Modern Art Oxford Presents Hannah Ryggen Exhibition

Posted October 3, 2017 at 11:03 am in Art, News

THIS November, Modern Art Oxford will show the UK’s first in-depth exhibition of 20th Century Scandinavian artist Hannah Ryggen’s work. The 16 pieces will include an early self-portrait painted in 1914, tapestries that explored fascism in the 1930s and 1940s, and a number of her last works produced in the 1950s and 1960s.

Hannah Ryggen, Blood in the Grass, 1966. Courtesy of Modern Art Oxford and ODE-Art Museums of Bergen.
Photograph: KODE/Dag Fosse. © Hannah Ryggen / DACS 2017

Modern Art Oxford was founded in 1966, and has built a reputation for holding innovative exhibitions. The organisation seeks to engage and educate wider audiences about both the artwork they feature, and its relevance within society today.

It focuses on the relationship between art and ideas, for which Hannah Ryggen’s career provides broad scope for analysis. Ryggen is known to have been consistently influenced by contemporary socio-political events, such as the Nazi occupation of Norway and the Vietnam War.

Hannah Ryggen, 6 October 1942, 1943. Courtesy of Modern Art Oxford and Nordenfjeldske
Kunstindustrimuseum/ Museene I Sør-Trøndelag. Photograph: Anders S. Solberg/Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum. © Hannah Ryggen / DACS 2017

by Rosie Byers

The exhibition is on from November 11 until February 18, 2018 at Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP.

A press review and introductory talk by the show’s curator will take place on November 10 from 11am until 1pm.

For both press enquiries, or to RSVP to the press review contact:
media@modernartoxford.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1865 813 826,
or
Communications Manager Clare Stimpson: clare.stimpson@modernartoxford.org.uk.

The exhibition has been organised in collaboration with Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum / Museene I Sør-Trøndelag, and supported in part by an Art Fund Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Research Grant.

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