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Primavera 2012: Young Australian Artists

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

03 Oct 2012 to 02 Dec 2012

Artists

Dion Beasley, Benjamin Forster, Anastasia Klose, Todd McMillan, Kate Mitchell, Teho Ropeyarn, Justine Varga

Curator: Anna Davis

About the exhibition

No matter how close you get to another person, their inner life will always remain something of a mystery. Art is one of the ways we can catch glimpses of these invisible worlds.

Primavera 2012 featured seven contemporary artists whose works create portals into imaginary territories, spiritual landscapes and private interior realms. Bringing together the work of Dion Beasley, Benjamin Forster, Anastasia Klose, Todd McMillan, Kate Mitchell, Teho Ropeyarn and Justine Varga, the exhibition covered a wide range of artistic approaches. It included artists from remote areas of Australia alongside those from urban centres and spanned media from drawing, print-making, film, video, performance and installation to digital media and photography.

Primavera 2012 considered the roles that contemplation, reflection and introspection play in contemporary art. It explored the way art can take us to places that exist outside of the everyday. The works in Primavera 2012 invited us to enter alternate planes of reality, offering time and space to re-imagine the world from a different perspective.

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.

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