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MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context 2005

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

19 August to 6 November 2005

Artists

Ulay and Marina Abramoviç, Howard Arkley, Joseph Beuys, Kate Beynon, Pat Brassington, Emily Floyd, Shaun Gladwell, Melba Gunjarrwanga, Fiona Hall, Peter Kennedy, Anchor Kulunba, Robert MacPherson, Susan Marawarr, John Mawurndjul, Noel McKenna, Kate Miwulku, TV Moore, Robert Owen, Tony Schwensen, Cindy Sherman, Tim Silver, Ricky Swallow, Jean Tinguely, Hossein Valamanesh, Jurek Wybraniek

Curator:

Vivienne Webb

about the exhibition

MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context launched the MCA’s level four galleries, with recent acquisitions shown alongside works from the existing collection. Works from the Power Collection and the Victor and Loti Smorgon Collection were included, highlighting the strength of the Museum’s works across painting, light works, kinetic sculpture and multiples. The works represented the fluid and energetic nature of contemporary Australian art. Many of the works were included due to their ability to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the remainder of the 2005 exhibition program, particularly the young voices represented in the 2005 edition of Primavera: Young Australian Artists.

This exhibition was made possible by through the generous support of MCA Ambassadors.

Featuring Works from the MCA Collection

James Angus
  • Manta Ray
Howard Arkley
  • Felony
Joseph Beuys
  • Capri Batterie (Capri battery)
Kate Beynon
  • Li Ji - Forbidden City Memory
  • Li Ji - Melbourne Life
Pat Brassington
  • Crush
  • Rocket
  • The Wedding Guest
  • Topography in Pink
Adam Cullen
  • Blanket Men
Destiny Deacon
Emily Floyd
  • Important Emerging Artist
Shaun Gladwell
  • Tangara
David Griggs
  • Tangara
Melba Gunjarrwanga
  • Mandjabu (conical fish trap)
Fiona Hall
  • The price is right
Frank Malkorda
  • An-gugechiya (fish trap)
Susan Marawarr
  • Fish trap
Noel McKenna
  • Country Rail Network of Australia
Kate Miwulku
  • Fish trap
  • Fishtraps
  • Three fish traps
Tony Schwensen
  • Be Alert But Not Alarmed
  • Jenny Cracked Corn and I Don't Care
  • Riverrun Reverse Assistance
  • This Is Where We Live
Tim Silver
  • Untitled (adrift)
Ricky Swallow
  • Forgotten Foundation
Gotaro Uemetsu
  • Tangara
Jurek Wybraniec
  • Untitled (Target)