Archives and Activism – The Haringey Vanguard by Veronica McKenzie

With this post we are excited to welcome filmmaker Veronica McKenzie, founder of the Haringey Vanguard Project. This important National Lottery Heritage funded history project celebrates the work, stories and influence of Haringey-based community activists between the 1970s – 1990s, whose historical contributions to the LGBTQ+ and anti-racist movements were felt well beyond the borough.… Continue reading Archives and Activism – The Haringey Vanguard by Veronica McKenzie

Watch: McKenzie Wark on the Situationist International

Discover the Situationists with writer McKenzie Wark On 8 June 2021, New York-based writer McKenzie Wark joined us for a fascinating online conversation with artist Samson Kambalu. In this online event, Wark responds to Samson Kambalu’s exhibition, focusing on Kambalu’s research into détournement, a practice developed by the intriguing French avant-garde group, the Situationist International. Part of… Continue reading Watch: McKenzie Wark on the Situationist International

Watch: Online exhibition tour Samson Kambalu: New Liberia

Explore New Liberia with an artist-led exhibition tour In this special online tour, follow artist Samson Kambalu and Modern Art Oxford curators as they walk through the major exhibition, New Liberia (22 May – 5 September 2021). Have you explored the virtual exhibition yet? Click here to enter Samson Kambalu: New Liberia online

Sounds of lockdown: a short film by young artist Jacob

Jacob joined our City as Studio online film-making residency in April 2021. In the midst of a national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the group met only online and explored DIY film-making from the confines of their own surroundings. Read about what Jacob learnt during the residency, including using found objects and sounds to… Continue reading Sounds of lockdown: a short film by young artist Jacob

Watch: Samson Kambalu in Conversation

Hear from the artist Samson Kambalu in this lively talk On 25 May 2021, a fascinating online discussion took place between the artist Samson Kambalu and Emma Ridgway, Chief Curator at Modern Art Oxford. Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme at TORCH, watch the full event below for behind-the-scenes insights into New Liberia, Kambalu’s major exhibition… Continue reading Watch: Samson Kambalu in Conversation

End Period Stigma: a stop motion animation by young artist Poppy

Poppy took part in our City as Studio online film-making residency for ages 16-19 in April 2021. The young artists were encouraged to work with DIY film-making and music-making techniques as ways to explore the issues that matter most to them. Poppy shares her experience of the residency, and how she used film-making and music… Continue reading End Period Stigma: a stop motion animation by young artist Poppy

Celebrating our amazing volunteers this Volunteers Week

This week is National Volunteers Week! We want to say thank you to our incredible team of volunteers for their fantastic contribution to the gallery, and also encourage you to join their team. Scroll down to hear from some of our volunteers about their experiences at Modern Art Oxford, what it means to volunteer, and… Continue reading Celebrating our amazing volunteers this Volunteers Week

Virtual Exhibition – Samson Kambalu: New Liberia

“A cause for optimism for a more generous, creative, and diverse world.” – Samson Kambalu Discover Samson Kambalu’s fascinating exhibition New Liberia by entering the virtual exhibition, no matter where you are. Click on the virtual tour below to explore brand new works by the Malawi-born, Oxford-based artist and writer. Kambalu’s powerful installation draws visitors into his ‘initiation ceremony’… Continue reading Virtual Exhibition – Samson Kambalu: New Liberia

Samson Kambalu’s proposal for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square

Samson Kambalu’s proposal for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square has been revealed. Our current exhibiting artist Samson Kambalu is one of six artists shortlisted for the Fourth Plinth commission in Trafalgar Square in London. Visit our exhibition New Liberia to see a model of Antelope, the artist’s proposed sculpture for the Fourth Plinth, a sculptural restaging of… Continue reading Samson Kambalu’s proposal for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square