MODERN ART OXFORD – Michael Stanley 1975-2012

Modern Art Oxford – News – posted 22nd September 2012

We are deeply saddened to report the death of Modern Art Oxford’s Director, Michael Stanley.

Michael joined the gallery in January 2009 and during this time he delivered a vibrant and critically acclaimed artistic programme.   He spearheaded an approach that showcased both neglected and established artists, as well as introducing cutting-edge contemporary artists.  His approach was sometimes radical, often revelatory and always thought-provoking.

As well as creating an exciting new gallery space, Michael initiated innovative joint ventures with other Oxford cultural institutions including the Ashmolean, the Old Power Station and the Radcliffe Observatory.

David Isaac, Chair of Modern Art Oxford said he will be hugely missed by everyone in the artistic community both nationally and internationally.  “We have lost a great talent; our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.”

Exhibitions that Director Michael Stanley was involved with at the gallery:

Pawel Althamer Common Task
David Austen
End of Love
Karla Black
Karla Black
Miroslaw Balka
Johanna Billing
I’m lost without your rhythm
Abraham Cruzvillegas
Autoconstrucción: The Optimistic Failure of a Simultaneous Promise
Simon & Tom Bloor
Hit and miss
Shezad Dawood
Piercing Brightness
John Gerrard
Exercise (Djibouti)
Thomas Houseago
What Went Down
Howard Hodgkin
Time and place
Regina José
Jon Lockhart
Manuel Labour
Roman Ondák
Time Capsule
Maria Pask
Déja Vù
Manfred Pernice
Susan Philipsz
You are not alone
Michael Sailstorfer
Jenny Saville
Jenny Saville
Graham Sutherland
An Unfinished World
Kerry Tribe
Dead Star Light
Richard Woods and DRMM Architects
The Yard
Haegue Yang
Teacher of Dance