and histories inspired the exhibition… Continue reading Watch: #AskAnArtist – Mariana Castillo Deball’s textile pieces

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Spotlight on: American explorer Matilda Coxe Stevenson

In this post we take a closer look at the life and work of American ethnologist, geologist and explorer Matilda Coxe Stevenson (1849-1915), one of the women who inspired Mariana Castillo Deball’s exhibition Between making and knowing something. Deball was inspired by the archives of four women anthropologists and makers held across the Pitt Rivers Museum… Continue reading Spotlight on: American explorer Matilda Coxe Stevenson

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Modern Art Oxford is now open

We are thrilled to be open again and look forward to welcoming you to our three exhibitions, Mariana Castillo Deball: Between making and knowing something, Responsive Space and the latest exhibition by Shadowlight Artists, LUMINOUS. Local COVID alert level: high Oxfordshire is in Tier 2 of coronavirus restrictions. Please note, this means that you must not… Continue reading Modern Art Oxford is now open

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Watch: #AskAnArtist – Mariana Castillo Deball’s ceramic pots

What are the ceramic pots hanging in Mariana Castillo Deball’s exhibition about? In this short clip, we ask Mariana about how she made these beautiful vessels, the history of the painted decorations that adorn them, and the unique way they are displayed. Explore the display in Deball’s exhibition Between making and knowing something at Modern… Continue reading Watch: #AskAnArtist – Mariana Castillo Deball’s ceramic pots

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Watch: Curating Flow – a short documentary

The exhibition Flow took place from 4 September – 10 October 2020. It marked the first Modern Art Oxford project to be co-curated with gallery volunteers. Taking place online due to the 2020 pandemic, this unique group presentation featured art works selected from a call-out for images, sounds, text and objects that reflect individual experiences of being… Continue reading Watch: Curating Flow – a short documentary

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Modern Art Oxford’s Chief Curator appointed to curate the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

We are delighted to announce that Emma Ridgway, our Chief Curator, Head of Exhibitions and Learning, has been appointed by the British Council as the Shane Akeroyd Associate Curator of the British Pavilion at the 59th Biennale Arte in Venice, 2022. For her role she will work with artist Sonia Boyce in presenting a major solo exhibition of new work. Boyce… Continue reading Modern Art Oxford’s Chief Curator appointed to curate the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

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