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Special Event

ARTBAR
– curated by Lara Thoms, Fri 31 Oct

Socially-interested, site-specific and participation-loving Lara Thoms is your next MCA ARTBAR curator. Discover art in expanded notions and artists collaborating with the world in all its varieties on Fri 31 Oct.

A registered nurse runs a meditation space filled with video art… a lecture on the history of rattails by Kevin Jin… Maria White carries out a karate performance work with teenage Muslim girls… and Jackson Stacey barters trinkets from an oversized doghouse with his young friend 'Squeaky’.

Let’s expand this further: Tom Polo and his dad place site-specific text around the Museum… Liz Dunn and volunteers who lived through 1984 decriminalisation of Homosexuality in NSW occupy the MCA with a party within a party… artist Corey Pugh performs a dance with his former psychologist… Nic Holas presents personal insights into the queer sex industry.

And Lara Thoms collaborates with a… professional party planner…

If ever there was a time to revive an old ARTBAR saying – it’d be now.

‘It’s art but not as you know it’.

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ARTBAR happens after dark every month. Exhibitions, music, design and live acts come together under the direction of an artist curator, transforming the MCA into a pulsating piece of performance art.

Image: Lara Thoms, The Experts Project #32 Decorative Toilet Roll Holders, 2010, photo: Shirley Robinson

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