Modern Art Oxford
30 Pembroke Street
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In 2016, Modern Art Oxford celebrates 50 years as an internationally acclaimed powerhouse of contemporary visual culture. KALEIDOSCOPE is a year long 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 Abramovi?, 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 22 March until it is fully realised on 16 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 E?tudes in Tension and Crisis, a body of new live work for Modern Art Oxford.
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A Tale of Two Cities
Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 September
In an age when governments across the world face increasing unrest, Dickens’ classic tale seems more relevant than ever. With a bold new dramatic adaptation by Mike Poulton (Wolf Hall, RSC) and rousing music by Oscar-winning Rachel Portman, this production is alive with passion and rebellion.
Considered by Dickens to be “the best story I have ever written”, this tale weaves an intense family drama with the terror and chaos of the French Revolution. An epic story of love, sacrifice and redemption amidst an ever-changing world.
By Charles Dickens. Adapted by Mike Poulton. Directed by James Dacre.
A Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Northampton co-production