– Highlights

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

Jenny Watson

05 Jul - 02 Oct

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

– Learning Events

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Event

Engaging Students with disability

18 Aug, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Workshop

Art Safari

25 Aug, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Special Event

ARTBAR August 2017

25 Aug, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Claudia Nicholson's ARTBAR of love and devotion

July’s ARTBAR will see the MCA turned into an elaborate quinceañera by this month’s curator, Claudia Nicholson. more

#ConversationStarters: Have you ever made a decision based on fear?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

#ConversationStarters: What are you afraid of for the future?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Kibong RHEE

Born, 1957, Seoul. Lives and works Seoul

Kibong Rhee’s artworks question the structure and flow of human life, nature and objects in the world. According to the artist ‘everything is in a state of constant evolution and disappearance’ a process he compares to water’s transformation through states of liquid, solid and gas. Rhee believes that ‘water embodies life’s fleetingness, existing somewhere between the spiritual and physical worlds’.
Perpetual Snow (2015) is a kinetic sculpture that intertwines the human act of writing and the environmental phenomenon of falling snow. It consists of a thin metal apparatus that moves a life-size silicone arm (modelled on the arm of the artist) holding a white marker pen in programmed sequences across the length and breadth of two glass panels. The timing of the viewing experience is significant, as over the course of the exhibition the arm slowly covers the glass in white ink, becoming increasingly obscured until it is rendered almost invisible behind by a field of thickening ‘snow’.

Kibong Rhee <i>Perpetual Snow</i>  2015

Kibong Rhee Perpetual Snow 2015
glass, silicon, aluminium, steel, marker pen, arduino system

Courtesy the artist and Kukje Gallery, Seoul

Curator Anna Davis on Kibong Rhee

Kibong Rhee <i>Perpetual Snow</i>  2015

Kibong Rhee Perpetual Snow 2015
glass, silicon, aluminium, steel, marker pen, arduino system

Courtesy the artist and Kukje Gallery, Seoul