– Highlights

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun

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Exhibition

Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Art Safari

26 May, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Performance

Tribunal

03 Jun, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Event

HANDFED

04 Jun, 9.00am, Level 4: Sculpture Terrace

– News from inside the MCA

Farewell Linda Marrinon Artist Room

We bid a fond farewell to Linda Marrinon’s Artist Room more

Zines, zines, zines

'It can be what you want it to be’. Stallholders at the 2017 MCA Zine Fair say it how it is. more

Young Art Lovers' Book List

To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crew have teamed up to put together a selection of fun, inspiring and engaging titles sure to spark the imaginations of budding artists and creative thinkers. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Wit's End

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

16 Feb 1993 to 23 May 1993

Artists:

Hany Armanious, Janet Burchill, Aleks Danko, Dale Frank, Matthys Gerber, Jeff Gibson, Tim Johnson, Maria Kozic, Robert MacPherson, Linda Marrinon, Jennifer McCamley, Ari Purkonen, Kathy Temin, Peter Tyndall, Jenny Watson

Curator:

Kay Campbell

About the exhibition

Wit’s End was a group exhibition of works drawn from the MCA Collection and external loans, which explored the use of irony and humour in art and included many works with a surrealist or absurdist bent. The works tested the limits of humour, verging into uncomfortable territories, and challenging the audience to laugh at the absurdity of life.

A film program accompanied the exhibition, including films and videos described as ‘avant-garde soap opera’.

Featuring Works from the MCA Collection

Aleks Danko
  • What are you doing boy?
Peter Tyndall
  • detail A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/ someone looks at something... (HA HA). (Painted over Cold burnt dawn)