Frieda Toranzo Jaeger: A future in the light of darkness

16 March 2024 to 26 May 2024 Modern Art Oxford

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Untitled, 2019. Courtesy of Collection Luxoom, Berlin

First UK solo institutional presentation of new and recent works by the Mexico City-based artist

Modern Art Oxford is delighted to announce the first uk solo exhibition by the celebrated artist Frieda Toranzo Jaeger: A future in the light of darkness, from 16 March until 26 May 2024.

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.

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.

Exhibition Tours - Frieda Toranzo Jaeger.

12 April, 10 May 2024, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm - Booking essential

Gain behind-the-scenes insights into our new exhibition, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger: A future in the light of darkness, with a free curator-led tour.

Early Years: Make Play - Spring 2024

19 March, 9 April 2024, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm - £4.50

Our Make Play sessions offer a sensory creative space for children aged between 6 months and 5 years, to explore with their parent and/or carer.

Drawing on materials and themes within our exhibition Frieda Toranzo Jaeger: A future in the light of darkness, each session offers different experimental activities.

Further Information: Modern Art Oxford