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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Hannah Ryggen: A Retrospective

Woven Histories, Hannah Ryggen’s new exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, showcases impressive works from across the lifetime of the Swedish artist in this first major exhibition of her work in the UK. On display are an early painted self-portrait, which dates from 1914, a short video and timeline of Ryggen’s life, and 15 of her […]

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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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Bonez & bronze

Room after room of rough totems, thick cartouches and half-buried sarcophagi. Imagine yourself an archaeologist in dream-land, and you’re half-way to immersing yourself in the work of Hans Josephsohn. The experience is not far from being buried alive. Josephsohn’s half-century of work has brought us the newly-opened and powerful retrospective in Modern Art Oxford. It […]

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