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Wit's End

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

17 February 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)