Modern Art Oxford
Founded in 1965, Modern Art Oxford is a visual art gallery devoted to presenting exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. We have a national and international reputation for the quality of our exhibitions and accompanying community and education programme. Funded primarily by Arts Council England, all of our exhibitions and many of our events, activities and workshops are free for visitors.
From landmark solo presentations to pioneering group exhibitions, visiting Modern Art Oxford will keep you up to date with the most exciting developments in international art.You can also relax in our café, purchase unique gifts in the shop, and participate in our vibrant events, programme which includes talks, discussions, contemporary music and film nights.
Tuesday: 10.00 – 17.00
Wednesday: 10.00 – 17.00
Thursday: 10.00 – 22.00, galleries close at 19.00
Friday: 10.00 – 22.00, galleries close at 19.00
Saturday: 10.00 – 22.00, galleries close at 19.00
Sunday: 12.00 – 17.00
Modern Art Oxford is closed on Mondays
Admission to Modern Art Oxford and all exhibitions is free
Aleksandra Mir - Space Tapestry: Human Spaceflight and Earth Observation
- 24 June — 12 November 2017 *on now
New chapters of Aleksandra Mir’s ongoing work Space Tapestry span the walls of Modern Art Oxford’s Piper gallery. The huge monochrome drawings are inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and the artists who depicted Halley’s Comet in 1066. Much like a graphic novel, Space Tapestry tells an episodic visual story of Space travel. Mir has brought together a team of collaborators aged 18 to 24, to draw the work collectively in her studio. At Modern Art Oxford, Mir presents Space Tapestry: Earth Observation & Human Spaceflight.
The drawings contemplate the future possibilities of Space and the evolution of advanced technology — particularly satellites and human space flight — in relations to our daily lives. The works explore the balance of technological progress and humanistic objectives, expressed through the work’s layered and participatory execution.
- Any age
Ruskin Shorts 2017
- 26 October 2017 6:30-8:30pm
An evening of short films made by current students from the University of Oxford’s Ruskin School of Art.
The works showcased have been selected by a panel of judges, including artist and writer Ghislaine Leung, artist Rachel Reupke and Modern Art Oxford’s Curator of Exhibitions and Projects, Stephanie Straine.
- Any age
Future Perfect Presents: Ulrich Schnauss
- 28 October 2017 8-10:30pm
“Producer, remixer and all-round genius Ulrich Schnauss makes music as big as the oceans” – NME
At once uplifting and otherworldly, the music of Ulrich Schnauss combines multi-layered synthesizers with beats and ethereal vocals, serving as an aural escape route from the trappings of reality. As Schnauss explains, ‘I’ve always used making and listening to music as a way to escape – putting on headphones is a great way to leave reality behind for a while, reminding yourself why it still makes sense to carry on.’
Ulrich is many talents rolled into one; artist, producer, mixer, remixer, gaining him wide spread support from Radio 1, Nylon Magazine, The Guardian and XFM.
The live show is a live collaboration with Nat Urazmetova, a London-based visual artist who integrates the cross-disciplinary approach and lens media in her work and forms part of the public programme for Aleksandra Mir – Space Tapestry: Earth Observation & Human Spaceflight 24 June – 12 November.
Modern Art Oxford
30 Pembroke Street
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