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Ancient statues reveal their true colours

Imagine for a moment that you’re standing in Ancient Greece. Theatres, temples, and statues, which survive to us only as ruins, stand intact all around you, white marble gleaming in the Mediterranean sun.

Cai Quo-Qiang: Gunpowder Art

It’s hard not to get fomo when watching the videos of the viewers jumping back from the vivid bursts of fire, smoke and colour as Cai joyfully watches on like a child with a big box of fireworks. However, one piece in particular made me rethink how displaying Cai’s practice in an exhibition space offers what the explosive performance can’t.

From Istanbul to Oxford

The exhibition highlights coffee’s sociable origins embedded within a culture of meeting to talk and read. Although sadly underplayed, the most insightful element of the display is the recognition of the culture clash.

A.R. Penck: I think in Pictures

I Think in Pictures is a veritable treasure chest of hidden colour and symbolism, displaying an oeuvre that defied East-Germany’s standards of Socialist Realism

Matsubara: Lifelines

Mia Simovic on the dynamic and versatile woodcuts of Japanese artist Naoko Matsubara

Last Supper in Pompeii

The enticing title doesn’t do justice, however, to the breadth of the collection: 400 objects from around the Roman world and beyond, covering centuries, showcasing the Romans’ relationship to food and drink.

Oxford donor suspends giving amid opioid legal scandal

Accused of "deceptive practices", the Sackler family has been a donor since 1991.

Jeff Koons to exhibit 17 works at Ashmolean

The exhibition will include 14 works on display for the first time in the UK

“Delightfully creepy”: “Spellbound” at the Ashmolean review

[The exhibition] is delightfully creepy, especially the sections where the artefacts are resting on the glass above you in chimney-like structures, forcing you to walk into dark little alcoves and crane your neck up to see them.

‘No Offence’ and ‘Antinuous: Boy Made God’ at the Ashmolean

A review of the museum's latest exhibitions which are dedicated to telling LGBTQ+ stories
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