– Highlights

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun

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Exhibition

Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Weaving Workshop/ Booked out

03 Jun, 10.30am, Level 2: Seminar Room

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Performance

Tribunal

03 Jun, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Event

HANDFED

04 Jun, 9.00am, Level 4: Sculpture Terrace

– News from inside the MCA

Handfed: no cutlery required

Why do some cultures prefer to eat with their bare hands while others use knives, forks or chopsticks? more

Farewell Linda Marrinon Artist Room

We bid a fond farewell to Linda Marrinon’s Artist Room more

Zines, zines, zines

'It can be what you want it to be’. Stallholders at the 2017 MCA Zine Fair say it how it is. 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.

Screening

Around a Small Mountain

Where does art end and cinema start? Enjoy our new contemporary film series as guest curators blur the lines between art and cinema.

Film program for December 2016
The Theatre-ality of Cinema: Curated by Kiki Fung

Saturday 17 December, 2pm
Free, Drop in
Level 2, Veolia Lecture Theatre

Around a Small Mountain

Year- 2009
Director- Jacques Rivette
Running Time- 1 hr, 24 mins
Rated- M

After a chance encounter with Kate (Jane Birkin), a former circus performer who is unable to return to form due to an unspoken trauma, Vittorio (Sergio Castellitto) is instantly smitten. Drawn to uncover the mystery and hidden past of both Kate and the circus, Vittorio’s attempts to delve into the unknown territory of stage lead to a series of role-playing that will prompt profound revelation.

Jacques Rivette’s final film examines the subject that fascinated him endlessly: the theatre. As the jigsaw puzzle of Kate’s past is assembled, the circus becomes a mystical space where memory and the present collide, offering a chance for redemption and resurrection. This is a divine conclusion to the master’s career, as every character and every encounter gather in the circus’ ring for a final resolution.

Image credit- Film promotional still

image for Around a Small Mountain

– When

17 December 2016, 2:00-3:24pm

– Admission

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