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The Museum Collection: 1994 Selection

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)


16 Mar 1994 to 16 Aug 1994


Micky Allan, Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Barbara Bloom, John Cage, Christo, Francesco Clemente, Aleks Danko, Jessica Diamond, Marcel Duchamp, Fred Fehlau, Gilbert & George, Keith Haring, Gail Hastings, Bill Henson, Jenny Holzer, Robert Hunter, Lyndal Jones, Ilya Kabakov, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Tracey Moffatt, Nam June Paik, Luciano Perna, John W. Power, Gerhard Richter, Robyn Stacey, Rosemarie Trockel, Lawrence Weiner


Sue Cramer

about the exhibition

The Museum Collection demonstrated the breadth and depth of the developing MCA Collection. This exhibition paired the work of internationally acclaimed contemporary artists with their Australian counterparts.

Organised into four galleries this exhibition addressed disparate media, from painting, photography and sculpture to video, sound, prints and multiples. Australian works from the 1980s and 1990s were grouped, with an emphasis on painting and photography. International prints, multiples and artists’ books were displayed in another room, including some recent acquisitions and five multiples borrowed from the collection of John Kaldor. A late work by the prolific and influential composer John Cage, a sculpture by Nam June Paik and a work by Australian artist Lyndal Jones were brought together in a room of works displaying an experimental approach to music, video and performance. The final gallery explored the presiding tropes of geometry and decoration in the work of John W. Power whose bequest to the University of Sydney enabled the foundation of the MCA.