Modern Art Oxford hosting first major art exhibition of Penny Woolcock

Image credit: Modern Art Oxford/Penny Woolcock. Born in Buenos Aires in 1950, Penny Woolcock was forced to flee to Europe for political safety after joining a radical theatre group in 1967, resulting in her brief arrest. She arrived in Oxford in 1970, a single mother relying on factory work and other odd-jobs. The city was her home for 15 years, during which time she engaged with […]

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Digitisation of Knowledge? Joanna Vestey’s Conditions of Knowledge Exhibition

Image Credit: Kimberly Glassman What are the conditions that allow us to use and store knowledge? What supports (both physical and otherwise) do we use to access this knowledge? Moreover, how has this narrative changed in our age of new media digitisation? Joanna Vestey’s Conditions of Knowledge (2018) exhibition at the North Wall Arts Centre […]

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From Dalí to Dior: How Art became Fashionable

The s/s 2018 runways were filled with artistic references and influences, however collaborations between the fashion and art world are by no means a new thing. The formalization of the relationship between the two likely started with Elsa Schiaparelli. Her designs referenced many art movements: Modernism, Futurism, Cubism and Art Deco, and she worked with Jean Cocteau, […]

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