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Open until 15 May. Free Entry

Elizabeth Price: A RESTORATION

The Annual Contemporary Art Society Award

Elizabeth Price, winner of the 2012 Turner Prize and one of the most innovative and exciting British artists working today, displays her Contemporary Art Society Award winning work.

A RESTORATION is a newly commissioned work in response to the collections and archives of the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums.

The fifteen-minute, two-screen digital video installation 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. The administrators use Evans�s extraordinary documents and photographs to figuratively reconstruct the Knossos Labyrinth within the museum�s computer server. They then imagine its involuted space as a virtual chamber through which museum objects digitally flow, clatter and cascade.

This display has been produced in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum and The Ruskin School of Art.


Admission is free.

A RESTORATION can be found in Gallery 33 on Level 1.

Opening Dates

Exhibition Dates 18 March – 15 May 2016

Opening Times 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holidays

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Watch a short preview of A RESTORATION

A previews of Elizabeth Price's A RESTORATION from Contemporary Art Society on Vimeo.

Photography is not permitted in this exhibition. Follow this link for Press Information and Press Images.


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