Saïd Business School, University of Oxford will launch a fine art exhibition curated by the Zuleika Gallery on 13 September. The exhibition's aim is to instigate discussions on the relationship between business and the arts, and it will be open to students, faculty and the wider community.
Lizzie Collins, Director of the Zuleika Gallery and curator of the exhibition, stated that the collection ‘represents some of the most exciting movements in British art from the 20th Century to the present day; from the impactful and avant-garde St. Ives School to the emergence of Pop Art and pure abstraction of the late 20th Century and present day. I believe this exhibition perfectly reflects the ethos and values of Saïd Business School, and it acts as the visual equivalent of creative thinking, excellence and innovation.’
The exhibition launch will feature a talk by award winning National Geographic photographer, film maker and explorer Stephen Alvarez, who produces global stories about exploration, adventure, culture and archaeology.
Moved by the power of humanity’s earliest artworks, Alvarez founded the Ancient Art Archive in 2016. The Archive is a non-profit foundation dedicated to using photography and the newest image based VR technology to preserve and share humanity’s oldest artworks.
The majority of works in the exhibition are on loan from the Arts Council Collection, with additional works courtesy of Zuleika Gallery, Alan Cristea Gallery and the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust. These include celebrated pop artist Patrick Caulfield and abstract artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.