– Highlights


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb


Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events


Art + Film

13 Jan, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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Born 1983, Perth. Lives and works Perth

Rebecca Baumann is fascinated by the relationship between colour, materials and the complex workings of human emotion. Her interest in colour stems from its capacity to affect us in ways beyond conscious thought; and has linked the changing colours in her artworks to the spectrum of emotions that people experience, questioning whether particular arrangements of colour might be capable of triggering specific feelings. Her works also question the manipulation of our emotions as consumers and why and how we are seduced by certain combinations of colour and movement.

Manoeuvres (2015) is a kinetic sculptural installation that consists of 15 electromagnetic flip-dot signs, the kind often used on sports scoreboards, and are programmed to create what she describes as ‘chromatic narrative’.

Curator Anna Davis on Rebecca Baumann

Rebecca Baumann <i>Manoeuvres</i>  2015

Manoeuvres 2015
installation view, New Romance: art and the posthuman, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia flip-dot boards, control hardware, custom software,
vinyl, steel, Software and control engineering: Future Shelter
Image courtesy and © the artist
Photograph: Alex Davies