Read our Anti-racism Statement and Action Plan

Modern Art Oxford is committed to becoming an actively anti-racist organisation. We recognise our responsibility and accountability as a public cultural institution to combat racism in a society where it is deeply embedded. This pledge forms part of our wider commitment to those who experience discrimination, inequality and diminished opportunities in today’s society. There are many… Continue reading Read our Anti-racism Statement and Action Plan

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National Careers Week: Tips & Advice from the MAO Team

This National Careers Week 2021 we’re sharing reflections and insights into the world of work from some of the Modern Art Oxford team. During our half-term film-making residency last month, our young artists asked members of our team about their education, careers and experiences in and outside of the world of work. What qualifications do you… Continue reading National Careers Week: Tips & Advice from the MAO Team

Between Naming and Knowing Someone: Language, Gender, and Colonial History, by Levi C. R. Hord

Levi C. R. Hord specialises in transgender studies and queer theory. In this article, they respond to our current exhibition with Mariana Castillo Deball, looking particularly at the history and representation of We’wha (1849 – 1896), a Zuni weaver and potter featured in the show. Through We’wha’s story Hord speaks about gender, language and colonial history… Continue reading Between Naming and Knowing Someone: Language, Gender, and Colonial History, by Levi C. R. Hord

Children’s Mental Health Week – List of Resources

This week, schools, charities, and mental health organisations are coming together to mark Children’s Mental Health Week (1-7 February 2021) and we are very happy to be taking part. We’ve put together a list of resources, websites, and organisations that we hope will be useful for children, young people, and their parents, carers, friends and teachers, living,… Continue reading Children’s Mental Health Week – List of Resources

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Re-visit: Spaces In/between online panel discussion

What does it mean to come together online in the current climate? Re-visit our online discussion from 20 October 2020, which explored concepts of community and care in online spaces. Our panel of artists, activists and researchers responded to ideas of individualism, collectivity and care performed through digital technology. With thanks to writer Orit Gat,… Continue reading Re-visit: Spaces In/between online panel discussion

Re-visit: Unsettling Narratives with Uncomfortable Oxford

Watch this Q&A and Exhibition Tour with Uncomfortable Oxford to journey through the fascinating works of Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball. This event took place online on 25 November 2020 and welcomed Paula Larsson, Olivia Durand and Waqas Mirza from the Uncomfortable Oxford team. Founded by academics, Uncomfortable Oxford is dedicated to highlighting uncomfortable histories… Continue reading Re-visit: Unsettling Narratives with Uncomfortable Oxford

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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