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Vanilla Anandam

Vanilla Anandam is a University of Oxford postgraduate in the History of Art & Visual Culture. Her research and writing primarily focus on modern to contemporary art and time-based media.

Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe

In Citizen of the Universe, the artist’s first public solo exhibition in Europe, Modern Art Oxford (MAO) presents Asawa’s work, all of her work—art, family, and community—in tandem, akin to her lived life.

Yuri Yuan: Dark Dreams

The eleven oil paintings (all 2022) that comprise Dark Dreams at Alexander Berggruen Gallery, the artist’s second solo exhibition in New York, depart from the accepted conventions of Surrealism and forge ahead, past the threshold of dream and sleep.

Mariana Castillo Deball: Between making and knowing something

A water vessel with a hole cannot fulfill its intended function. In Between making and knowing something at Modern Art Oxford (MAO), Mariana Castillo Deball kills the utilitarian aspect of her Zuni pueblo-inspired red stoneware ceramics in a ceremonial action, perforating them with “kill-holes,” intentionally making them “something useless.”


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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