Modern Art at Oxford

Modern Art at Oxford

Press releases WHAT'S GOING ON? 2006 Programme Highlights



This series of exhibitions will continue to introduce the work of artists from the expanded European Union, at Modern Art Oxford and Turner Contemporary in Margate. During 2006 Modern Art Oxford will present work by artists from Latvia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Slovakia and Estonia.

Local Stories 7 March to 30 April 2006
Stories are often the starting point for the most powerful contemporary art. Inspirational, pleasurable and moving, the works in Local Stories reveal how the personal and incidental can reflect broader social and political realities. Including video, painting, photography and installation, the exhibition includes artists from the UK, Mexico, India and the Czech Republic.
Rory Carnegie, Daniel Guzman, Katerina Seda, Laura Lancaster, Nalini Malani, Mark Neville and Gillian Wearing. Curated by Andrew Nairne.

Out of Beirut 13 May to 16 July
Beirut is largely known for its history of conflict and violent upheaval. Since the end of the civil war in 1991, it has provided fertile ground for the development of radical and energetic intellectual and artistic milieu. The first of its kind in the UK, this exhibition presents the work of artists living and working in Beirut and asks questions about the role of art and artists within the context of changing societies and global economies. Curated by Suzanne Cotter.

Kerry James Marshall Along the way 25 July to 22 October
One of the most closely watched American artists of his generation, Marshall’s work is characterised by politically-charged references to the Black-American experience. This exhibition presents a focused survey of his paintings since the 1980s to date and reveals his continuing relevance to a younger generation of artists and audiences.

The exhibition is curated by Deborah Smith and organised by Camden Arts Centre in association with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, The New Art Gallery Walsall and Modern Art Oxford. The exhibition is touring to all three venues.

Daniel Buren 4 November 2006 to 21 January 2007
The first major exhibition in the UK for twenty years by one of France’s leading contemporary artists. The exhibition of new work is part of Paris Calling, a season of contemporary art from France taking place in 20 UK galleries, museums and art centres. Curated by Suzanne Cotter.

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