Re-Visit: What’s Important: Art & Politics with Adam Szymczyk
On Thursday 17 March 2016, we presented first in a series of lectures during the anniversary year by leading curators and critics exploring the value of art. Adam Szymczyk, Artistic Director of Documenta 14, discussed his plans for the exhibition in 2017, and the political value of art both locally and internationally.
Produced in association with the University of 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 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.
On Saturday 6 February, 2016, Modern Art Oxford invited guests to help celebrate the reissue of Buildings and Signs with artist Dan Graham (who exhibited at Modern Art Oxford in 1978) and Gagosian Gallery Director, Mark Francis.
On Thursday 3 March, 2016, we launched the first in a series of lectures highlighting important artists from Modern Art Oxford’s history. Frances Morris, Tate Director of Collection, International Art, discussed the work of the influential Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama who exhibited at Modern Art Oxford in 1989.