Authorship in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: An Art of Disappearance

Platform Graduate Award artists Bevan Hill & Will Griffiths create artworks generated entirely by AI technology. Their exhibition Real Art for Real People brings together painting, sculpture and written work, conceptualised and designed by computers. By removing themselves from the ‘creative process’ they explore the importance of individual expression and agency in an increasingly automated… Continue reading Authorship in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: An Art of Disappearance

Bevan Hill & Will Griffiths, Stream of Unconsciousness

Platform Graduate Award artists Bevan Hill & Will Griffiths create artworks generated entirely by AI technology. Their exhibition Real Art for Real People brings together painting, sculpture and written work, conceptualised and designed by computers. By removing themselves from the ‘creative process’ they explore the importance of individual expression and agency in an increasingly automated world. Stream… Continue reading Bevan Hill & Will Griffiths, Stream of Unconsciousness

Watch: places and faces by Fetine Sel Tuzel

“This conflict in Cyprus has had an enormous impact on my life, which is why I always find myself turning back to this historical issue.” – Fetine Sel Tuzel For the Platform Graduate Award 2021, Reading University graduate Fetine Sel Tuzel presents places and faces, a psychogeographic film exploring cities and people, from the urban centre of Reading to an… Continue reading Watch: places and faces by Fetine Sel Tuzel

Creativity In Action: How language constructs our identities

How creative is our language? How is our communication style affected by world events, or by our sense of self identity?  Dr. Emily Lindsay-Smith from the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at the University of Oxford is fascinated by how language is structured, processed and ever changing. In this article, Emily explores some of… Continue reading Creativity In Action: How language constructs our identities

World Elephant Day – Meet Samson Kambalu’s Elephant Chiefs

On World Elephant Day, we take a closer look at the huge elephants in Samson Kambalu’s exhibition New Liberia, and the symbolism of the elephant mask in Malawian Nyau tradition. As you enter Samson Kambalu’s exhibition New Liberia, you are greeted by two Nyau elephant chiefs. Nyau is the secret society of the Chewa people… Continue reading World Elephant Day – Meet Samson Kambalu’s Elephant Chiefs

Watch: Samson Kambalu meets Alayo Akinkugbe of Instagram’s @ablackhistoryofart

When Cambridge Art History student Alayo Akinkugbe created her @ablackhistoryofart Instagram account, she was responding to her own “frustration at the lack of Black representation” in her degree. The project garnered interest from around the world and she now has over fifty thousand followers of her feed, which highlights overlooked black artists, sitters, curators and… Continue reading Watch: Samson Kambalu meets Alayo Akinkugbe of Instagram’s @ablackhistoryofart

Listen: Audio Described Exhibition Tour – Samson Kambalu: New Liberia

Explore Samson Kambalu’s New Liberia with an audio described exhibition tour The artist and curators lead a special tour of the major exhibition New Liberia, featuring an audio described introduction of the speakers and the exhibition. – You can read a transcript of the audio description below. Welcome to Samson Kambalu: New Liberia. One of South East Africa’s… Continue reading Listen: Audio Described Exhibition Tour – Samson Kambalu: New Liberia

6 things you might not know about Samson Kambalu

If you’ve visited our current exhibition Samson Kambalu: New Liberia you’ll know that the artist gets lots of inspiration from his own life and experiences. From his childhood in Malawi, to his life as an Oxford University professor, we’ve put together a list of 6 things you might not know about Samson Kambalu and his creative… Continue reading 6 things you might not know about Samson Kambalu

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

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