Museum as utopia: Qatar’s National Museum opens to the public

Overlooking Doha’s sea front, The National Museum of Qatar appears as a mirage in the desert. The highly anticipated museum, designed by Atelier Jean Nouvel, held its glamorous opening ceremony on March 27th 2019. The building is an avant-garde structure made with 539 intersecting vertical and horizontal disks of multiple diameters, curvatures, and inclinations. Nouvel’s […]

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Star Light, Star Bright

An exciting new project created by Guerilla Dance Project and commissioned by Playable City will see an impressive installation light up the night’s sky in Oxford this winter. Winning piece Star Light, Star Bright will be on display across the city from January 2018. The Smart Oxford Playable City Commission comes from cultural venue and […]

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Profile: Angus Farquhar

One of the final events of Turl Street Arts festival took place a little further afield last Monday afternoon: Angus Farquhar, artist and Creative Director of NVA, gave an intimate and impassioned talk about his work at the Ruskin. The main topic of his talk was the restoration of St Peter’s Seminary; a construction unique […]

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News from over the Vac

Oxford University finishes top in THE rankings The Times Higher Education Supplement revised its university rankings over the vacation, placing Oxford first in Europe. UK institutions dominated the top 10 results, with Cambridge coming in a close 2nd, followed by Imperial College London (3rd), University College London (5th), London School of Economics and Political Science (6th), University of […]

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Reality check: Modern Art Oxford

Stephen Willats’ Conscious – Unconcious and Archigram Beyond Architecture opens at Modern Art Oxford In a twin exhibition opening on Friday 27th April, Modern Art Oxford returned to old visions of the future. Archigram Beyond Architecture REMIX 2013 and Stephen Willats’ Conscious – Unconscious bring us art with a social conscience that doesn’t disappoint. Willats, who […]

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