Elizabeth Price: The Contemporary Art Society Award | University of Oxford

Elizabeth Price: The Contemporary Art Society Award

18 Mar 2016 to 15 May 2016
10:00 - 17:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH
Exhibitions
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Elizabeth Price, winner of the 2013 Contemporary Art Society Award, has created a new work in response to the collections and archives of the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums.

The new commission is a twenty minute, two-screen digital video which employs the museums’ photographic and graphic archives. It is a fiction, set to melody and percussion, which is narrated by a ‘chorus’ of museum administrators who are organising the records of Arthur Evans’s excavation of the Cretan city of Knossos.