At MCA Australia 3 November 2016 – 5 March 2017.
Part of the Sydney International Art Series.
Tatsuo Miyajima (born 1957, Ibaraki) is one of Japan’s most renowned contemporary artists, known for his sculptures and room-scale installations incorporating light and numbers.
Connect With Everything is Miyajima’s first exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere. It encompasses his sculptural works, rooms and environments, and performance videos.
Time and its passage are explored through the works and represented visually by multiple, small digital counting devices. Miyajima developed his first customised digital counters in the late 1980s, using light emitting diodes or LEDs. These ‘counter gadgets’ remain central to his art today, their red and green palette expanding in the mid-1990s to include blue, then white, as LED technology developed in and beyond Japan.
Abdul Abdullah talks identity, religion and belonging in this interview for Primavera 2015. Curator Nicole Foreshew filmed this interview during a research trip to Abdullah's studio. Find out more about Abdullah and his practice in the full Primavera 2015 resource: http://view.ceros.com/mca/primavera-2015-web-version/ Video captured by Nicole Foreshew.
After watching this short film, you too will want a dog. An intimate insight into how artist Louise Hearman thinks about animals, nature, the quality of light and how colour behaves within a painting: ‘magenta – it’s a frightening colour and it goes everywhere..’
Artists and students will welcome her advice formed after years of painting: – ‘if it’s not good enough – wipe it!’
Food Fight: The Battle for Food Security was a live art event that raised awareness and stimulated conversations about the hidden issue of food security and access to affordable and nutritious food for everyone. On Saturday 30 April 2016, in Liverpool’s Bigge Park, Food Heroes demonstrated cooking skills, costumed Food Warriors passionately spruiked their causes, young Food Security Guards provoked challenging exchanges with the audience, and an explosive food fight finale. The project was led by artists Branch Nebula (Lee Wilson and Mirabelle Wouters) and Diego Bonetto, and co-commissioned by C3West on behalf of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Liverpool City Council.
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Taiwanese American artist Lee Mingwei presents a ‘living sculpture’ in the gallery, four afternoons a week, for the exhibition’s duration. It involves a classically trained singer who approaches visitors to offer the gift of a song. This singular gallery experience is more intimate for the singer and audience member. It can in fact be a gift for both.
In this talk titled “Expanding Horizons: rethinking the past through the lens of the present”, Morris shared insights on the Tate Modern’s new building extension and her vision for redefining the museum for the 21st century. Frances Morris has played a key role in the development of Tate, joining as a curator in 1987, becoming Head of Displays at Tate Modern (2000–2006) and then Director of Collection, International Art until April 2016 when she was appointed to her current role. She has con...
During a site visit to Tiwi Islands in February 2015, MCA spoke to artist Bede Tungatalum who explained the intricacies of his printmaking practice.
Hayden Fowler’s Dark Ecology invites us to consider how our relationship with the natural world is changing, through an increased ability to alter our environment and through the threat of ecological catastrophe.
See more: Hayden Fowler – Dark Ecology 2015/2016
Tomorrow we turn on 2,500 LEDs for Tatsuo Miyajima’s room-scale 'Mega Death’ 1999/2016