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Exchange Series

Today, 11.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

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Energies: Haines & Hinterding

25 Jun - 06 Sep

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Exhibition

Aleks Danko

30 Jul - 18 Oct

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Exchange Series

Today, 11.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

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06 Sep, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Creativity in the Primary Classroom

11 Sep, 9.00am, The National Centre for Creative Learning

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If these walls could talk | #AleksDanko

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Digital Excursions; New Connections

Alex White reflects upon the newly launched program offerings and the possibilities these hold for students and teachers anywhere in Australia. more

Mug Shots

In preparation for the The Rocks Aroma Festival on July 26, MCA staff share some of the stories behind the mugs they use for their workplace beverages. more

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Volume One: MCA Collection

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Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

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ARTIST INTERVIEW

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Exhibition

TABOO

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19 December 2012-24 February 2013

Mon-Wed10-5pm
Thur10-9pm
Fri-Sun10-5pm

Experience artworks, performances, talks, and films by an array of artists and key cultural figures from Australia and beyond exploring issues of taboo – attitudes long-held and traditionally entrenched in societies – in this multi-faceted program at the Museum of Contemporary Art over summer.

Guest curator Brook Andrew’s thought-provoking and stimulating program explores the relativity of taboos across different cultures – tracing their origins and history, their evolution through generations and the impact they have on everyday life and culture. TABOO removes the barriers, allowing discussion and encouraging access and debate.

See compelling work from artists including Bindi Cole (Australia); Jimmie Durham (USA and Europe); Leah Gordon (UK); Alicia Henry (USA); Ricardo Idagi (Australia); Anton Kannemeyer (South Africa); Jompet (Agustinus Kuswidanato) (Indonesia); Glenn Ligon (USA); Ana Mendieta (Cuba and USA); Yal Ton (Eric Bridgeman) (PNG and Australia) and Judy Watson (Australia).

View taboos through new cultural perspectives in late night screenings of some of the most controversial films of our time, including Salò (120 Days of Sodom) (1975), Stolen Generations (2000) and Strange Birds in Paradise (2009).

Engage in critical debate and open discussion on specific taboo-related themes in a series of ‘in conversation’ forums moderated by Namila Benson and see creative performers interpret and enact Australian legislative material in Prose of Legislation performances throughout the galleries.

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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