ARTBAR happens after dark every month. Exhibitions, music, and performance come together under the direction of a guest curator, transforming the MCA into a pulsating piece of performance art.
Spring has arrived in full bloom along with a fresh crop of young Australian artists set to galvanize ‘The Primavera Edition’ of ARTBAR curated by Elena Papanikolakis and Kynan Tan.
Friday 29 September 2017, 7-11pm
Throughout the MCA
$18 MCA Members and Concessions*
(subject to availability)
$22 MCA Members and Concessions*
Ages 18 +
*Concession: Tertiary/TAFE/ESL Students with photo ID, Senior’s Card holders, Unemployed/Concession Card holders, Nava card holders
*Booking fees apply
Utility (Austin Buckett and Thomas Smith)
Akil Ahamat + Delilah Lyses-Sapo
Danny Wild (Low Flung)
Selena de Carvalho
Level 1 North: Hilarie Mais (Open until 10pm)
Level 1 South: Primavera 2017: Young Australian Artists (Open until 10pm)
Level 2: MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday (Open until 10pm)
Level 3: Jenny Watson: Fabric of Fantasy (Open 9.30pm)
Primavera 2017: Young Australian Artists brings together artworks by eight young artists from across Australia artists that question natural and human-made archives, from the physical to the digital.
For the 26th edition of Primavera, curator Sophia Kouyoumdjian will work with the participating artists to explore the theme of ‘Ancient Futures’. Each work in the exhibition will consider the relationship between existence in the present, and the past, in relation to archives and collections.
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Image: Kynan Tan, Data Erasure, 2017, computer-generated video, sound, 13:45 minutes, image courtesy the artist; Kaldor Public Art Project 33: Anri Sala; Foley St tenant