– Highlights

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

Jenny Watson

05 Jul - 02 Oct

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

– Learning Events

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Event

Engaging Students with disability

18 Aug, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Workshop

Art Safari

25 Aug, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Special Event

ARTBAR August 2017

25 Aug, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Claudia Nicholson's ARTBAR of love and devotion

July’s ARTBAR will see the MCA turned into an elaborate quinceañera by this month’s curator, Claudia Nicholson. more

#ConversationStarters: Have you ever made a decision based on fear?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

#ConversationStarters: What are you afraid of for the future?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Blog – #ConversationStarters: What are you afraid of for the future?

Posted on July 26, 2017 by MCA Team in Events.

As the lights turned on for Vivid Sydney outside, the MCA turned on a conversation inside. We launched Conversation Starters to promote open conversation with questions that define our global situation. Some of these questions were challenging, difficult and even uncomfortable. We were humbled to read through the thoughtful, anonymous answers shared by our open-minded and brave visitors.

One of these questions was, “What are you afraid of for the future?” This question prompted our visitors to reflect both on their personal lives and the broader global situation that we live in, and look to the future in relation to their fears. Fear can be tough to talk about and the future can be scary, but our visitors answered this question with honesty, reflection and sometimes even humour. Here are a few of their answers.

Conversation Starters was inspired by the work of artist Kader Attia, whose solo exhibition is in its last days and can be viewed at the MCA before Sunday 30 July. Attia’s art explores themes such as colonialism, power and fear.

This question prompted our visitors to reflect both on their personal lives and the broader global situation that we live in...