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

Elizabeth Price: The Contemporary Art Society Award

Event date
18 Mar 2016 to 15 May 2016
Event time
10:00 - 17:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH
Event type
Exhibitions
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

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.