Roman Ondák

Time Capsule

12.03.2011 — 20.05.2011

Modern Art Oxford

This spring Modern Art Oxford presents two new works by
Slovakian artist Roman Ondák, in his first major solo
exhibition in the UK.

Ondák’s work has a conceptual and performative focus
and at its core, an interest in transferring real life experiences
into the context of art. For Time Capsule, Ondák will expand
on this trajectory with two new works that reference recent world events. Visitors to the Upper Galleries will be conceptually transported to particular sites, provoking us to question our perceptions of the spaces around us and to inhabit environments that have a strong resonance with the contemporary psyche. The first work, Time Capsule, makes
direct reference to the incident at the San José mine in Chile in 2010, in which 33 miners were trapped for 69 days.

The second work, Stampede, reflects on the movement of
people through spaces. For this work, Ondák will stage a
performance involving a large crowd of people prior to the
exhibition, the traces of which will be left evident in the
Gallery.

A monograph will be produced to accompany this
exhibition, in collaboration with Kunsthaus Zürich and
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K21, Düsseldorf.

Roman Ondák, 'Time Capsule', 2011 (preliminary documentary photograph for installation)

Roman Ondák, 'Time Capsule', 2011 (preliminary documentary photograph for installation)

Event Dates

  • Exhibition 12.03.2011 — 20.05.2011

    ENDS FRIDAY 20 MAY. Free admission. Two new works by Slovakian artist Roman Ondák, in his first major solo exhibition in the UK.

  • Roman Ondák In Conversation 12.03.2011 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    2pm, £5 / £4 concessions, free to Friends. Booking essential on 01865 813800. Join Roman Ondák and Michael Stanley, Director of Modern Art Oxford as they discuss the artist’s practice and the two newly commissioned works on display in the galleries.

  • Exhibition Tour 19.03.2011 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    3pm, free, just turn up. Dr Bill Roberts, Visiting Tutor in History and Theory of Art at the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, leads a tour of Roman Ondák’s exhibition.

  • Exhibition Tour 09.04.2011 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    3pm, free, just turn up. Gwenn Sasse, University Reader in the Comparative Politics of Central and Eastern Europe, Professorial Fellow, Nuffield College, leads a tour of Roman Ondák’s exhibition.

  • Exhibition Tour 30.04.2011 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    3pm, free, just turn up. Melanie Pocock, Inspire Fellow at Modern Art Oxford and the Royal College of Art, leads a tour of Roman Ondák’s exhibition.

  • Exhibition Tour 14.05.2011 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    3pm, free, just turn up. Emily Smith, Exhibition Organiser at Modern Art, leads a tour of Roman Ondák’s exhibition.

Event Support & Sponsors

The Henry Moore Foundation, Outset Associates

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