50 posters in the life of Modern Art Oxford
Yoko Ono poster, 1997-98
Modern Art Oxford is beginning its 50th birthday celebrations early (it is 50 in 2015), with a website containing a collection of 50 posters from its exhibition archive, chosen by artists Simon & Tom Bloor. The posters are displayed online at mao5050.com.
Accompanying each poster on the site is information about the exhibition it was for, and why the Bloors have picked it for their collection. What's missing, however, are most of the poster designers' names - this is because many are currently unknown. I've listed the designers' names on the ones shown here when known, but if any of you know who designed the others, please let us know in the comments box below.
Alexander Rodchenko poster, 1979, designed by David King
Donald Judd poster, 1976
Constructed Space Participation show, 1966
Manfred Pernice poster, 2010, designed by APFEL
Art in Action event, designed by Graham Fink (before his days in advertising)
Candice Breitz and Jim Lambie exhibition, 2002 (this was the year that the museum's name was changed to Modern Art Oxford)
Russian Contructivist Sculpture exhibition, 1974
Pioneers of Part-Art group show, 1971, designed by John Dugger and David Medalla
Jan Dibbets poster, 1977
Carl Andre poster, 1975
Sol Lewitt exhibition poster, 1993
Stephen Willats show, 1968
The full 50 posters in the collection can be viewed online at mao5050.com.
The site linked above is well worth a visit if you can't make the actual exhibition. 'Despatches from an Unofficial War Artist' is brilliant.
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