– Highlights

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Exhibition

Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Art Safari

27 Oct, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Special Event

ARTBAR October 2017

27 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

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Talk

Keynote lecture by Pipilotti Rist

05 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 6: Harbourside Room

– News from inside the MCA

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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

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Laura Hindmarsh

Primavera 2017 artist Laura Hindmarsh shares six films ahead of her specially curated edition of Art + Film on Saturday 16 September. more

The Many Guises of Jenny Watson

We’ll take you through some of Watson’s many alter egos that are currently housed in our Level 3 Galleries. 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.

Soyo LEE

Born 1976, Seoul. Lives and works Seoul

Soyo Lee’s research-based practice examines how history, ethics and beauty influence the way we view and understand living things. Her ongoing work Ornamental Cactus Design (2013–16) consists of live cactus installations, research materials and cactus grafting workshops that explore the history of the hibotan or moon cactus, a hybrid plant that cannot photosynthesise on its own and has to be joined to another plant in order to survive.

Mass-produced in Korea for over 30 years, the moon cactus is now a major commercial export. Her work raises questions about why such hybrid plants are considered desirable, when similar organisms, such as cross-species animals, are often looked on with dismay.

For New Romance Lee presents a series of hands-on workshops where participants will hear about the history of the moon cactus and the grafting techniques required to make their own hybrid cactus creations.

Lee’s research material is available to view in the New Romance Resource Area on Level 2 (opposite the Library).

Soyo Lee <i>Ornamental Cactus Design</i>  2013–16

Soyo Lee Ornamental Cactus Design 2013–16
cacti, wood, plastic, digital prints

Courtesy the artist

Curator Anna Davis on Soyo Lee

Soyo Lee <i>Ornamental Cactus Design</i>  2013–16

Soyo Lee Ornamental Cactus Design 2013–16
cacti, wood, plastic, digital prints

Courtesy the artist