– Highlights

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Exhibition

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Exhibition

Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

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Exhibition

Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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Event

ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Tour

Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, 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

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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

Artist & Curator Film Picks
– Energies: Haines & Hinterding: Orphee

Get inside the mind of artists by watching some of their favourite films. Bring a friend to this diverse program of films selected by artists and curators.

Films happen every Saturday at 2pm
FREE, drop-in
Veolia Lecture Theatre

Sat 4, 11, 18, 25 July, 2pm

Film

Orphée dir. by Jean Cocteau (1950)

At the Café des Poètes in Paris, a fight breaks out between the poet Orphée (Jean Marais) and a group of resentful upstarts. A rival poet, Cègeste (Edouard Dermit), is killed, and a mysterious princess (María Casares) insists on taking Orpheus and the body away in her Rolls-Royce. Orphée soon finds himself in the underworld, where the Princess announces that she is, in fact, Death. Orpheus escapes in the car back to the land of the living, only to become obsessed with the car radio.

1 hr 35 mins
Rated MA 15
In French with English subtitles

Watch the trailer

Ann Finegan is a Sydney writer and educator in the field of contemporary arts and theory. Her special interest is cinema and moving image. In 2012, she co-founded of Cementa Contemporary Arts Festival and is currently a co-director and chief curator.

Image Credit- Orphee Promotional Poster (1950)

image for Artist & Curator Film Picks

– When

4 July 2015, 2:00-3:35pm

– Admission

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