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Tour: Shifting Sands with Ben Roberts, Curator

11 Jun 2015

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Modern Art Oxford

Oxford, United Kingdom

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Shifting Sands Exhibition Tour
Join Ben Roberts, Curator of Education & Public Programmes, Modern Art Oxford, for an exhibition tour of Shifting Sands: Hybrid Rituals & Symbols in Contemporary Culture.

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An exhibition of works by Serena Korda and Dr. Lakra. Folkloric rituals, continue to be shaped by the rites and activities which traditionally bound communities together.

Folkloric rituals, from harvest festivals in Sussex to Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico, continue to be shaped by the rites and activities which traditionally bound communities together. The symbols, images and materials produced as part of these rituals are often appropriated, developed and repurposed over time to gain new relevance beyond their pagan ritual origins. They are the visual representations of myth and familiarity, fear and hope, and of community identity in a specific place and time.

Shifting Sands brings together the work of two artists who continue these traditions in a contemporary context, working with images and ideas that resonate across time and cultures. The sculptures, collages and drawings presented in this exhibition reach into the past and mix traditional folklore with symbols of contemporary culture. They reflect the evolution in how we think about community, culture and history, and how this has altered over time.

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Curators

Ben Roberts

Exhibiting artists

Serena Korda

Dr. Larka

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