November 14, 2012 - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) - Year Ahead
November 14, 2012

Year Ahead

Anish Kapoor, Memory, 2008. Cor-ten steel. Installation view, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; 2009. Image courtesy the artist and Deutsche Guggenheim. © the artist. Photo: Mathias Schormann.

Year Ahead at the MCA

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
140 George Street 
The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) announces its 2013 Exhibition Program.

TABOO (19 December, 2012–24 February, 2013), a multi-faceted program curated by Australian artist Brook Andrew, comprises a group exhibition, performance, discussion, film and events exploring issues of taboo.

Anish Kapoor (20 December, 2012–1 April, 2013) is the first major presentation of Kapoor’s work in Australia. Spread across two floors of the Museum and the MCA’s front lawn, the exhibition is part of the Sydney International Art Series. It includes works from the early stages of Kapoor’s career to the present.

South of No North: Laurence Aberhart, William Eggleston, Noel McKenna (8 March–5 May, 2013) places the work of Australian artist Noel McKenna alongside that of two international peers. Spanning painting, ceramics, video and photography, the exhibition brings together three artists whose works are connected by an interest in the vernacular, a regional sense of place and a similar visual sensibility.

Jeff Wall: Photographs (1 May–28 July 2013), a survey of Jeff Wall’s practice presents an overview of the artist’s outstanding achievements and features major works from over three decades of artistic and photographic innovation. The exhibition was organised by the Art Gallery of Western Australia in association with the National Gallery of Victoria.

Wangechi Mutu (23 May–11 August, 2013) is a comprehensive survey of works by Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu. It includes collage and drawing, as well as sculpture, installation and screen-based imagery that combine elements of humour, pathos and sexuality in often surprising ways.

string theory: Focus on contemporary Australian Art (15 August–27 October, 2013) brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across Australia who work with expanded notions of textile and craft-based traditions. The exhibition explores innovative approaches to fibre and art and includes sculpture, photography, painting and video.

Primavera 2013: Young Australian Artists (12 September–17 November, 2013) presents works by Australian artists aged 35 and under.

Australian Craig Walsh is renowned for interventions and projections developed in response to specific locations and the people and stories that inhabit them. In this exhibition, titled Craig Walsh (12 September–17 November 2013), the artist reflects on the diversity of his recent experience during Digital Odyssey, an 18-month tour and artist residency.  

War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono (14 November, 2013–23 February, 2014), a survey of works by legendary artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono, is part of the Sydney International Art Series. Sydney is the only Australian venue for this exhibition, which encompasses five decades of art works across media.

MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context 2013 (5 December, 2013–23 February, 2014).

The ongoing Volume One: MCA Collection hang features works by Australian artists acquired since the founding of the MCA in May 1989. This presentation reflects the diversity of Australian contemporary art over the past 20 years.

Of the year ahead, MCA Director Elizabeth Ann Macgregor said: ‘The MCA continues to develop major exhibitions that bring the best of international art to local audiences while supporting and promoting Australian artists.’

Media contact
Kelly Stone, MCA PR Manager, Sydney: M + 61 (0) 429 572 869 / kelly.stone [​at​] 




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