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Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

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Art Safari

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

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ARTBAR October 2017

27 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA


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

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Discover Primavera 2016 : Biljana Jancic

Biljana Jancic

Sensory System

Through our sensory system we feel meaning in our world. Unlike our respiratory system, which is essential to survival, our sensory system is essential to being. The sensory system is a transducer that filters and relays information from the world outside to the mind inside. It is a distributed notion of the brain, with nerves and receptors constantly receiving information, passing energetically along our neural pathways and into our sensory cortex, without our conscious awareness. Biljana’s work guides the viewer with its resplendence. This work both projects and reflects, bouncing content back to the viewer, handing back agency where the viewer had hoped for seduction.

Artist bio

Born 1984, Osijek, Croatia. Lives and works Sydney

Croatian-born and now Sydney based artist Biljana Jancic completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2007 and PhD in 2013, both at Sydney College of the Arts. For the past decade Jancic has been exhibiting in galleries across Australia and internationally including Through Space, 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU, Sydney, 2014; Contra, First Draft, Sydney, 2014, and; Opposed, The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle, 2013. Group Shows include An Imprecise Science, Artspace, Sydney, 2015; Kaleidorama, Stills Gallery, Sydney, 2015; Television, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, 2014; Conquest of Space, COFA Galleries, 2014 and; I Want to Change the World, Ucity Art Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou, China, Sydney, 2014. Jancic’s art making practice is supported by her critical writing and curatorial practice.

blue lights and silver vinyl on the floor in angular shapes

Biljana Jancic A Beach (Beneath) 2016, installation view, Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2016, silver tape, projections, image courtesy and © the artist, photograph: Christopher Snee