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One of the UK’s most exciting and influential contemporary art spaces, Modern Art Oxford are excited to present a major new site-specific installation by Debora Delmar Corp. Upward Mobility opens Saturday 28th March and will run until 17th May at Modern Art Oxford, admission is free. This latest exhibition integrates working with sculpture, video and installation, which explores the way in which globalised consumer culture structures our everyday lives and routines.
Debora Delmar Corp. create intricate assemblages that appropriate and reconfigure familiar branded goods and imagery in an attempt to deconstruct the visual language of corporate advertising. A recent solo exhibition which opened in Mexico City, Body Blend Trade Culture, investigated the relationship between branding, international trade and the environment through the lens of “coffee culture”. Upward Mobility includes a group of dramatic banners emblazoned with aspirational imagery found on the social media page of a bank in Mexico. These are fenced in by a series of kitchen countertops and garden hedges, creating a maze-like effect which the visitor will need to navigate around to encounter a series of household appliances and objects from the artist’s native Mexico City.
Through this unique and immersive environment, Debora Delmar Corp. invites visitors to consider the implicit messaging within the advertising imagery that surrounds us each day. Upward Mobility opens to public Saturday 28th March and will run until 17th May (Open daily 11AM-6PM, 12PM – 6PM on Sundays). Admission to Modern Art Oxford is free. For further information on this and other exhibitions visit .Modern Art Oxford 30 Pembroke St Oxford OX1 1BP