Art at Oxford Saïd - Exhibition Talk: Nigel Hall and Megan Piper in conversation at the opening of the 'Significant Others' exhibition

Nigel Hall, Royal Academician, will be interviewed by Megan Piper at the opening of Art at Oxford Saïd’s latest exhibition Significant Others, an exhibition of work by Nigel Hall RA and Manijeh Yadegar.

About the exhibition:
We are proud to present Significant Others, an exhibition of work by Nigel Hall RA and his late partner Manijeh Yadegar, who lived and worked together for over 40 years.

This exhibition will explore the intellectual and artistic dialogue between the two artists, a sculptor and a painter respectively, whose practices are dedicated to abstraction and minimalism. The couple exhibited on several occasions during Yadegar’s lifetime however this exhibition is the first since her passing.

Event Schedule:
17:15 – Registration opens
17:45 – Event starts
18:45 – Drinks reception
19:45 – Close
The talk is open for anyone to attend, registration is essential so please use the register button to confirm your attendance.

About the Artists:

Nigel Hall studied at the West of England College of Art, Bristol from 1960 to 1964 and at the Royal College of Art, London from 1964 to 1967. A Harkness Fellowship took him to the United States from 1967 to 1969. Hall has had many exhibitions around the world and is widely collected. His first tubular aluminium sculpture was made in 1970. In subsequent years he explored the ways in which tubular construction alters the viewer’s perception of space. His recent work has been less minimal in feel, tending towards stronger, more solid forms. A major retrospective of his work was held at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 2008. A solo exhibition of his work was held at the Royal Academy in 2011. Hall was awarded an honorary doctorate by University of the Arts, London in 2017.

Manijeh Yadegar was born in Esfahan, Iran and came to England when she was just 13. She trained at Chelsea and Camberwell Schools of Art in London. Although she worked in comparative seclusion since her student days, during her lifetime she was the subject of five solo exhibitions in South Korea, Sweden and London and contributed to over 50 joint exhibitions worldwide. In 2001 she was artist in residence, at Chretzeturm, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland. Her work is represented in the collections of Deutsche Bank, London, The Contemporary Art Society, London and many private collections in England and abroad.