27 September, 2009
Primavera - MCA - Sydney
9 SEPTEMBER - 22 NOVEMBER 2009
This year the MCA’s popular Primavera series comes of age as the annual exhibition celebrates its 18th anniversary. With a reputation for uncovering new talent in the visual arts, Primavera provides valuable exposure for emerging artists aged 35 years and under.Primavera 2009 guest-curator Jeff Khan has selected nine of today’s most exciting young contemporary artists from across the country to explore the relationship between art and the viewer. Discover highly experiential works that engage you through humour, emotion, performance and immersive experiences both inside and outside the galleries.
Working across a range of disciplines, the Primavera 2009 artists are Andy Best, Christine Eid, Michaela Gleave, Christopher LG Hill, Ross Manning, Wade Marynowsky, Roderick Sprigg and spat+loogie.
GOING PROFESSIONAL - CURATORSHIP
Saturday 10 October, 2.30 – 4.00pm
Jeff Khan, curator of Primavera 2009 and Artistic Director of Melbourne's Next Wave Festival, and MCA curator Glenn Barkley provide guidance for emerging curators by discussing their own careers. Come with your questions ready.
$30/$25 MCA Members & Concessions
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Making it New: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art
10 September - 11 November 2009
Making It New celebrates contemporary art in Australia today. Presenting a diverse selection of works by 18 established artists, the exhibition spans painting, installation, video, sculpture and new media. The exhibition is the fourth in the MCA’s biennial exhibition series which focuses on contemporary Australian art practice. Previous exhibitions were Meridian (2003), Interesting Times (2005) and Cross Currents (2007). This year, MCA curator Glenn Barkley has selected artists whose work is anchored in a sense of tradition and ongoing engagement with political and social worlds. These artists are also pivotal figures within their own communities—whether they be social, historical, cultural or artistic—as teachers, supporters and advocates.
Featured artists are Alison Alder, Micky Allan, Jon Campbell, Lou Hubbard, Matthew Hunt, Bob Jenyns, Linda Marrinon, Archie Moore, Tom Moore, Marrnyula Mununggurr, Raquel Ormella, Alwin Reamillo, Khaled Sabsabi, Neil Taylor, Ken Thaiday Snr, Ruth Waller, Toni Warburton and Ken Whisson.