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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun

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Exhibition

Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events

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Special Event

ARTBAR March 2017

31 Mar, 7.00pm, MCA

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Screening

Art + Film: Curated by Erin Coates

01 Apr, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Conference

Educators conference: 6-7 April

06 Apr, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Girl On Film: Erin Coates

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Diary of an MCA Trainee

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Art Escapades

Artist Educator Nicole Barakat talks about our new Art Escapades program for 3-5 year olds. more

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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Wit's End

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

16 Feb 1993 to 23 May 1993

Artists:

Hany Armanious, Janet Burchill, Aleks Danko, Dale Frank, Matthys Gerber, Jeff Gibson, Tim Johnson, Maria Kozic, Robert MacPherson, Linda Marrinon, Jennifer McCamley, Ari Purkonen, Kathy Temin, Peter Tyndall, Jenny Watson

Curator:

Kay Campbell

About the exhibition

Wit’s End was a group exhibition of works drawn from the MCA Collection and external loans, which explored the use of irony and humour in art and included many works with a surrealist or absurdist bent. The works tested the limits of humour, verging into uncomfortable territories, and challenging the audience to laugh at the absurdity of life.

A film program accompanied the exhibition, including films and videos described as ‘avant-garde soap opera’.

Featuring Works from the MCA Collection

Aleks Danko
  • What are you doing boy?
Peter Tyndall
  • detail A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/ someone looks at something... (HA HA). (Painted over Cold burnt dawn)