Artists Leap Towards New Forms of Knowledge at Modern Art Oxford

Posted June 6, 2016 at 1:57 pm in Art, News

IN CELEBRATION of its 50th anniversary, Modern Art Oxford stages the third exhibition of Kaleidoscope, a programme that showcases significant art of the past and new commissions from well-known contemporary artists. The exhibition, Mystics and Rationalists comprises drawing, sculpture and video animation by Daniel Buren, Sol Le Witt, Dorothy Cross, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Dan Graham, Yoko Ono, Karla Black and Amy Silman.

art, exhibitionsDorothy Cross, Doorway (detail) 2014. Photograph © The artist and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.

Informed by the words of Sol Le Witt that “conceptual artists are mystics, rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach”, this exhibition defies traditional convention by offering an alternative view of the world. These artists push boundaries or challenge the processes of modern day technology using a range of materials as paradigms for their unusual creations.

Ibrahim El-Salahi, The Tree, 2000. India ink and coloured ink on Bristol board. Photo © Vigo Gallery and the artistIbrahim El-Salahi, The Tree, 2000. India ink and coloured ink on Bristol board.
Photograph © Vigo Gallery and the artist

by Miranda Charalambous

The exhibition, Mystics and Rationalists at Modern Art Oxford runs until July 31, 2016.

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