– Highlights

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Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

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Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean [Unplugged]

23 Jan, 6.00pm, Level 3: Galleries

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Spoken Word Series

03 Feb, 1.00am, Throughout the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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Works from the MCA Collection

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Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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Aleks Danko

Born 1950, Adelaide. Lives and works Daylesford, Victoria.


Aleks Danko’s career spans more than three decades and encompasses diverse media, from sculpture and installation to text and language-based works. Drawing actively on Australia’s political and cultural history, his work is infused with satirical humour and a subtle critique of contemporary social values.
 
Danko studied sculpture at the South Australian School of Art in 1967–70 and began exhibiting in 1970 in Adelaide. Since then he has held more than 40 solo exhibitions and his work has been selected for a number of national and international exhibitions and collections.
 
His solo exhibitions include the survey show My Fellow Aus-tra-aliens, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2015) and Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2015–16); Pointless (more or less), Milani Gallery, Brisbane (2013); dilly-dally/so-so/shippy-shoppy?/ho-ho/hanky-panky?/bye-bye … shopping for and with the un-dead(yu-ah-tish-yu-ah remix), Sutton Projects, Melbourne (2012); Chatter … and more chatter upstairs, Milani Gallery, Brisbane (2009); Some cultural meditations 1949–2006 (just a little bit of ethnic folk art), Sutton Gallery, Melbourne (2006); and Aleks Danko: What Are You Doing Boy?, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (1991).
 
Danko’s group exhibitions include Howard Arkley (and Friends …), TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria (2015–16); Impressions 2014, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne (2014); Art Museum, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney (2013–14); Reinventing the Wheel: The Readymade Century, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2013); Trams: Moving Pictures, The Old Treasury Building, Melbourne (2012); Born to Concrete: The Heide Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2011); The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010); Mortality, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2010); Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2008–09); and International 04, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK (2004).
 
Danko’s work is held in many public collections, including the British Museum, London; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Australia’s major state and regional galleries; as well as university and private collections.

Works by Aleks Danko

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