Mariana Castillo Deball: Between making and knowing something

Submitted by Modern Art Oxford on August 12, 2020 - 11:47

Venue, Timing and Cost

Modern Art Oxford
Friday, 2 October 2020 to Sunday, 3 January 2021
Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm. Closed Monday
view from above of Mariana Castillo Deball's work table covered in ceramic pots, tools and drawings.

Through a collage-like installation featuring pottery, photography and textiles, Mexican-born artist Mariana Castillo Deball works to uncover stories and individuals often hidden in traditional museum displays.

Deball’s exhibition focuses on sharing the stories of a number of little-known female anthropologists and indigenous storytellers and makers. To do this, the artist recreates historical artefacts and reconfigures display cases to expose how museum collections both conceal and reveal historical narratives and shape our understanding of the world.

Between making and knowing something is born out of Deball’s ongoing research into museums, the observational science of people and cultures (or ethnography), archaeology and photographic archives. The exhibition particularly explores objects and archives held in the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford and the Smithsonian Museum National Collections in Washington D.C.

To see this exhibition you will need to book a free ticket in advance of your visit. Tickets will be available to book from September.

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30 Pembroke Street
Oxford OX11BP

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