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Cinthia Marcelle: The Family in Disorder: Truth or Dare

Cinthia Marcelle, The Family in Disorder: Truth or Dare installation view, 2018.

Upon entering the upper gallery of Modern Art Oxford, there is something slightly reminiscent of an art foundation course exhibition in 'The Family in Disorder: Truth or Dare' (2018), an installation of 'exploded' materials, as if students had been asked to explore those materials, languages, and meanings, resulting in a rather haphazard assemblage. Review by Paul Black

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Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke St, Oxford OX1 1BP

Hannah Ryggen: Woven Histories

Ethiopia / Etiopia

Six years before her death in 1970, Ryggen became the first female artist to represent Norway at the Venice Biennale, and, in more recent years, has been the subject of several important retrospectives. As the relationship between politics and the public continues to find its twenty-first century feet, the uncompromising boldness of Ryggen’s tapestries, seen in her current exhibition, Woven Histories, at Modern Art Oxford, and their gentle interrogation of questions concerning nationality, identity, inequality and storytelling seem all too strangely close to home. Review by Rowland Bagnall

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Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP

Lubaina Himid: Invisible Strategies

Lubaina Himid: Invisible Strategies, installation view at Modern Art Oxford, 2017

Opening the day following the inauguration of President Trump, Lubaina Himid’s exhibition at Modern Art Oxford comes at a significant moment. Yet it must be remembered that as an artist, curator and self-described ‘political strategist,’ Himid has worked tirelessly throughout her practice over the last 30 years to highlight the implicit and systemic racial exclusion within British art institutions and society.

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