Modern Art Oxford: 50th anniversary publication

Emma Ridgway at Modern Art Oxford, Oxfordshire

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£14,111 raised
127 funders

Funded 20 July 2016

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We want to produce a collaborative publication to celebrate and capture highlights from Modern Art Oxford’s 50 years of critically acclaimed exhibition making.

Fifty internationally celebrated artists have been invited to create unique pages for a landmark publication. Bound together in hardback, they will provide a never-before-seen collection that you can own. Marina Abramović, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Louise Lawler, Richard Long, Gustav Metzger and Yoko Ono are among those who have already agreed to contribute to this groundbreaking project.

For most of us, owning artworks by these artists is out of reach, but this book provides a rare opportunity to bring these household names into your home.

Contributions will go towards design, production and printing costs. In return, you can choose from an array of beautiful rewards, including limited-edition prints, postcards featuring highlights from the archive, bespoke contemporary art experiences – including artist studio visits and day trips – and the publication itself.

This limited-edition book can only be produced with the support of generous individuals, so now is your chance to make it happen.

Please help us, we’re only 50 once.

Paul Hobson, director, Modern Art Oxford:

'It was as a young history undergraduate that I first encountered and fell in love with contemporary art at Modern Art Oxford. Walking though the galleries, as I do most days, the recollection is as fresh as if it were yesterday, of visiting what was then known as the Museum of Modern Art Oxford, and encountering the radical ideas of John Latham, who had a major retrospective here in 1991. The experience left an indelible impression on me. The revelation that art was not simply a thing to be looked at, but that it could represent ideas about the contemporary world, was transformational for me.

'Can you imagine the sense of fulfilment and pride I had when we brought back Latham's works to the gallery during our 50th anniversary celebrations this year? It is humbling to be at the helm of this powerhouse of contemporary visual culture as we mark our 50th birthday, and to celebrate the impact that artists and their ideas have had on millions of visitors like me over the decades. Our 50th anniversary publication will capture many of these impressions and memories of not only an amazing year of programming, but 50 years of inspirational art.'

If you have any technical problems when donating, please email arthappens@artfund.org.

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By Emma Ridgway

Friday 11 November sees the opening of our final KALEIDOSCOPE exhibition. As part of this celebratory evening, we’re also hosting a launch for the 50th Anniversary Publication that you helped make a reality!... Read more

Our publication has arrived!

By Emma Ridgway

The 50th anniversary publication is here, and we think it looks fantastic... Read more

We did it!

By Emma Ridgway

A massive thank you again to everyone who has helped make Modern Art Oxford’s 50th Anniversary Publication possible... Read more

Project happening: Thanks for donating!

By Emma Ridgway

We’re delighted to announce that our 50th anniversary publication project will be going ahead... Read more

Final day to reach our target

By Emma Ridgway

We’ve got one last day to make this brilliant project happen; together we can do it... Read more

Help make it happen!

By Emma Ridgway

We want to say a huge thank you to all 114 campaign supporters, and to encourage those still considering making a donation to please act now!... Read more

Reward update: Maria Loboda Limited Edition

By Emma Ridgway

For a gift of £60, campaign supporters will receive the 50th anniversary publication in addition to a signed limited edition print by exciting contemporary artist Maria Loboda. Find out more about the artist, her inclusion in the anniversary publication and her brand new site-specific commission appearing in Modern Art Oxford's final anniversary exhibition of 2016... Read more

Donations to be match-funded!

By Emma Ridgway

We are delighted to tell you that our partners at Art Fund have generously offered to match-fund donations pound-for-pound, meaning a £25 donation becomes £50!... Read more

Only six places left: Appreciating Contemporary Art Course

By Emma Ridgway

Quick! Book your space on this lively seminar plus get the 50th anniversary publication thrown in for free... Read more

Modern Art Oxford: Eight important numbers

By Emma Ridgway

To celebrate 50 years of groundbreaking exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford, we have put together a list of eight facts about the great work we do here... Read more

Exclusive interview with artist Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq

By Emma Ridgway

Artist Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq speaks exclusively to us about his work, studio, and influences. You can read the full interview here... Read more

One week in: Thank you all!

By Emma Ridgway

-Thank you to those who have donated and helped us to pass 10%. Find out more about our £45 reward, the limited-edition Rodchenko poster designed by David King – and how it came about... Read more

Online donations have now reopened

Following some system improvements to the Art Fund’s website resulting in the suspension of donations, the campaign is back up and running... Read more

With thanks to...

Stu Allsopp
Banbury

Lesley Williams
Oxford

sean terry
Oxford

Will Norman
Cirencester

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Mary Boulton
Oxford

Sara Liptai
Leamington Spa

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Oxford

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Oxford

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London

Lucy Phillips
Abingdon

Abby Holzer
Lamy

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Stuart Macbeth
Bicester

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Helen Throsby
Oxford

Andrzej Zarzycki
London

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Emma Ridgway
London

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Paul Woodford
London

Marcia Mishcon
London

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Mike Ridley
London

Tom Lee
Oxford

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London

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London

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Weston-super-Mare

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Croydon

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Winchester

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Oxford

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Oxford

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Woking

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Cheltenham

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Sheffield

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London

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London

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Oxford

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London

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Stoke-on-Trent

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Eastbourne

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London

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Cardiff

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Liverpool

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London

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London

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Oxford

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London

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Oxford

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Oxford

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Oxford

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Abingdon

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Woodstock

Robert Collard
London

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Witney

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Malvern

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Mark O'Neill
London

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London

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Oxford

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Dunblane

Mary Hayes
Nottingham

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Catherine Hastings
Leamington Spa

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Wallingford

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Oxford

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Oxford

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Oxford

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Hull

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London

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Uxbridge

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Bruxelles

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Oxford

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Swindon

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London

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Oxford

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London

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Oxford

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Richmond

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Kidlington

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Oxford

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Oxford

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Oxford

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London

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Oxford

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