KALEIDOSCOPE Live is a new programme dedicated to the support and production of performance art, live and online. Five KALEIDOSCOPE Live performances and events will be live-streamed in collaboration with this is tomorrow, developing an exciting new digital home for performance.
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.
Thu 25th February 7pm GMT
Sally O’Reilly: Live Illuminated Manuscript
The first in a sequence of commissions devising a new form of performance, which will evolve throughout the year. Choreographed text, live music and performing bodies collude to reconsider experience, knowledge and the fantastical.
Thu 3rd March 7pm GMT
1989 / Yayoi Kusama
The first in a series of lectures highlighting important artists from Modern Art Oxford’s history. Frances Morris, Tate Director of Collection, International Art, discusses the work of the influential Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama who exhibited at Modern Art Oxford in 1989.
Thu 17th March 7pm GMT
What’s Important: Art & Politics with Adam Szymczyk
The first in a series of lectures during the anniversary year by leading curators and critics exploring the value of art. Adam Szymczyk, Artistic Director of Documenta 14, discusses his plans for the exhibition in 2017, and the political value of art both locally and internationally. Produced in association with the University of Oxf ord.
Thu 26th March 12.00pm — 5.00pm GMT
Dog Kennel Hill Project: Shelley on a Loop
An homage to Shelley Duvall’s legendary scene in The Shining, mythologised as having the most recorded takes in film history. Members of the public are invited to recreate this iconic moment, after which they can be part of the looping performance.