Re-Visit: What’s Important: Art & Education with Alex Schady
On Thursday 7 July 2016, the latest in our series of lectures from leading cultural figures reflecting on the ways in which arts organisations contribute to society was presented at the gallery. Alex Schady, Artist and Programme Leader Fine Art at Central St Martins, discussed art education and the role that galleries can play in collaborating with art schools and students.
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 exhibitions, performances and events, presenting an unmissable opportunity to reflect on some of the great moments in Modern Art Oxford’s history.
Because it’s a special year, we decided to try something a little different. Instead of closing when artwork is being installed, the galleries will be open all year round in 2016. This is so you can glimpse behind the scenes to see the exhibitions being made. In KALEIDOSCOPE you’ll see historic works from our past exhibitions sharing space with an exciting roster of new commissions.
Artworks returning to the gallery from across the world appear alongside works by artists showing for the first time at Modern Art Oxford. The past and the present are blended in what we hope you will find an engaging, reflexive shows that touch on one of our most enduring preoccupations – the nature of time.
Re-Visit: KALEIDOSCOPE Live: R-Kive® Fever by BANKERS BOX® by Andrea Mason
On Thursday 28 April 2016, artist Andrea Mason presented the first in a series of performances in which writers and artists were invited to create new work based on material from Modern Art Oxford’s archive, ranging from Director’s papers to cancelled exhibitions.
Re-Visit: KALEIDOSCOPE Live – Dog Kennel Hill Project: Shelley on a Loop
An homage to Shelley Duvall’s legendary scene in The Shining, mythologised as having the most recorded takes in film history. Members of the public were invited to recreate this iconic moment, after which they became part of the looping performance.
Held at Modern Art Oxford on Saturday 26 March, 2016.