Celebrating 50 inspirational years of Modern Art Oxford
In 2016, Modern Art Oxford celebrates 50 years as an internationally acclaimed powerhouse of contemporary visual culture. KALEIDOSCOPE is a year long series of interlinking shows, performances and events, presenting an unmissable opportunity to reflect on some of the great moments in Modern Art Oxford’s history.
Artists include Marina Abramović, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Kevin Beasley, Douglas Gordon, Guan Xiao, Hans Haacke, Louise Lawler, Maria Loboda, Gareth Nyandoro, Yoko Ono, Dan Graham, Pierre Huyghe, John Latham, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Gustav Metzger and many others.
Iconic works from the past return to the gallery from across the globe, shown as part of a dynamic programme of new commissions, performances and events by the current generation of artists. In an unconventional approach, the exhibition will stay open throughout year, giving audiences insight into the process of exhibition-making as one show morphs into the next.
Time has been the key preoccupation of the majority of artists commissioned over the last 50 years at Modern Art Oxford, and this will be the overriding theme of KALEIDOSCOPE, encompassing long-term thinking, as well as slower and multiple perceptions of time.
The Indivisible Present
6 February - 20 March 2016
Press View: Wednesday 3 February
What we see and the things we miss are explored in works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Pierre Huyghe, John Latham, Yoko Ono, Elizabeth Price, Dog Kennel Hill Project and Viola Yeşiltaç. The artists in this opening show invite us to examine each moment that we encounter and to consider how time affects our perception.
A Moment of Grace
16 April - 22 May 2016
Press View: Friday 15 April
A consideration of the innovative ways in which artists have re-used and transformed materials to redefine value, and as a response to local and global conditions. Featuring Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Kevin Beasley, John Latham, Jac Leirner, David Maljkovic, Gustav Metzger, Gareth Nyandoro, Yoko Ono and Guan Xiao.
Mystics and Rationalists
11 June - 31 July 2016
Press View: Friday 10 June
A meditation on the new forms of expression and knowledge that artists can offer society, this draws on Sol LeWitt's assertion that ‘Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions which logic cannot reach’. Artists include Karla Black, Daniel Buren, Dorothy Cross, Dan Graham, Sol LeWitt, Open Music Archive, Hannah Rickards and Amy Sillman.
It's Me to the World
20 August - 16 October 2016
Press View: Friday 19 August
Presenting works which adopt forms from nature and employ the body to explore ideas around memory, intimacy and endurance, this features works by Marina Abramović, Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq, Dorothy Cross, Richard Long, Agnes Martin, Hannah Rickards and Corin Sworn.
The Vanished Reality
5 November – 31 December 2016
Press View: Friday 4 November
A look at recent histories of display and the systems through which images are mediated and received. Featuring Marcel Broodthaers, Hans Haacke, Iman Issa, Darcy Lange, Louise Lawler, Maria Loboda, Kerry James Marshall, Katja Novitskova and Hardeep Pandhal.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, closed Monday
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