– 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

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre


Laughter Sessions

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

– 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

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

Sanghyun LEE

Born 1954, Seoul. Lives and works Seoul

Sanghyun Lee has digitally manipulated two Korean landscape paintings from the Joseon era (1392 – 1897), and set in what is now North Korea, in order to blend layers of history and fiction, past, present and future. Exploring questions of artifice and reality in contemporary Korea, he populates these historical paintings with internet game characters, Barbie dolls and K-Pop stars. He also includes global brand logos, such as Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci. The collective craving for money and possessions that Lee observes in both South and North Korea is he argues, related to a profoundly human desire to consume, which can never be satisfied.

We dream of paradise but it does not exist, it is only a figment of our minds and desires. Peach blossoms do not bring you happiness they are fake. Designer handbags will not bring you fulfilment, but yet many continue to yearn for these things and have a passionate desire for material goods.

Sanghyun Lee

Sanghyun Lee <i>Lady Gaga's Taedong River North Korea – US Friendship Concert</i>  2011

Sanghyun Lee Lady Gaga’s Taedong River North Korea – US Friendship Concert 2011
digital C print

Hanson Collection, Christchurch

Curator Anna Davis on Sanghyun Lee

Sanghyun Lee <i>Love or My Father?</i>  2011

Sanghyun Lee Love or My Father? 2011
digital C print

Roseby Collection, Melbourne