– 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.

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