4 December 2014

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Andy Warhol Marilyn Tapestry On Display In UK For First Time At Modern Art Oxford

A tapestry of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol is on display to the public for the first time in the UK as part of ‘Love Is Enough’, an exhibition exploring the similarities between William Morris and Andy Warhol curated by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller; at Modern Art Oxford from December 6th until 8th March […]

22 September 2014

Stuart Brisley – State Of Denmark – Union Plan For The Working Man

Modern Art Oxford presents the elder statesman of counterculture, Stuart Brisley in ‘State Of Denmark’; the title is a reference to Shakespeare’s Hamlet as Marcellus exclaims to Horatio: ‘Something is rotten in the state of Denmark’. This is the artist’s response to British institutions; a challenge to their decline via secrecy, decadence, and irrelevancy. Brisley […]

2 September 2014

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Jeremy Deller Examines The Prolific Careers Of Andy Warhol and William Morris

The Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller is mounting a new curated exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, in December. Bringing together rarely seen works by William Morris and Andy Warhol, Deller’s ‘Love is Enough’ will examine the prolific careers of these two figures, each of whom developed an artistic practice and a conceptual framework that helped […]

4 July 2014

Barbara Kruger: Lost in Emoticon Translation

Influential American artist Barbara Kruger first came to prominence in the 1980’s along with fellow artist’s Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, and Richard Prince – all of which used principles of appropriation as the core of their practice – a prescient fact in the light of today’s contemporary mass media text and image interactions – the […]

10 May 2014

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Barbara Kruger To Present Major New Exhibition At Modern Art Oxford

American artist, Barbara Kruger will present a major new exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, in June. Her recognisable work combines bold lettering, colours and dramatic juxtapositions of text and image, to investigate the machinations of power in popular culture today. The exhibition will comprise a site-specific architectural wrap of Modern Art Oxford’s iconic Upper gallery, […]

19 February 2014

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Hannah Rickards An Interwoven Configuration Of Works At Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford brings together for the first time, an exhibition of key works by British artist Hannah Rickards. This interwoven configuration of works occupies all of the first floor galleries and includes a new piece, Right here and then nothing anywhere else. (2014). Rickards’ meticulously researched and executed works explore the elusive landscape of […]

17 January 2014

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Hannah Rickard Major New Exhibition Announced For Modern Art Oxford

“Everything within this exhibition is to do with an uncertainty in language and how we might try to articulate a relationship to something beyond us in the world: musically, verbally, gesturally.” – Hannah Rickard Modern Art Oxford is presenting a new exhibition of work by British artist Hannah Rickards. This major exhibition will occupy the […]

22 December 2013

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Eva Kotatkova Creates Temporary Body Constellations At Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford is currently presenting the first solo UK exhibition by Eva Kot’átková. Working with a group of performers, the artist creates a series of tableaux throughout the upper galleries; each work presents a performer connected with an object to form a ‘living’ part of a sculpture. A giant speech organ commands the space […]

19 April 2013

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MODERN ART OXFORD APPOINTS PAUL HOBSON AS NEW DIRECTOR

The Trustees of Modern Art Oxford have announced the appointment of Paul Hobson as Director of the gallery. He replaces Michael Stanley, one of the most dynamic gallery directors in Britain who died age 36 last year. Michael joined the gallery in January 2009 and during this time he delivered a vibrant and  critically acclaimed […]

9 November 2012

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Platform Graduate Award Announced For The Promotion Of Emerging Artists

The shortlist for the Platform Graduate Award was announced today by the four flagship contemporary art organisations who will announce the recipient of the inaugural Platform Graduate Award later this month. This pilot project, devised through the Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) is an inaugural mentor programme between galleries and emerging artists from the South […]

22 September 2012

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Michael Stanley Modern Art Oxford Director Dead At 36

Michael Stanley, one of the most dynamic gallery directors in Britain has died age 36. In a statement on the Modern Art Oxford website a message reads: “We are deeply saddened to report the death of Modern Art Oxford’s Director, Michael Stanley. Michael joined the gallery in January 2009 and during this time he delivered […]

17 July 2012

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JOHN GERRARD Cinematic Installation Modern Art Oxford

A major new commission premiering in Oxford until 29 July as part of the London 2012 Festival Old Power Station, Oxford The latest project in Modern Art Oxford’s offsite programme, Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 by John Gerrard is presented as a large-scale cinematic installation in the dramatic setting of a disused power station in Oxford. Originating in […]

3 July 2012

Jenny Saville Melding Empathy And Perverse Fascination Review

On my way to Modern Art Oxford I passed several people I didn’t know before bumping into my friend Nick. “Hey Nick,” I said, “would you like to come to see the Jenny Saville exhibition on at Modern Art Oxford?” He replied “I was just going to go to visit Walter Pater’s grave,” in his […]

25 April 2012

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Jenny Saville Solo Show Comes To Oxford

First public exhibition for the greatest figurative painter since Lucian Freud Modern Art Oxford is presenting the first solo exhibition of work by British painter Jenny Saville in a UK public gallery. This major exhibition traces Saville’s practice from the early nineties to the present and includes new works made for the galleries at Modern […]

9 March 2012

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Major Jenny Saville Exhibition Mounted In Oxford

First Solo show in a UK Public Gallery opens 23 June – 16 September 2012 Modern Art Oxford is presenting the first solo exhibition of work by the British painter Jenny Saville in a UK public gallery. This major exhibition traces Saville’s practice from the early nineties to the present and includes new works made […]

26 October 2011

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Graham Sutherland New Oxford Exhibition

Turner Prize Nominee George Shaw Curates Sutherland Exhibition Turner Prize 2011 nominee, George Shaw is curating an exhibition, this winter of works on paper by British artist, Graham Sutherland. The show at, Modern Art Oxford is titled “An Unfinished World” and is a reflective exploration of the lesser-known work of one of the most compelling […]