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Primavera 1993: Young Australian Artists

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

02 Sep 1993 to 19 Dec 1993

Artists:

Felicia Kan, Janet Shanks, Rodney Spooner

Curator:

Linda Michael

About the exhibition

The artists chosen for this exhibition all disrupted the conceptual distinctions between discursive or aesthetic categories. Felicia Kan’s juxtaposition of paintings and photographs compelled the viewer to consider how the practice of one has been internalised by the other. Janet Shanks’ works combined everyday objects and techniques of craft within the domain of art, while Rodney Spooner’s sculptural works referred to painting and architecture. All artists showed an interest in structure, whether in relation to the way in which physical or conceptual systems created meaning or were influenced by speculation, accidents, chance and the unpredictable qualities of materials.

Primavera is the Museum’s annual exhibition of Australian artists aged 35 years and under. Since 1992, the series has showcased the works of artists in the early stages of their career, many of whom have gone on to exhibit nationally and internationally.

Primavera was initiated in 1992 by Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM and their family in memory of their daughter and sister Belinda, a talented jeweller who died at the age of 29.

Featuring Works from the MCA Collection

Felicia Kan
  • Untitled (cloud)
  • Untitled (field)
  • Untitled (moon)
  • Untitled (sky)
  • Untitled (star)
Janet Shanks
  • Untitled (self-portrait as Camille)