MFA in Fine Art students present DreaMFActory exhibition

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

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Students from the Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Fine Art programme at Oxford Brookes University will present a new exhibition in the Glass Tank next week.

Entitled DreaMFActory, the show provides an opportunity for the students to test out a range of differing works and projects, some complete and some in progress.

The group of students taking part in the exhibition come from varying disciplinary and cultural backgrounds and include artists from the UK, Chile, Iran, Portugal and the USA.

The work displayed in DreaMFActory demonstrates a critical engagement with wide-ranging concepts and interests; from the authoritative power of text, nostalgia and cultural appropriation in the era of Brexit, to the overlooked cultural value of carpet weavers in Iran, and human bodies relative to architectural spaces.

Clair Chinnery, Subject Coordinator for MFA in Fine Art, Oxford Brookes University

Clair Chinnery, Subject Coordinator for the MFA in Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University said: “The work displayed in DreaMFActory demonstrates a critical engagement with wide-ranging concepts and interests; from the authoritative power of text, nostalgia and cultural appropriation in the era of Brexit, to the overlooked cultural value of carpet weavers in Iran, and human bodies relative to architectural spaces.”

“Other works demonstrate an interest in the curiosity of the everyday, providing new ways to address familiar subjects, object and materials, pushing these to extremes of creative possibilities through practices that ‘exhaust the subject’.”

The MFA in Fine Art is a broad-based programme that includes practice, critical theory and professional studies and supports students to develop their own distinctive artistic practice, alongside, and integrated into, a taught theoretical and professional framework. More information can be found on the postgraduate course webpages.

The exhibition will run from Monday 18 December until Thursday 12 January (closed between 22 December and 1 January), 9.00am – 5.00pm, in the Glass Tank on the Headington Campus. Admission is free and open to all members of the public.

More information about upcoming exhibitions can be found on the Glass Tank webpages.  

Image credit: Mariana Acevedo.