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Primavera 2003: Young Australian Artists

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

17 Sep 2003 to 30 Nov 2003

Artists:

Daniel Crooks, Alex Davies, Adam Donovan, Shaun Gladwell, Stephen Honneger & Anthony Hunt, Jonathan Jones, The Kingpins: Emma Price, Katie Price, Técha Noble & Angelica Mesiti, Mari Velonaki, Cicada: Kirsten Bradley & Nick Ritar

Guest Curator:

Julianne Pierce

about the exhibition

Primavera 2003: Young Australian Artists was brought together with the premise of investigating new media practices, and the integration of ideas and digital methodologies. At the same time it asked what constituted new media, especially within the gallery space, and the associated challenges of presenting this work. Curated by Julianne Pierce, then Director of the Australian Network for Art & Technology, it explored a range of concerns through screen and projection-based media, as well as digital photographs, sculpture, installation and sound.

The exhibition included eight bodies of work by six individual artists and two collaborative groups. An additional, external element of the project complemented the Museum’s exhibition and extended Primavera’s presence into the centre of Sydney. It featured Cicada (Kirsten Bradley & Nick Ritar) who premiered their site-specific work Re _ Squared as part of 'Art & About’ at Australia Square with the support of the City of Sydney and AMP.

In this exhibition 'new media’ was treated as encompassing various modes of practice from performance to sound, video and multimedia. The artists included in the exhibition shared similar concerns; they dealt with a notion of screen or projection, and created immersive and illuminated spaces. They engaged with and developed dialogues about the city and urban experience, using forms of media as a response to the complexities of contemporary life.

Primavera is the Museum’s annual exhibition of Australian artists aged 35 years and under. Since 1992, the series has showcased the works of artists in the early stages of their career, many of whom have gone on to exhibit nationally and internationally.

Primavera was initiated in 1992 by Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM and their family in memory of their daughter and sister Belinda, a talented jeweller who died at the age of 29.