Curator tour of Frieda Toranzo Jaeger: A future in the light of darkness

Private curator led tours at 5.30pm and 7.00pm

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger’s intricately embroidered multi-panel paintings remix iconography from western art history with indigenous techniques to subvert and challenge dominant power structures and historical narratives.

We are delighted to offer free curator led tours of the forthcoming exhibition at Modern Art Oxford. Toranzo Jaeger’s work uses pre-Columbian Mexican embroidery techniques to disrupt familiar motifs of well-known western artworks as a way of proposing an existence outside of structural systems of control. Using recurring imagery of queer love making, lush tropical greenery and brightly coloured flora, intermixed with symbols of corporate power – the car, the engine, and the spacecraft – she invites us to think critically about the potential for an alternative future beyond colonialism and hyper capitalism.

This exhibition is the first UK solo institutional presentation of new and recent works by the Mexico City-based artist.

Image: Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Open your heart because everything will change, 2023. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin

Entrance is free
Limited spaces available – booking essential


May 08 2024

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Modern Art Oxford
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