– 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.

Wonbin YANG

Born 1980, Seoul. Lives and works Seoul

Ideas about adaptation and evolution are central to Wonbin Yang’s work. Many of his recent projects investigate how artificial entities could take hold in our cities, ‘utilising urban facilities and systems, building relationships with other beings, and developing strategies to survive in their man-made surroundings’.
In Species series (2012) Wonbin Yang creates an ecosystem of insect-like robots that he imagines could thrive in a city of the future. His interest lies in the idea that contemporary cities are a ‘primordial soup’ capable of generating new forms of life. Made from urban waste and small mechanical parts, each robot has a distinctive set of behaviours and biological characteristics that give it a unique personality. Yang documents the lifecycles of his robots in their ‘natural environment’, creating short videos, reminiscent of nature documentaries, that capture their struggles, triumphs and failures.

Wonbin Yang <i>Calicem volvens</i>  2012

Wonbin Yang Segnisiter continuus 2012
from Species series
newspaper, electrical devices

All works courtesy the artist

Curator Anna Davis on Wonbing YANG

Wonbin Yang  <i>Umbra infractus</i>  2012

Wonbin Yang Umbra infractus 2012
from Species series
umbrella, electrical devices