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KALEIDOSCOPE is a yearlong series of interlinking exhibitions, performances and events, presenting an unmissable opportunity to reflect on some of the great moments in Modern Art Oxford’s history.

Modern Art Oxford: 50 Inspirational Years

In 2016, Modern Art Oxford celebrates 50 years as an internationally acclaimed powerhouse of contemporary visual culture
"Time has been the key preoccupation for many artists commissioned over the last 50 years at Modern Art Oxford"

KALEIDOSCOPE is a yearlong series of interlinking exhibitions, performances and events, presenting an unmissable opportunity to reflect on some of the great moments in Modern Art Oxford’s history.

Artists include Marina Abramović, Kevin Beasley, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Pierre Huyghe, Iman Issa, John Latham, Louise Lawler, Sol LeWitt, Maria Loboda, Richard Long, Gustav Metzger, Gareth Nyandoro, Yoko Ono, Hardeep Pandhal, Elizabeth Price, Guan Xiao and many others.

Iconic works from the past return to the gallery from across the globe, shown as part of a dynamic programme of new commissions, performances and events by acclaimed artists of the current generation. In an unconventional approach, KALEIDOSCOPE will stay open throughout the year, giving audiences insight into the processes of exhibition-making. The Indivisible Present begins to transform into the next exhibition, A Moment of Grace, from 22nd March until it is fully realised on 16th April.

Time has been the key preoccupation for many artists commissioned over the last 50 years at Modern Art Oxford, and this will be a recurring theme in KALEIDOSCOPE, from long-term thinking, to slower and multiple perceptions of time.

KALEIDOSCOPE Live is a programme of commissions, celebrating the history of performance at Modern Art Oxford, working with artists across art forms. During The Indivisible Present, writer-in-residence Sally O’Reilly, responds to the exhibitions with texts and performances, while Dog Kennel Hill Project present Études in Tension and Crisis, a body of new live work for Modern Art Oxford.

 

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