– 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

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

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.

Wade MARYNOWSKY

Born 1974, Sydney. Lives and works Sydney

Moonwalker (2016) is a robotic sculpture that reflects on moonwalking and the idea of being in two places at once. Suspended from the ceiling, its movements are designed to recall Michael Jackson’s famous Moonwalk dance move from the 1980s, as well as ‘the limited, zero gravitational movements experienced by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during their two-minute jaunt across the moon’s surface’. For the artist, the idea that Michael Jackson could ‘walk on the moon’ while standing on the earth is also related to the compressions of time and space we experience when using mobile technologies.
Marynowsky describes the robot’s bulbous head as a visual allusion to American Futurist Ray Kurzweil’s prediction that by 2030 ‘human brains will be able to connect to the cloud, allowing us to send emails and photos directly to the brain and to back up our thoughts and memories’.

Curator Anna Davis on Wade Marynowsky

Wade MARYNOWSKY <i>Moonwalker</i>  2016

Wade MARYNOWSKY Moonwalker 2016
steel, aluminium, motors, electronics, textiles, code
Textiles: Sally Jackson, installation view, New Romance: art and the posthuman, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Image courtesy and © the artist
Photograph: Alex Davies

Wade MARYNOWSKY <i>Moonwalker</i>  2016

Wade MARYNOWSKY Moonwalker 2016
steel, aluminium, motors, electronics, textiles, code
Textiles: Sally Jackson, installation view, New Romance: art and the posthuman, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Image courtesy and © the artist
Photograph: Alex Davies