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

Participant call out – Activating our Archives: Community Dialogues 

Modern Art Oxford and Fusion Arts are currently seeking participants for Activating our Archives: Community Dialogues, a project starting in spring 2020 which explores personal and collective identities through dialogue, photography and live archiving. Activating our Archives: Community Dialogues is led by artist and curator Sunil Shah and offers participants a series of free workshops based at Fusion Arts, East Oxford. The project welcomes adults with interests in storytelling, photography and social… Continue reading Participant call out – Activating our Archives: Community Dialogues 

The Archive: Jake and Dinos Chapman – The Rape of Creativity (2003)

Jake and Dinos Chapman – The Rape of Creativity took place at Modern Art Oxford between 12 April and 8 June 2003. The Rape of Creativity introduced audiences to a number of works by the Chapman Brothers, many of which were shown for the first time in the UK. The catalogue of the exhibition included… Continue reading The Archive: Jake and Dinos Chapman – The Rape of Creativity (2003)

The Archive: Louise Bourgeois: Sculpture & The Prints of Louise Bourgeois (1995)

Louise Bourgeois: Sculpture and The Prints of Louise Bourgeois bothtook place at the Museum of Modern Art Oxford over two floors between 15 October and 31 December 1995. This major programme of two solo exhibitions offered the first opportunity in Britain to survey the sculpture, drawings and prints of Louise Bourgeois. The exhibition drew together the… Continue reading The Archive: Louise Bourgeois: Sculpture & The Prints of Louise Bourgeois (1995)

The Archive: New Art From China, part 1: Silent Energy

In this latest Channel post, Professor Craig Clunas from the History of Art department, University of Oxford, reflects on the impact of the innovative exhibition of contemporary Chinese art, ‘Silent Energy’ held at Modern Art Oxford in 1993. To refresh my memory of this ground-breaking show, the first time ‘contemporary Chinese art’ was shown in… Continue reading The Archive: New Art From China, part 1: Silent Energy

The Archive: Signs of the Times – A Decade of Video, Films & Slide-Tape Installation in Britain 1980-1990 (1990)

Signs of the Times: A Decade of Video, Films and Slide-tape Installation in Britain 1980-1990, took place at the Museum of Modern Art Oxford in two parts between 7 October and 9 December 1990. Signs of the Times was the first major exhibition of British video, slide-tape and film installation to examine the development of… Continue reading The Archive: Signs of the Times – A Decade of Video, Films & Slide-Tape Installation in Britain 1980-1990 (1990)

The Archive: Helen Chadwick – Viral Landscapes (1989-1990)

Helen Chadwick Viral Landscapes was held at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, from 5 November 1989 to 7 January 1990.   Shown as a panoramic frieze measuring four feet in height and 50 feet in length, Viral Landscapes was a brand new series of photographic wall pieces created by British artist Helen Chadwick (1953-1996).… Continue reading The Archive: Helen Chadwick – Viral Landscapes (1989-1990)

The Archive: Tradition and Renewal: Contemporary Art in the German Democratic Republic, 1984

Tradition and Renewal: Contemporary Art in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was the first exhibition of its kind to be shown in the United Kingdom. The exhibition took place at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford between 3 June and 29 July 1984. In 1981, Willi Lange, the Cultural Attaché at the GDR Embassy in London… Continue reading The Archive: Tradition and Renewal: Contemporary Art in the German Democratic Republic, 1984

The Archive: Myth & Reality: Aspects of Modern Indian Art (1982)

Myth & Reality: Aspects of Modern Indian Art was held at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford from 27 June to 8 August 1982. During David Elliott’s directorship, the Museum of Modern Art became renowned for the geographical diversity of the art it displayed (‘looking for inspiration in the most unexpected areas. From Japan to… Continue reading The Archive: Myth & Reality: Aspects of Modern Indian Art (1982)

The Archive: Hanne Darboven, 1974

A post on a past exhibition by Hanne Darboven. On display were 19 minimalist drawings, which together formed one single work. Each drawing was built up of sheets of humble exercise book paper.

Hanne Darboven exhibited in what was previously known as the Middle Gallery (currently the café and shop area) at the Museum of Modern Art Oxford between 30 June and 4 August 1974. Hanne Darboven (b. 1941, Munich, d. 2009, Hamburg) studied painting at the Hochschule für bildende Kunst Hamburg, under one of the best Op-painters… Continue reading The Archive: Hanne Darboven, 1974